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Richard Shepard (written by) and
Tamar Brott
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Release Date:
30 October 1991 (France) See more »
He wants to be tied down. She wants to be tied up. It's not what you think.
Two disgruntled restaurant employees (David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette) decide to rob their employers (Buck Henry, Andre Gregory). See more » | Full synopsis »
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Quirky and delightful little comedy. See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rosanna Arquette ... Lucy

David Bowie ... Monte

Eszter Balint ... Vivian
Andre Gregory ... Dante

Buck Henry ... Cecil

Viveca Lindfors ... Miracle

Marlee Matlin ... Jeanette

Eloy Casados ... Tony

Michael Bonnabel ... Oliver

James Avery ... Phil
Susan Mechsner ... Female Ventriloquist
Leana Hall ... Tracy

Maura Tierney ... Cecelia
Kristina Loggia ... Gayle
Pati Dubroff ... Kim

Roxanne Beckford ... Lanie
John Louis Fost ... Bus Boy

Kathy Kinney ... Denise
Tamara De Treaux ... Camile
Lyvingston Holmes ... Black Militant
Cherie Franklin ... Silent Woman

Lewis Arquette ... Texas Joe
Al Berry ... Bread Man
Paul Ivy ... Lincoln Man

Andrea King ... Charlotte
Richard von Ernst ... Annoying Patron

Iman ... Dali Guest
Hunt Sales ... Drummer

Janet Cole Notey ... Happy Woman
James Oden Hatch ... Happy Man
Lawrence J. Ulman ... Suited Man
Sophia Lansky ... Woman #2
Bradford Jackson ... Old Man
Maxine Elliott Hicks ... Old Woman (as Maxine Elliott)
Frederick Darby Jr. ... Piano Player
Akmed ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carolyn A. Masters ... Bar Maid

Julian Lennon ... (uncredited)

Deanne Mencher ... Older Wife / Dali (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Shepard 
Writing credits
Richard Shepard (written by)

Tamar Brott 

Produced by
Patricia Foulkrod .... line producer
Richard J. Gagnon .... executive producer
Martin F. Gold .... co-executive producer
Robert Goodale .... co-executive producer
Sarah Jackson .... producer
Arnold H. Orgolini .... producer
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
Cinematography by
Robert D. Yeoman 
Film Editing by
Sonya Polonsky 
Casting by
Maureen Fremont 
Production Design by
Marcia Hinds 
Art Direction by
Bo Johnson 
Set Decoration by
Jerie Kelter 
Makeup Department
Lori Guidroz .... key hair stylist
Julie Hewett .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Bob Jason .... unit production manager
David Pauker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Caltabiano .... second second assistant director
Phillip Christon .... first assistant director
Suzanne Haasis .... second assistant director
Edward Kalpakian .... second second assistant director
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director
Amelia Villero .... second assistant director
Richard Wentz .... second assistant director
Art Department
G. Roger Abell .... leadman
Mark Barofsky .... property master
Nino Del Pesco .... carpenter
Donna J. Hattin .... key scenic artist
David Lazan .... assistant art director
Mike Leckie .... carpenter
Steven Schalk .... property master
Doug Sieck .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Appleby .... re-recording mixer
Vic Carpenter .... production sound mixer
David Chornow .... production sound mixer
Alison Fisher .... sound editor
John Gurrin .... sound recordist
Michael Haight .... sound editor
Sharon Lackie .... supervising sound editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Bruce Murphy .... stereo sound consultant
Kevin Newson .... sound recordist
Michael O'Farrell .... supervising sound editor
Lisa Schnall .... boom operator
Lou Solakofski .... foley recordist
Herbert Swann .... boom operator
Don White .... re-recording mixer
Ian Wright .... boom operator (as Ian C. Wright)
Ray Abbott .... stunt driver
Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci .... stunt performer
Shane Grier .... stunt coordinator
Rawn Hutchinson .... stunt coordinator
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Huston Beaumont .... rigging gaffer
John Boccaccio .... assistant camera
Michael Evans .... best boy
Gary Farr .... still photographer
Bill Floyd .... assistant camera
Matt Garite .... camera operator
Bob Leitelt .... dolly grip
Willie Mann .... best boy
Michael Millikan .... first assistant camera
Chris Morley .... gaffer
Spencer Newman .... camera operator
Karl Nussbaum .... dolly grip
Phil Oetiker .... camera operator
Richard Osborn Jr. .... assistant camera
Randy Paik .... second assistant camera
Les Percy .... key grip
Chris Rogers .... key grip
Randolph Sellars .... camera operator: "b" camera
Neil Shapiro .... second assistant camera
David Sperling .... additional photographer
Frank Stubblefield .... best boy
Robert Zuckerman .... still photographer: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Keech-Swerling .... wardrobe supervisor (as Karen Keech)
Editorial Department
Pam Angel-Donley .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Christine Bonnem .... location manager
Ron Dittman .... location manager
Joie Gregory .... location manager
Robert Katz .... location manager
Music Department
Bill Bernstein .... music editor
Martin Blasick .... composer: song "The Boa Dance" (as Marty Blasick)
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor
Dawn Soler .... associate music supervisor
John Vigran .... score mixer
Diane DeLouise Wessel .... music supervisor
Dan Wool .... music performers: restaurant music (as Pray for Rain)
John Beasley .... composer: additional score (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jerry Cormier .... transportation coordinator
Mike Filloon .... transportation coordinator
Yannick Derrien .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Lane Arndt .... craft service
Patrick Culliton .... magic advisor
Mark Fifer .... production assistant
David Joseph .... production assistant
Rock LeRoy .... caterer
Nancy Riggs .... production coordinator
Rita Rokisky .... production coordinator
Jane Rouen .... script supervisor
Brad Stephens .... publicist
Brenda K. Wachel .... script supervisor
Roman Coppola .... special thanks
Julian Sands .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shag-O-Rama" - USA (DVD title)
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108 min | France:105 min | USA:98 min
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Iman, appears in the film briefly as a woman in the audience for Lucy's stunt.See more »
Vivian:You need to get laid.
Lucy:YOU need to get laid!
Vivian:I don't need to get laid. I stored it up before me and Hector broke up.
Lucy:Stored up? What are you, a chipmunk?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Quirky and delightful little comedy., 4 January 2009
Author: GoldMorning from United Kingdom

I found this film to be humorous to watch with moments that made me smile. It wasn't laugh out loud material but I loved watching the performances. All the actors involved did a great job of bringing to life their blend of neurotic, paranoid and quirky characters. Rosanna Arquette played a delightful if slightly annoying vague waitress/escape artist who is very funny to watch. Her friend played by Eszter Balint was also wonderful as she played a kind of morose and sarcastic side kick with some very funny lines. Of course David Bowie plays the male lead and he is very good in this. I think he's quite underrated as an actor and he should do more comedy. He delivered his lines very well and was genuinely cute with his humour. I actually think this is one of his best performances and it's a shame the film didn't do well for him. All in all the story was fun to follow but it's the performances that made for a delightful if not light comedy.

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