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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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Five crooks without a plan. Two cops without a clue. And one bank vault without a scratch. 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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The opening scene was filmed during the street fair held every 4th of July. Lou performed with the pipe fitters during the street fair. See more »


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 »


Nick Bartkowski: Now what about getting inside?
Carlos Barrios: The place next door is a real-estate office. We pick the lock. We get in, and go through the wall. It is made of brick, like your brain. It's one foot thick, two layers.
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Written & Performed by Charles Fleischer
Produced by Michael Mugrage
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I don't know why this is one of my favorite movies, but it is.
25 October 1998 | by (Central PA) – See all my reviews

The plot is tight. The acting is flawless. The directing, script, scenery, casting are all well done. I watch this movie frequently, though I don't know what it is about the whole thing that grabs me. See it and drop me a line if you can figure out why I like it so much.

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