Deadfall (1993)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  8 October 1993 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Donan
Morgan "Fats" Gripp
Baby's Babe
Clarence Landry ...


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 <>

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


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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A Emboscada  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Cary Elwes and Tom Waits were considered for the role of Morgan "Fats" Gripp, before Charlie Sheen got the part. See more »


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 »


[first lines]
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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Miscellaneous Callipoe Music
Performed by Harry Cohen
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So Bad it's great
30 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This movie is a must see simply because it is so horrible. Just poor film making with an even poorer script performed by a good cast. It was recommended by a friend (as a great bad movie) and we were near tears from laughter as a continuous parade of well-knowns spit out one cheesy line after another.

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