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Disorganized Crime (1989)

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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:
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


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Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Message from Salazar  »


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1.85 : 1
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In several scenes Max suffers from heart problems. In a later interview, Fred Gwynne said that he actually had a real heart attack while filming one of those scenes. The cameras kept rolling as they called 911, and the director decided to keep the footage of the real heart attack in the movie. Fred got out of the hospital a few days later, and managed to finish the filming on schedule. 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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Disorganized Crime
20 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

O'Neill gets the most laughs in this minimal laugh caper about

a bunch of professional criminals who try to pull off a huge bank heist, but they don't have their boss Bernsen, a car and most importantly a plan.

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