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Howard Franklin (written by)
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Release Date:
9 October 1987 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He's a streetwise cop who just made detective. She's a stunning sophisticate who just saw a murder. A killer is the only thing they had in common. Until tonight. See more »
Plot:
A married New York cop falls for the socialite murder witness he's been assigned to protect. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(87 articles)
Casting Director Joy Todd Dies
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 22 February 2014, 3:18 PM, PST)

Joy Todd, Casting Director for Sidney Lumet, Dies
 (From Variety - Film News. 22 February 2014, 2:02 PM, PST)

The possible future films of Ridley Scott
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Berenger ... Det. Mike Keegan

Mimi Rogers ... Claire Gregory

Lorraine Bracco ... Ellie Keegan

Jerry Orbach ... Lt. Garber

John Rubinstein ... Neil Steinhart

Andreas Katsulas ... Joey Venza
Tony DiBenedetto ... T.J. (also as Tony Di Benedetto)
James E. Moriarty ... Koontz (as James Moriarty)

Mark Moses ... Win Hockings

Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Scotty
Harley Cross ... Tommy Keegan

Joanne Baron ... Helen Greening
Anthony Bishop ... Waiter
David Berman ... Cop #1
Sharon K. Brecke ... Bimbo (as Sharon Brecke)
Peter Carew ... Doorman

Christopher Cass ... Rookie Cop
Jim Paul Eilers ... Sparks
Suzi Gilder ... Pretty Young Thing (as Susi Gilder)
Mary Gillis ... Mary, Claire's Maid
Billy Kane ... Brooklyn
Helen Lambros ... Met Benefactress

Jack McGee ... Bartender
Meg Mundy ... Antonia
Jeff Nielsen ... Tie Salesman
Harlan Cary Poe ... Killer
Marilyn Rockafellow ... Marge
Helen Tran ... Vietnamese Girl
Harvey Vernon ... Giddings
Mark Voland ... Plainclothes Cop #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anthony Caso ... Chauffeur (uncredited)

John Corbett ... Walker (uncredited)
Louis Durra ... Pianist (uncredited)
Joey Gironda ... Undercover Cop (uncredited)

Timothy Klein ... Rookie Cop (uncredited)

John Sobestanovich ... Line-Up Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ridley Scott 
 
Writing credits
Howard Franklin (written by)

Danilo Bach  uncredited
David Seltzer  uncredited

Produced by
Thierry de Ganay .... producer
Mimi Polk Gitlin .... associate producer (as Mimi Polk)
Harold Schneider .... producer
Ridley Scott .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Kamen 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Poster (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Claire Simpson 
 
Casting by
Joy Todd 
 
Production Design by
James D. Bissell  (as Jim Bissell)
 
Art Direction by
Christopher Burian-Mohr  (as Chris Burian-Mohr)
 
Set Decoration by
Linda DeScenna  (as Linda De Scenna)
 
Costume Design by
Colleen Atwood 
 
Makeup Department
Frank Bianco .... hair stylist: New York
Antony Clavet .... hair creator: Miss Rogers and Miss Bracco (as Anthony Clavet)
Antony Clavet .... makeup creator: Miss Rogers and Miss Bracco (as Anthony Clavet)
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist: New York (as Alan Weisinger)
 
Production Management
William C. Gerrity .... production manager: New York (as Bill Gerrity)
Max Stein .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director
Amy Sayres .... second assistant director: New York (as Amy Sayre)
Robert Yannetti .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Craig B. Ayers Sr. .... greens foreman
Tom Cranham .... storyboard artist
Ernest Depew .... construction coordinator (as Ernie Depew)
Gilbert Gertsen .... head carpenter: New York
Ann Harris .... set designer
Steven J. Jordan .... set decorator: New York (as Steven Jordan)
Edward T. McAvoy .... paint foreman (as Ed McAvoy)
Paul McElvin .... leadman
John Jay Moore .... art director: New York (as Jay Moore)
Arthur Shippee .... property master (as Art Shippee)
Walter Stocklin .... property master: New York (as Wally Stocklin)
William James Teegarden .... set designer (as Jim Teegarden)
Patricia Walker .... scenic artist: New York
Sabrina Wright .... set dresser: New York (as Sabrina Wright-Basile)
 
Sound Department
Gene S. Cantamessa .... sound mixer (as Gene Cantamessa)
Steve Cantamessa .... boom operator
Glenn Freemantle .... assistant sound editor
John Fundus .... boom operator: New York
Dean Humphreys .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
John Poyner .... adr editor
Jim Shields .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Laura Dash .... stunt double
Dominic Marcus .... stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Ronnie Rondell)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Wilder)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Connors .... best boy: New York
R. Michael De Chellis .... best boy (as Michael De Chellis)
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera (as Alan Disler)
Candy Edwards .... second assistant camera (as Candace Edwards)
Russell Engels .... chief lighting technician: New York (as Rusty Engles)
S. Karin Epstein .... still photographer: New York
Gregg Guellow .... key grip
Paul Jacobsen .... lighting technician
Aaron Katz .... video operator
John Koester .... camera operator
Eric Leigh .... electrician
Elliott Marks .... still photographer (as Elliot Marks)
Ken Miller .... dolly grip
George Patsos .... key grip: New York
James Plannette .... chief lighting technician
Maricella Ramirez .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael J. Long .... costume supervisor: men
Robert Musco .... wardrobe supervisor
Linda Serijan .... costume supervisor: women
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Terry Clarke .... editor trainee
Robert Frazen .... assistant editor
Phil Hetos .... color timer (as Phil Heatos)
Brian Peachey .... associate editor
Sarah Thomas .... first assistant editor
William Webb .... first assistant editor
Adrian Trent .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Haydn Bendall .... music mixing engineer
Haydn Bendall .... music recording engineer
Stephen McLaughlin .... music recordist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James E. Foote .... transportation coordinator (as James Foote)
Patrick Hogan .... driver
Michael Hyde .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Heidi August .... production auditor: New York
Nelson Cabrera .... production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Celia D. Costas .... location manager: New York (as Celia Costas)
Deborah Lupard .... production assistant
Blair Bellis Mohr .... production coordinator: New York
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Julie Offer .... location projectionist
Jane Prosnit .... production coordinator
Ana Maria Quintana .... script supervisor
Cliff T.E. Roseman .... location manager (as Cliff T. E. Roseman)
Lydia Telo .... production auditor
Nancy Willen .... publicist
David H. Kramer .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 

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106 min
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Trivia:
Sharon Stone screen tested for the role of Claire Gregory which in the end was cast with Mimi Rogers. In reverse, Rogers later auditioned for the Catherine Tramell role in Basic Instinct (1992) which instead Stone won.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The newspaper which Mike is carrying on his way to his first shift guarding Claire has the word "SUPERMEN!" on the back page. He is carrying an identical newspaper three or four days later.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Det. Mike Keegan:Hey! We got food back there, you know; all right? Hey, thanks for comin' - good to see ya. Come on in, get a drink. T.J...
T.J.:Yeah?
Det. Mike Keegan:Set 'em up with a drink.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYESSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I'll 'watch' it again, 9 March 2002
Author: Dianna Trent from NJ

Brooklyn detective (Berenger) gets promoted & has new assignment - Keep watch over rich & sultry Manhattanite Claire Gregory (Mimi Rogers) becuz she witnessed a murder. NEVER pair up 2 good-looking people for night time (or daytime) close association no matter HOW solid one's marriage is!! And why not? Becuz THIS could happen!

'Watch' this film & find out.

Berenger looks fit & handsome as usual, especially back in the '80's. Rogers should have gotten a better hairdo. Larrainne Bracco, a NY favorite of mine, is just great in this role. Jerry Orbach, Berenger's superior is another NY favorite of mine. Tony DiBenedetto (the big burly limo driver from My Favorite Year) was also 'on the watch' & played Berenger's best friend. The most annoying thing about this film is the slow awful tune sung by Sting here! When the credits role in the beginning, we're shown The Big Bad Apple in all it's glory, lit up in the dark like nobody's business! But that song makes you just want to fast-forward!! Arrrgh!! Then he sings it again at the end!! Arrrgh!!

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