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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...The ultimate con 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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The cast includes many actors who are part of famous Hollywood families. The Coppola family: Nicolas Cage, Marc Coppola and Talia Shire; the Fonda family: Peter Fonda; the Sheen family: Charlie Sheen and Renée Estevez. 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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Nicolas Cage Rules!!!
5 October 1999 | by (Stavanger, Norway) – See all my reviews

There is only one great thing about this movie, but this makes it all worth watching: Nicolas Cage as Eddie! This is truly his ultimate character. When you see Cage in action, you will truly realize that he is the greatest and coolest actor EVER. The way he affects the film by just being there is just so impressive. Still, the plot is nothing special, and the rest of the cast is only fair. (This is no reason to avoid it) Deadfall proves that Cage handles more than blockbusters like Face/Off, The Rock and City of Angels, movies that most people associate him with.

So if you are a true Cage-fan, DO NOT MISS DEADFALL!!! Also check out "Vampire`s Kiss" and "Raising Arizona".

Both AWESOME examples of the Movie Phenomenon Nicolas Cage.

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