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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 »

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When Rachel goes to her office to talk to her boss a Boom mic can be seen going up and down twice, up to her head. See more »

Quotes

Harry Berg: I'm only human!
Rachel Dobs: You're a slime!
Harry Berg: I'm a human slime?
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Features Penny Serenade (1941) See more »

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BOY TOY
Performed by TIA
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Wasted Acting Squeezes This Movie Into Obscurity.
10 June 2003 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

THE SQUEEZE is a pathetic excuse for a film, let alone a comedy. Michael Keaton stars with Rae Dawn Chong in this awful film about a guy who gets caught up in a crime rap of some sorts. People would rather go play in the park instead of watching this pure waste of celluloid. A wasted cast and a tedious script easily makes this one of the most worthless flops in cinema history.

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