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Deadfall (1993)

R | | Crime, Drama | 8 October 1993 (USA)
After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But... See full summary »
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After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is soon drawn into his increasingly dangerous schemes. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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You wont know who to trust... What to believe... Or where to run... See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, sexuality, drug use and strong language | See all certifications »

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8 October 1993 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,369
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Trivia

The Punk/Metal Band Snot recorded a song called Deadfall based on the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene when the money in the attaché case is handed over, the money is wrapped in bundles but when the case is split open on the carousel the money falls loosely to the floor. See more »

Quotes

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Joe Donan: Most people like to think they have some degree of control over their lives. The truth is we're subject to the influence of others. Those who appreciate this can make a lot of money from those who don't. But any small-time grifter who ever dealt off the bottom of a deck can tell you that. What I can tell you about is the price one pays for peddling confidence. How every mark you fleece takes away a piece of your soul, and what happens when you try to pick up the pieces.
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Featured in Conan: The Awkward Product Placement. Swiffer (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Dollars Left
Written by Dee Lannon
Performed by Dee Lannon and the Rhythm Rustlers
Published by Dee-Chord Music, BMI
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Coppola's kid flatlines already dead career with horrid crime caper
24 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

DEADFALL (R) - Vidmark Video (Original 1994 VHS distributor):

You'd think a cast of pro actors (Michael Biehn, Nicholas Cage, Sarah Trigger, Peter Fonda, James Coburn, Mickey Dolenz, Clarence Williams III, Charlie Sheen, Rene Estevez and PHANTASM heavy Angus Scrimm), and a famous daddy to guide him, Christopher Coppola (sone of Francis and director of the better-forgotten 1985 opus DRACULA'S WIDOW) would have no trouble pulling off a neat little GRIFTERS-style caper flick. Instead, he's pulled abominably inconsistent performances out of many in the cast (Cage is cosmically unrestrained) and proven himself one of the most talentless, non-descript son-of-a-directors ever to sit behind a camera. I give it a 1.


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