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Release Date:
18 November 1994 (UK) See more »
Somewhere on the streets of L.A., a killer waits to strike again. For the Cop on his trail, it's a race against time to solve the mystery of the FINAL COMBINATION (Video Australia)
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Madsen ... Det. Matt Dickson
Lisa Sinclair ... Doreen
Paul Leslie Disley ... 2 Die 4
Simon Kenny ... 2 Die 4
Nicholas Kenny ... 2 Die 4
Andrew Shaw ... 2 Die 4

Parker Posey ... Denise
Connie Blankenship ... Terry
John Clayton Schafer ... Jeff

Jimmy Ortega ... Vince

Gary Stretch ... Richard Welton

Eric DaRe ... Anthony the Bouncer
Alex Desir ... Bald Guy

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Linen Suit
Brenda Swanson ... Susan

Ava Dupree ... Woman Police Officer (as Ava DuPree)

Damian Chapa ... Det. Louis Donato

Tim Russ ... Det. Chuck Roland
Alan Toy ... Art Robinson
Clarence Landry ... Ike Pointer

Carmen Argenziano ... Lt. Stein
Shawne Rowe ... Nicky

Lisa Bonet ... Catherine Briggs
Curt Smith ... Desk Clerk
John Ciambotti ... Bass Player (as Dr. John Ciambotti)
Rick Marotta ... Club Owner

Ben Hernandez Bray ... Tito's Student (as Ben Bray)
Ernesto Hernández ... Tito
Thunderwolf ... Huge Fighter
Sonny Mascar ... Gym Regular

Ernie Lee Banks ... Sammy Simmons
Susan Byun ... Sarah
Sushil Tyagi ... Westview Owner
Clark Heathcliff Brolly ... EMS Attendant (as Clark Heathcliffe Brolly)

Frank Collison ... Garage Attendant
John Pabros-Clark ... Uniform Officer #1 (as John Robert Clark)
Carl Mueller ... Uniform Officer #2

Shawn Huff ... Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rob E. Angelino ... Bartender (uncredited)

Lena Banks ... Motel Guest (uncredited)

Jim Pearson ... Police Diver (uncredited)

Desi Singh ... Boxer in Gym (uncredited)

Jace Smith ... Bus boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Nigel Dick 
Writing credits
Jonathan Tydor (story)

Larry Golin (screenplay)

Produced by
Gregg Fienberg .... producer
Steve Golin .... producer
Gregory Goodman .... line producer
Gary Milkis .... executive producer
Johanna Ray .... associate producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson .... executive producer
Lynn Weimer .... associate producer
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
Cinematography by
David Bridges 
Film Editing by
Henry Richardson 
Jonathan P. Shaw 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
Production Design by
Jon Gary Steele 
Art Direction by
Doug Hall  (as Douglas Hall)
Set Decoration by
Nancy Arnold 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Welker 
Makeup Department
Michelle Bühler .... key makeup artist
Thomas E. Surprenant .... special makeup effects artist
Michele Teleis-Fickle .... makeup artist
Scott Williams .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Tim Clawson .... executive in charge of production
Gregory Cundiff .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Bradley .... second unit director
Suzanne Haasis .... second assistant director
Edward Kalpa .... second second assistant director
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom .... first assistant director: second unit (as Tracy Rosenthal)
Thomas Patrick Smith .... first assistant director
Art Department
Amanda J. Flick .... scenic artist
Matt Golden .... storyboard artist
Ron Greenwood .... property master
Jim McDonald .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Bruce Bell .... foley mixer
Moe Chamberlain .... boom operator
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
David C. Eichhorn .... sound supervisor
David C. Eichhorn .... supervising sound editor
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... dubbing mixer (as Robert W. Glass)
Richard D. Rogers .... dubbing mixer
Jill Schachne .... foley artist
Brian Slack .... stereo sound consultant
Jim Stuebe .... sound mixer
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... stereo sound consultant
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Martin Bresin .... special effects coordinator
Michael Schorr .... special effects supervisor (as Mike Shore)
Rick Barker .... stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Ben Hernandez Bray .... stunt performer (as Ben Bray)
Scott Alan Cook .... stunts
Dale Gibson .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Ray Lykins .... fight choreographer
Ray Lykins .... stunt double: Michael Madsen
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Perry Nichols .... stunts
George A. Sack Jr. .... stunts
Roni Stretch .... stunts
Cherie Tash .... stunts
Cris Thomas-Hice .... stunts
Lee Waddell .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Brownstein .... chief lighting technician
Linda R. Chen .... still photographer
Mark Combs .... rigging key grip
Deena DeNaro .... second assistant camera (as Deena Anne DeNaro)
Rob Forrest .... dolly grip (as Robert Forrest)
Tom Fraser .... additional photographer
Beth Jana Friedberg .... additional camera operator
Steven Frohardt .... key grip
Greg Gardiner .... additional camera operator
Bruce Alan Greene .... Steadicam operator
Todd Heater .... rigging gaffer
Juliette King .... first assistant camera
Ernesto Melara .... Steadicam assistant
Jim Pearson .... camera operator
Jim Pearson .... cinematographer: underwater sequences
John Pierce .... gaffer: second unit
Steve Reinhardt .... best boy electric
Charles M. Smallwood .... best boy grip
Stephen Thorp .... electrician
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Elaine J. Huzzar .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Michalek .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Ray Morfino .... color timer
Jim Moss .... negative cutter
Denise C. Plumb .... assistant editor
Pamela Ross .... post-production coordinator
Boyd Steer .... negative cutter
Jay Wiechman .... negative cutter
Location Management
Julie Duvic .... location manager
Music Department
Tony Blondal .... conductor
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
John La Salandra .... music editor
Greg Townley .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Joe Feeney .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Wendy Cox .... production coordinator
Lynn Harris .... script supervisor
David Pollack .... unit publicist
Jeffrey D. Stevens .... key set medic
Randy Walker .... police technical advisor: "Call The Cops"

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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Predictable., 24 April 2004
Author: gridoon

If you share my opinion that Michael Madsen is just about the epitome of "cool", and that he can be interesting to watch even when HE isn't very interested in a project, then you have at least one good reason to sit through this watchable but predictable and formulaic thriller (he also has a nice, easy chemistry with co-star Lisa Bonet). The film doesn't become actively bad until the ridiculous turn of events that leads to the climax. (**)

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