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Disorganized Crime (1989)

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

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

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. Two cops without a clue. And one bank vault without a scratch. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Message from Salazar  »

Box Office

Gross:

$7,723,506 (USA)
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| (cable)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Working titles of the film: "Where's Salazar?" and "Waiting for Salazar". See more »

Goofs

When Ray is planting the last bomb on George's Crown Vic, he reaches up past the oil filter to the distributor. The only engines with that configuration are the straight sixes, which were never used in Crown Vics or any police-package. All police cars of that era have V8s, which have the distributor on top in the center, where it's impossible to reach from the below. Ford puts the distributor at the front; GM & Chrysler at the rear. Also, the distributor clearly has only 7 wires - one for each of the 6 cylinders, and 1 from the coil. See more »

Quotes

Max Green: Any of you got toothpaste.
Nick Bartkowski: Yes.I got some fucking toothpaste!
Ray Forgy: What's his problem.
Carlos Barrios: I don't know.I think he wanted to kill me.
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Connections

Featured in Biography: Fred Gwynne: More Than a Munster (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Mine
Written & Produced by Jim Stowell
Performed by Mike Brandy
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Cable worthy star studded 80's comedy
2 November 2003 | by (Northridge, California) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on cable as I'm sure most of you did. This movie isn't terribly funny but it is entertaining. The greatest advantage that this movie has is it's large and talented cast. Let's go over that cast for a minute.

Fred Gwynne, Corbin Bernsen, Ruben Blades, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Ed O' Neill all put in great performances and don't take their characters too seriously. Although none of these actors is particularly hot at the moment, all are accomplished actors. It's also too bad that Fred Gwynne has passed away. This kind of light hearted heist film can die a quick death if it takes itself too seriously. Fortunately the movie keeps it real and doesn't try to be too serious.

Bottom Line: I have this on VHS because I kept seeing it on TV and I finally broke down and bought it. Now if you like movies that you can watch, enjoy and then forget about, then this is the movie for you.


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