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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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10 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alkalom szüli a milliomost  »

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$2,228,951 (USA)
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Trivia

Jenny Wright was originally cast as the lead role, but replaced by Rae Dawn Chong. See more »

Goofs

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

[only line, character's last words]
Titus: [to Rachel Dobs] I could have loved you.
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Features He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) See more »

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BLIND BEFORE I STOP
Performed by Meat Loaf
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products and BMG Arista Records, LTD.
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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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