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Shakedown -- A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop.

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James Glickenhaus (written by)
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Release Date:
6 May 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
An overworked lawyer. An undercover cop. In a town where everyone is for sale... they're the best that money can buy. See more »
Plot:
A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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action movie better than average..the best film GLICKENHAUS has done See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Brooks ... Michael Jones

Jude Ciccolella ... Patrick O'Leary
George Loros ... Officer Varelli

Thomas G. Waites ... Officer Kelly (as Tom Waites)

Daryl Edwards ... Dr. Watson

Jos Laniado ... Ruben

Peter Weller ... Roland Dalton

Blanche Baker ... Gail Feinberger

John C. McGinley ... Sean Phillips (as John McGinley)

Patricia Charbonneau ... Susan Cantrell
Shirley Stoler ... Irma
Walter Flanagan ... Prison Guard

Walter Bobbie ... Dean Howland
Henry Judd Baker ... Big Leroy (as Judd Henry Baker)

Sam Elliott ... Richie Marks
Andrew Johns ... Billy

Roy Milton Davis ... Preacher

Kathryn Rossetter ... Margaret O'Leary

Larry Joshua ... Rydel

Michael Medeiros ... Bumpers
Bill Cwikowski ... Collins

Everett Mendes III ... Stevie 'Dipshit'
James Kruk ... Teenage Boy #1
Kim Plumridge ... Teenage Girl #1
Stacey Heinz ... Teenage Girl #2
Kevin Ruskin ... Teenage Boy #2

Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Speaker (voice)
Karl Taylor ... TV Watcher

Kelly Rutherford ... TV Watcher
Mary Beth Lee ... Mary
Julia McNeal ... Nancy (as Julia Mueller)
Bari K. Willerford ... Monster

Antonio Fargas ... Nicky 'N.C.' Carr
Roy Thomas ... Leon

Paul Bartel ... Night Court Judge

James Eckhouse ... Steve Rosen
Sheila Johnson ... Carr's Lady

David Proval ... Larry

John Finn ... Bartender

Harold Perrineau ... Tommie (as Harold Perrineau Jr.)
Rockets Redglare ... Ira
Lisa Ann Poggi ... Suzi
Buddy Van Horn ... Police Officer
Augusta Dabney ... Judge Maynard
Frank Colangelo ... Jury Foreman
William Gleason ... Court Clerk

William Prince ... Mr. Feinberger
Dominic Marcus ... Race Car Driver

Anthony Crivello ... Julio

Richard Epper ... Blade
Ronald Maccone ... Mastrangelo
Dick Boccelli ... Desk Sergeant

Tom Mardirosian ... Cab Driver

Holt McCallany ... Roadblock Officer
Dolores García ... Bailiff
Glenn C. Sadler ... Captain
Leland J. Eller ... First Officer

Marie Marshall ... Muffy
Frances Helm ... Guest
Marya D. Dornya ... Mrs. Feinberger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marilyn Dobrin ... Candy Lady (uncredited)
Matthew T. Gitkin ... Firefighter (uncredited)
Drew Stanley ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
James Glickenhaus 
 
Writing credits
James Glickenhaus (written by)

Produced by
J. Boyce Harman Jr. .... producer
Leonard Shapiro .... executive producer
Alan M. Solomon .... executive producer (as Alan Solomon)
 
Original Music by
Jonathan Elias 
 
Cinematography by
John Lindley (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Fried 
 
Casting by
Donna DeSeta 
 
Production Design by
Charles C. Bennett 
 
Set Decoration by
Guido DeCurtis 
 
Costume Design by
Peggy Farrell 
 
Production Management
Gerrit van der Meer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sally Andrews .... second second assistant director
June Chung .... dga trainee (as June Hee Chung)
Frank Comito .... additional second assistant director
Liz Ryan .... second assistant director
Michael Schroeder .... first assistant director
Joel Segal .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Dimitri Apletchef .... property master
James R. Bilz .... property assistant
Peter Blechman .... set builder
Joseph Calderaro .... set dresser
Jay Cannold .... construction production assistant
Thomas Costabile .... set builder
Linda A. Covello .... scenic artist (as Linda Covello)
Jennifer Cox .... assistant to the production designer
Frank DeCurtis .... on-set dresser
Arthur Dworin .... scenic artist
Laurie Friedman .... assistant to the set decorator
Susie Goulder .... key set dresser (as Susan Goulder)
David W. Howell .... set dresser (as David Howell)
Ulf Lovén .... set builder
Marguerite Montello .... scenic artist
Ellen Oshins .... scenic artist
Rudy Pelikan .... assistant set builder
Raymond M. Samitz .... construction coordinator (as Raymond Samitz)
Jonathan Stein .... key set builder
Robert Topol .... master scenic artist
M. Tony Trotta .... scenic artist (as Tony Trotta)
Paul Wardwell .... set builder
Laura Jean West .... set dresser (as Laura West)
 
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Randal A. Goya .... sound editor
Jack Haigis .... sound effects editor
Neil L. Kaufman .... sound editor
Richard Klompus .... cable person
Dow McKeever .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Edgar .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... optical camera: Apogee (as Cosmas Bolger Jr.)
Dennis Dorney .... optical line-up: Apogee
Douglas Smith .... visual effects supervisor
Joseph Yanuzzi .... visual effects editor
 
Stunts
Danny Aiello III .... stunts
Rick Aiello .... stunts
John Alden .... stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
Paul Bucossi .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
Monty Cox .... stunts
Lisa Dalton .... stunts (as Lisa Loving)
David D. Darling .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Gary Epper .... stunts
Richard Epper .... key stunt performer
Roy Farfel .... stunts
R.H. Farnsworth .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Katherine B. Flusk .... stunts
Nicholas J. Giangiulio .... stunts
Alan Gibbs .... stunt coordinator
Andree Gibbs .... stunts
Tim Gilbert .... key stunt performer
Jack Gill .... key stunt performer
Jack Gill .... stunt coordinator
Lance Guecia .... stunts
Tony Guida .... stunts
Gene Harrison .... stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
Peter Hock .... stunts
Dominic Marcus .... stunts
Burt Marshall .... stunts
Matt McColm .... stunts
Edgard Mourino .... stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Mark Orsatti .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Connie Picard .... stunts
Alan D. Purwin .... stunts
Kerry Rossall .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts
Spike Silver .... stunts
Gary Tacon .... stunts
Patricia Tallman .... stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts
Lynn Walsh .... stunts
Jeff Ward .... stunts
Deborah Watkins .... stunts
Danny Weselis .... stunts
Ted White .... stunts
Randell Dennis Widner .... stunts
Steve Wolf .... stunt safety
Louise Woolf .... stunts
Tom Wright .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dwane Arthur .... best boy (as Duane Arthur)
Donal Harvey Bialer .... additional grip
Bonnie Blake .... additional assistant camera
David Bromberg .... grip
Jim Canatta .... additional camera assistant (as James Canata)
Al Cerullo .... aerial photographer
Andy Day .... additional electrician (as Andrew Day)
Joe di Gennaro .... assistant camera: second unit
Richard Dobbs .... dolly grip
David Drzewiecki .... assistant camera: Apogee (as Dave Drzewiecki)
Ken Ferris .... camera operator: second unit
Larry Huston .... first assistant camera: Steadicam
Daniel F. Karlok .... electrician (as Daniel Karlock)
Clay Liversidge .... additional electrician
Constantine Makris .... camera operator
Gary Martone .... grip
John Merrick .... grip
William D. Moran .... company grip
Andy Niceberg .... additional electrician
Adam Novich .... additional grip
Eric Peterson .... assistant camera: Apogee
Charles Quinlivan .... additional grip
Brian P. Regan .... additional electrician (as Brian Regan)
Colleen Riley .... grip
D.H. Smith .... camera operator: Apogee
Allen Stillman .... rigging electrician
Eric Swanek .... second assistant camera
Edward Tobin .... crane operator
Jeffery J. Tufano .... first assistant camera
David S. Tuttman .... camera loader
David S. Tuttman .... clapper loader (as David Tuttman)
Lynne Warberg .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Suzanne Santry .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helen P. Butler .... costume supervisor
Helen P. Butler .... wardrobe supervisor
Margaret Shan Jensen .... assistant to costume designer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kerry Fulton .... apprentice editor (as Kerry Fulton-Peluffo)
 
Music Department
Jonathan Elias .... music arranger
Jonathan Elias .... music performed by
Anne McCabe .... apprentice music editor
 
Transportation Department
Irv Gooch .... vehicle wrangler
Bobby Marsh .... driver
Jean Ritchings .... vehicle coordinator
 
Other crew
Dominic Marcus .... adr voice actor
Bob Menasian .... production assistant
Jeffrey Rollins .... production assistant
Rick Washburn .... armorer
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blue Jean Cop" - Australia (video title), Philippines (English title), UK (video title (TV title))
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Runtime:
UK:93 min (PAL) | Australia:93 min (PAL) | USA:97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The films Stunt Coordinator, legend Alan Gibbs had planned a special roll-over car stunt for himself to do, but he got sick (of cancer) during the making of the film. The producers waited for the last minute to shoot the roll-over scene, IF he would got better but when Alan Gibbs suddenly died, Jack Gill , who had taken over as Stunt Coordinator, had to perform the stunt instead.See more »
Quotes:
Richie Marks:I met the love of my life... only I killed her dog before I got the chance to tell her. Man, she was everything I ever wanted. We met at Shakespeare in the park. Told her I was a lawyer. That line seemed to work for you. Rained like hell that day. I had an umbrella. We went back to her apartment. She went to the bathroom; I sat on the couch. She had this great big damned dog. Dog had a ball. I threw it. Dog brought it back. I threw it again...See more »
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Soundtrack:
Lookin' For LoveSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
action movie better than average..the best film GLICKENHAUS has done, 18 April 2001

it is unusual to see SAM ELLIOT in a contemporary urban action thriller. I haven't seen this in awhile but I rtemember enjoying it. PETER WELLER plays an attorney who tries to get to the bottom of a police corruption scandal and ends up taking on half of the force and the cities criminal underworld. SAM ELLIOT plays the modren day cop with a wild west mentality and a huge .45 auto pistol...(which he uses frequently thus fullfilling thje action monicker of this film) SHAKEDOWN has impressive chase and action sequences. Critics bitched because wasn't dramatic enough but I enjoyed it. For action fans please note the action outweighs the court room scenes. I have wondered why sam elliot hasn't done more contemporary action thrillers like FATAL BEAUTY a action movie directed by FRIGHT NIGHTS TOM HOLLAND. He seems adept at contemporary pistol packing films as well as all the wonderful westerns he does for TNT. I have talked to many women who find elliot attractive, something about him. He looks like the rugged sort who will come riding out of the sage with a single action revolver after cattle rustlers at any second. I think this is his enduring appeal to movie and watchers. I rate this film as a fantasy action epic with court room appeal...PRESSUMED INNOCENT it is not...yet, it is worth the price of a movie rental. This is perhaps the best of the GLICKENHAUSmovies....as it is consistent in it's action delivery. 4 star 4 action...3 for drama (out of 7)

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