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The Takeover -- Two 90's crime families battle to gain control of Los Angeles' lucrative cocaine empire. Having been drawn into the war as pawns, Jonathon and Mickey's only way out is to sabotage the final showdown between Valachi and Stein.


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Both Danny Stein and Tony Vilachi are drug lords in a struggle to gain control of the same territory. Jonathan and Mickey are ex-cons who come in wearing white hats and attempt to settle the dispute. | Add synopsis »
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Billy Drago ... Daniel Stein

John Savage ... Greg

Nick Mancuso ... Anthony Vilachi

Eric DaRe ... Venokur
Cali Timmins ... Kathy
David Amos ... Jonathan Fitzsimmons
Gene Mitchell ... Mickey Lane

Tony Longo ... Waldo

Anita Barone ... Cindy Lane

Manu Tupou ... Manu

Greg Lewis ... Vic

Sam Scarber ... D.E. Moore
James A. Donzell ... Steins Associate
Arlene Rodriguez ... Brandi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lou Cass ... Henchman (uncredited)

Freddy Waff ... Anthony (uncredited)

Directed by
Troy Cook 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gene Mitchell 

Produced by
Cheryl Cook .... producer
Michael Woods .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jimmy Lifton 
Cinematography by
T. Alexander 
Film Editing by
Bruce Cook 
Casting by
Kathy A. Smith 
Production Design by
James Scanlon 
Art Direction by
James McCrae 
Costume Design by
Dana Loats 
Makeup Department
Lori Ann Baker .... key hair stylist
Lori Ann Baker .... key makeup artist
Elizabeth Dahl .... assistant hair stylist
Elizabeth Dahl .... assistant makeup artist
Charles Myrick .... special makeup effects (as Bill Myrick)
Production Management
Paula F. Major .... production manager
James R. Rosenthal .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Alperowitz .... second assistant director
Scott Carpenter .... second second assistant director
Stacy Fish .... first assistant director
Art Department
Matthew R. Anderson .... props
Bryan Schaffer .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Bruce Cook .... supervising sound editor
James R. Einolf .... production sound mixer
Eric Erslan .... boom operator
Garry Ulmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Paul Kocar .... special effects coordinator
Brett Newkirk .... special effects
Dale Newkirk .... special effects technician
Ron Petruccione .... special effects
Matthew R. Anderson .... stunts
Alex Lorre .... stunts
Phil O'Dell .... stunt coordinator
Ron Petruccione .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Theo Angell .... camera operator
Theo Angell .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Mick Armstrong .... grip
Megan Bryant .... first assistant camera: second unit
Megan Bryant .... second assistant camera
James Carlton .... electrician
Erin-Bruce Cook .... first assistant camera
Angela Dunford .... assistant still photographer
Jeff Fisher .... best boy electric
Brad Heiner .... best boy grip
James 'Kat' Katsikides .... dolly grip (as Jim Katsikides)
Glenn Kirkpatrick .... camera operator: second unit
Bob Myers .... key grip (as Rob Myers)
Red Sinclair .... gaffer
Jeff Stewart .... electrician
Paul Trimble .... best boy grip
Thomas Vozza .... still photographer
Doug Wall .... grip
Casting Department
Peggy Illman .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wendy Guin .... wardrobe assistant
Rose Limone .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Nikolai Kitinski .... editorial apprentice
Steve Moe .... editorial apprentice
Megan Reuter .... editorial apprentice
James R. Rosenthal .... assistant film editor
Transportation Department
Joel Corso .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Matthew Anderson .... weapons
James Arnold .... location scout
Davor Atles .... production assistant
Paul Candice .... craft service
Vincent E. Culpepper .... weapons handler
Karen Eachus .... script supervisor (as Karen Kirkpatrick)
Josh Eick .... production assistant
Doug Mehlberg .... production assistant
Keith Shaw .... production assistant
Peter Stevens .... production assistant
Rande Volpert .... production assistant
Debe Waisman .... extras coordinator

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Rated R for gangster violence, sexuality and language
91 min
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
i want my time back, 21 June 2004

i have never seen such a bad movie. avoid this at all cost!

i watched it last night on national television just because i wanted to see something, to see what was going on on national television.

so, the characters are bad... scenarios are worse... dialogues have no meaning at all... the actors made me feel sorry for them.

it is a shame that (any) money was wasted to do such a piece of garbage...

next time i will waste some time with commercials, they are far more interesting than a movie like this one.

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