Disorganized Crime (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  14 April 1989 (USA)
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Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he's caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Henault
Frank Salazar
Carlos Barrios
Max Green
George Denver
Ray Forgy
Bill Lonigan
Nick Bartkowski
Marie Butler ...
Wanda Brem (as Marie Butler Kouf)
Gregory Wurster ...
Deputy Greg
Deputy Monroe
Deputy Larry
Deputy Joe
Thomas Schellenberg ...
Deputy Jim
Robert K. Feldmann ...
Dispatcher (as Robert Feldmann)


This movie places some top thiefs, looking to steal money from a bank. The All-Star cast has many blunders on the way. Meanwhile a member of their group is missing and two cops chase after him. Written by <Lemiar28@AOL.com>

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Five crooks without a plan are out to rob one bank with lots of cash. So what's the hold-up? See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Message from Salazar  »

Box Office


$7,723,506 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


First theatrical film of Dean Norris. See more »


The car driven by detectives Denver, and Lonigan is referred to as a "White Chrysler" by Denver, however in every scene it is seen to be a Ford Crown Victoria. See more »


Carlos Barrios: Only $600 dollars, not enough.
Max Green: We need another $900.
Carlos Barrios: Why don't we just take out a loan?
Max Green: We can hit one more.
Carlos Barrios: Are you out of your mind? We're going to get nailed.
Max Green: This isn't Miami, you know. Every cop they have'll be swarming over that market. If we hit another right now they won't be ready.
Carlos Barrios: They won't be ready? I'm not ready! I haven't done this since I was 17!
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18 January 2001 | by (Bellingham, WA) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. Like other reviewers here, I agree it's hard to explain exactly why. But maybe that's the definition of a good film, one that is consistently coherent, that flows together so well one is left with an overall impression rather than remembered bits and pieces.

Part of the attractiveness of Disorganized Crime is the setting. To watch it is like taking in gulps of fresh air when you laugh. Which is often.

This is a balanced story. No one is good or bad, just assorted characters connected by cross purpose and disjointed competence. Each man does his job very well, and the hilarious thing is that it makes no difference at all. Some things are just not meant to be. No matter how hard the gang or deputies work together or alone, somebody ends up in a pit with a horse skeleton or losing his pants to save his flashlight.

Only excellent writing can save broad comedy from slapstick, and the writers certainly have succeeded here. This movie is a pleasure and an antidote for depression. I mean, if these guys can laugh...

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