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 overview, first billed only:
Ric Abernathy ...
Harry Berg
Ralph Vigo
Rachel Dobs
Bobby Bass ...
Poker Player
Leslie Bevis ...
Gem Vigo
Lou Criscuolo ...
Ray Gabriel ...
Security Guard
Richard E. Huhn ...
Police Clerk
Jeffrey Josephson ...
Liane Langland ...


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 <>

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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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The song playing in the club is "Blind Before I Stop" sung by Meat Loaf. Meat plays Titus in this movie. See more »


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 »


Ralph Vigo: Human morality disintegrates at the fifty million dollar mark.
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Features She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985) See more »


Performed by Meat Loaf
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products and BMG Arista Records, LTD.
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Odd, but interesting
10 September 2005 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this years ago. It was one of several comedies Michael Keaton made in the 80's, but you can see him beginning to stretch a bit beyond his cornball comedy roles (e.g. Night Shift, Mr. Mom, Gung Ho, Johnny Dangerously). You can just see a hint of the dramatic (and dark) flair he would reveal a few years later in Beetle Juice and Batman.

The movie itself is pretty contrived, although it has a great supporting cast. It was fun to see Meat Loaf (whose character is always sweaty, and carries around a battery-operated fan to keep cool) and John Davidson (who essentially plays...himself!).

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