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Release Date:
23 October 1987 (USA) See more »
Once you get a taste of the good life, it's hard to let go. Even if your life depends on it. See more »
A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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D.B. Sweeney ... Benjy Taylor

Charlie Sheen ... Ted Varrick

Lara Harris ... Ann Varrick

Randy Quaid ... Lieutenant Vincent Bracey

Bill Duke ... Malcolm

R.D. Call ... Frank Martin

Arlen Dean Snyder ... Lieutenant Curtis Loos

M. Emmet Walsh ... Captain Haun
Al Shannon ... Danny
Bernie Pock ... Ridley
Kenny Endoso ... Leon
James F. Kelly ... Brandon
Lori Butler ... Suzanne
Clare Wren ... Deborah
Philip Benichou ... Michel

Linda Carol ... Party Girl

Danitza Kingsley ... Margot

Peggy McCay ... Benjy's Mom

Linda Shayne ... Peggy

Robert Pierce ... Jim
Claude Earl Jones ... Uncle Roy
Jan Burrell ... Aunt Rhea

Channing Chase ... Aunt Fran
Jessica Puscas ... Mary Jean
Molly Carter ... Colleen
Florence Schauffler ... Apartment Manager

Guy Boyd ... Jaws

Henry G. Sanders ... Heath

Gary Riley ... Cal

Jenny Gago ... Tory Bracey

Scott Lincoln ... Bailey
James W. Smith ... Shopping Center Guard
Jack Yates ... Shopping Center Guard
Tom Santo ... Juio
Anthony Palmer ... Supplier
Jeff O'Haco ... Valet
Mario Roberts ... Valet

Michael Riley ... Horton
Denis Hartigan ... Duncan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Burns ... Auto Repair Shop Customer (uncredited)

Jeff Dandurand ... Kid Auto Thief (uncredited)
Michael Della Femina ... Webb (uncredited)

George Dzundza ... Uncle Mike (uncredited)
John Gocha ... Porsche Mechanic (uncredited)

Brad Pitt ... Waiter (uncredited)

Joseph Michael Roth ... Christmas Caroler (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Werner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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Produced by
Jack Behr .... associate producer
Tony Ganz .... executive producer
Ron Howard .... executive producer
Sandy Kroopf .... associate producer
Joseph Stern .... producer
Dick Wolf .... producer
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
Cinematography by
Hiro Narita 
Film Editing by
Steven Cohen 
Casting by
Judith Holstra 
Marcia Ross 
Production Design by
Paul Peters 
Set Decoration by
Ethel Robins Richards 
Costume Design by
Jodie Lynn Tillen 
Makeup Department
Susan A. Cabral .... makeup department head
Yolanda Toussieng .... hair stylist
Production Management
Duncan Henderson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M. James Arnett .... second unit director
Matt Earl Beesley .... second assistant director
Josh McLaglen .... first assistant director
Art Department
Eva Anna Andry .... assistant art director (as Eva Anna Bohn)
Mike Carrillo .... assistant property master
Anthony Klaiman .... set dresser
Robert Misetich .... stand-by painter
Sound Department
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Gordon Webb .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Dennis Petersen .... special effects
Hal Burton .... stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunt coordinator
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Theresa Eubanks .... stunts
Trace Eubanks .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Gary Hymes .... stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunts
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunts (as Tracy Keehn)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (as Terry J. Leonard)
Mike Marasco .... stunts (as Michael Marasco)
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunts
Bob Orrison .... stunts (as Robert Orrison)
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
Tom Sarmento .... stunts (as Thomas G. Sarmento)
Russell Solberg .... stunts
Jerry Spicer .... stunts
Edward J. Ulrich .... stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts (as Allan Wyatt Jr.)
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunts (as Allan Wyatt)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brett Laumann .... electrician
Steve Mathis .... gaffer
Roy H. Wagner .... director of photography: second unit
Editorial Department
Pablo Ferro .... montage
Robert Leader .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Cyre .... musician
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator
Chris Silagyi .... music producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Joseph Prado .... driver (as Joseph R. Prado)
Other crew
Pablo Ferro .... title designer: main title sequence
John Gocha .... technical advisor
Hope Williams .... script supervisor

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USA:106 min
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Did You Know?

Charlie Sheen was injured when a squib hardened overnight and was detonated at the wrong time. He received lacerations to his face and was knocked unconscious. He received nine stitches, and was deaf in one ear for four weeks.See more »
Continuity: After the chase between the Porsche and the Camaro, when the Porsche gets banged up pretty bad on the right side and a window is blown out by a shotgun, the Porsche is driven into the chop shop and it doesn't have a scratch on it. In the next scene the right front end of the car is shown and it's a slightly lighter/paler color and appears to have scratches, although it looks more like mud splashes or painted-on damage than scratches.See more »
Benjy Taylor:[points out a Ferrari to steal] How about this one?
Ted Varrick:[disdainfully] Italian trash... besides, I only steal Porsches.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in 'Law & Order': The Beginning (2002) (V)See more »
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One of the great unknown gems of the 80's, 28 April 2011
Author: tpaladino from United States

Once again I've got to say thank you to my Netflix 'recommended' queue, because thus far it's let me to several great movies that I never knew existed, including this one.

This was a truly good movie, with a fantastic storyline, great acting and a lot of style. Charlie Sheen turns in a terrific, understated performance, which makes you sadly recall that at one time he was a gifted young actor with a promising future ahead of him, and not an out of control bipolar freak of nature. This movie actually fell right in the middle of his golden period; shortly after 'Platoon' and just before 'Wall Street' and 'Young Guns'. He was pretty clearly at the top of his game.

The rest of the cast did wonderfully as well, especially D.B. Sweeney who handled the lead role admirably, and the incredibly beautiful and talented Lara Harris, who deserves far more work in Hollywood than she's gotten. The only character who seemed out of place was Randy Quaid as the no-nonsense lieutenant, but that's only because I've become so used to seeing him in goofball roles that it's now a bit jarring when he's serious.

I definitely enjoyed this film, and any fan of the police/thriller genre will surely enjoy it as well, as will fans of the time period in general. I'm glad I didn't pass this one over.

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