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Why Me? (1990)

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A jewel thief steals a sacred ruby which sets off a chase by the police, the Turkish government, nutty American terrorists, and the CIA.

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June Daley
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Bruno Daley
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Francis Mahoney
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Leon
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Gatou Vardebedian
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Ralph
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Benjy Klopzik
Thomas Callaway ...
Zachary
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Bob the Turk
Sebastian Massa ...
Tiny's Sidekick
Kate Benton ...
Spokeswoman
Jack Heller ...
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A jewel thief, his wacky sidekick, and his girlfriend are chased around Los Angeles by cops, the Cia, terrorists and Turkish government agents after they steal a sacred ruby, the Byzantine Fire. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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20 April 1990 (USA)  »

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A mí que me registren  »

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Trivia

David Jackson was originally set to direct before Gene Quintano stepped in. See more »

Quotes

Bob the Turk: Who do you think has it?
Gus Cardinale: Um, Elvis?
Turk #2: We checked, he has an alibi.
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Features Halloween (1978) See more »

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Why Me?
Words & Music by Steve Wood and Phil Marshall
Performed by Steve Wood
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entertaining, if you don't have anything to do
19 July 2004 | by (Los Angeles, United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie while I was working at a Post Production studio in Hollywood, back in 1990. I was 19 and maybe somewhat more sympathetic back then.

Post Production can get boring at times, and a lot of very dull and incompetent programming gets produced and sent through Post Houses, like the one I worked at. But this movie, even being a solid "B" flick: starts, gets moving, does it's best with what it has, and wraps up decently (as far as stories go).

From what I remember, this movie doesn't pretend to be anything but entertaining; and while other movies do that better than this one, this is a movie that can entertain you if your bored and can watch a jewel thief movie without being critical about clichés. You can tell that the producers knew how much they could get from this budget and story and I don't think this crew could've done better. Chris Lambert, Chris Lloyd, and JT Walsh... good combo, and I think they pull it off as best it could be done.


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