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Disorganized Crime (1989)

 -  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

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 »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Désorganisation de malfaiteurs  »

Box Office

Gross:

$7,723,506 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Lou Diamond Philips is being dragged under the car, Philips actually did the stunt himself. He stated in an interview he had marks on his back for months after filming was complete. See more »

Goofs

When Max is in the backseat of the car telling Carlos and Ray about the $5000.00 bail, he says it was for "grand theft on the car... Frank must have stolen it". The car is the light colored sedan that Ray picks up the crew with at the train station and that Nick later crashes. Many viewers think the car belonged to Ray. This is wrong. Though the car is driven by Ray at the beginning of the film, it is assumed that Ray arrived via train ahead of the others and picked up a local car that Frank Salazar had waiting for him. Ray Forgy wouldn't use his own personal car in a crime, and since Ray wasn't from Montana, his own car would not have Montana license plates. See more »

Quotes

George Denver: [George is crossing river when he loses his clothes] AH AH AH AH AH! My fucking clothes! In the fucking river!
Bill Lonigan: [chasing after clothes] Ah shit.
George Denver: Son of a BITCH!
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Featured in Biography: Fred Gwynne: More Than a Munster (1999) See more »

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Written & Produced by Jim Stowell
Performed by Mike Brandy
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He's from Newark Too!!
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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