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  (in credits order)
Craig Hamann ... Mickey Burnett

Quentin Tarantino ... Clarence Pool

Crystal Shaw Martell ... Misty (as Crystal Shaw)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Allen Garfield ... Entertainment Magnate
Al Harrell ... Clifford
Brenda Hillhouse ... Wife

Linda Kaye ... Ex-Girlfriend
Stevo Polyi ... Deejay
Alan Sanborn ... Nutmeg, Radio Station Receptionist
Rich Turner ... Oliver Brandon
Rowland Wafford ... Lenny Otis

Directed by
Quentin Tarantino 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Craig Hamann  written by
Quentin Tarantino  written by

Produced by
Craig Hamann .... producer
Quentin Tarantino .... producer
Rand Vossler .... producer
Cinematography by
Roger Avary 
Scott Magill 
Roberto A. Quezada 
Rand Vossler 
Film Editing by
Quentin Tarantino 
Sound Department
Dov Schwarz .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Olen Ray .... camera provider

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USA:69 min | 34 min (surviving fragments)
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Co-cinematographer Roger Avary later said of the film, "Had we ever finished the film it would have looked something like a sloppy version of She's Gotta Have It (1986); a miracle considering the budget. Contrary to legend, the rest of the film was not 'lost in a lab fire'. It was simply never finished due to loss of steam."See more »
Clifford:Your ass is grass, and I'm the lawnmower.See more »
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References Chato's Land (1972)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Something only for fans of Quentin, 23 October 2014
Author: Adam Peters from Birkenhead United Kingdom

(32%) A curiosity piece that's for Tarantino fans only as about half of it is 100% missing forever, and what's left is largely a mixed bag. Quentin himself is about the best thing here and gives a good dose of effort and comic timing to his performance. The writing is somewhat decent at times; although like a lot of things here it's clearly the product of the inexperienced, and many will claim that it's nothing more than typical Tarantino movie name dropping, which really is only partly true. For a very low budget first attempt this isn't too bad, and it does at least show some future potential of what was yet to come.

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