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The Squeeze (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 10 July 1987 (USA)
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A mysterious black box spells danger to a con man and female detective.

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Cast

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Ric Abernathy ...
Bouncer
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Harry Berg
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Ralph Vigo
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Rachel Dobs
Bobby Bass ...
Poker Player
Leslie Bevis ...
Gem Vigo
Lou Criscuolo ...
Kurt
Ray Gabriel ...
Security Guard
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Joe
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Rigaud
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Freddy
Richard E. Huhn ...
Police Clerk
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Nick
Jeffrey Josephson ...
Al
Liane Langland ...
Hilda
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His ex-wife asks the unsuccessful gambler and inventor Harrison for a small favor: to get her a parcel from a friend's apartment - without telling him what's in it. Suddenly he finds himself assaulted by villains and shortly after even under suspect of murder. The inexperienced P.I. Rachel is hired by an unknown party to rid him of the parcel - but soon befriends him. Together they try to figure out what kind of game is being played. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Just a few weeks ago, nobody cared if he was alive. Now everybody wants him dead. For Harry Berg, that's progress. See more »


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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,228,951 (USA)
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The budget had ballooned from $12 million to over $22 million when the production was finally finished.

The song whistled by Michael Keaton at the end of the film is the theme song of the TV series Bonanza. See more »

Goofs

Rachel and Harry are locked in a bathroom trying to escape from Titus. The place is illuminated very brightly but when the two run away through a window in the next shot no lights appear in the place, it's all dark. See more »

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[only line, character's last words]
Titus: [to Rachel Dobs] I could have loved you.
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References Bonanza (1959) See more »

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BOY TOY
Performed by TIA
Courtesy of RCA Records
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GREED and Corruption
9 June 2014 | by (steubenville ohio) – See all my reviews

Heroic effort to show the terrible side of life in USA...dark piers and the East river, grave of so many souls. The lottery drawing scene with the crowd of zombie participants reminded me of German Rallies, evangelists who are just users and other disturbing mob behaviors. The influence of organized crime international and totally outside the law has now assumed the aspects of pre-Organized Crime Committee Investigations and convictions. We now have corporations run exactly like criminal enterprises. A bit rough at times, the reality had to be dream-like as the tabloid press reality would be too shocking to show as entertainment. Greed and corruption are now tearing this country apart and gambling continues to be a vice with unending destruction and cheating. Don't gamble.


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