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Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who has other plans for him.

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Frank
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Jessie
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Okla
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Barry (as James Belushi)
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Leo
Tom Signorelli ...
Attaglia
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Carl
Nick Nickeas ...
Nick
W.R. Brown ...
Mitch (as W.R. [Bill] Brown)
Norm Tobin ...
Guido
John Santucci ...
Urizzi
Gavin MacFadyen ...
Boreksco
Chuck Adamson ...
Ancell
Sam Cirone ...
Martello
Spero Anast ...
Bukowski
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Detective D. Simpson
Sam T. Louis ...
Large Detective in Suit
William LaValley ...
Joseph
Lora Staley ...
Paula
Hal Frank ...
Joe Gags
Del Close ...
Mechanic #1
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Mechanic #2 (as Bruce Young)
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Mechanic #3
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Bartender at Green Mill
Joan Lazzerini ...
Attaglia's Receptionist
Beverly Somerman ...
Secretary with Cup
Enrico R. Cannataro ...
Salesman at L&A Plating
Mary Louise Wade ...
Waitress #1 at Deli
Donna J. Fenton ...
Waitress #2 at Deli
Thomas Giblin ...
Mighty Joe Young Band
Willie Hayes ...
Mighty Joe Young Band
Conrad Mocarski ...
Mighty Joe Young Band
Benny Turner ...
Mighty Joe Young Band
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Katz & Jammer Bartender (as William L. Peterson)
Nancy Santucci ...
Hojo Waitress
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Grossman
Thomas O. Erhart Jr. ...
Judge
Fredric Stone ...
Attorney Garner
Robert J. Kuper ...
Bailiff
Joene Hanhardt ...
Court Recorder
Marge Kotlisky ...
Mrs. Knowles
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Doctor (as J.J. Saunders)
Susan McCormick ...
Nurse
Karen Berger ...
Ruthie (as Karen Bercovici)
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Waiter at Chinese Restaurant
Tom Howard ...
Jewelry Salesman #1
Richard Karie ...
Jewelry Salesmen #2
Oscar DiLorenzo ...
Customer at Green Mill (as Oscar Di Lorenzo)
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Marie (as Patti Ross)
Margot Charlior ...
Rosa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron L. Cox ...
Guy in Bar (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Mann

Written by

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Frank Hohimer ... (novel "The Home Invaders")
 
Michael Mann ... (screen story)
 
Michael Mann ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Richard Brams ... associate producer
Jerry Bruckheimer ... producer
Ronnie Caan ... producer
Michael Mann ... executive producer

Music by

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Tangerine Dream

Cinematography by

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Donald E. Thorin ... director of photography (as Donald Thorin)

Film Editing by

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Dov Hoenig

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Dick Bernstein ... assistant film editor (as Richard Bernstein)
Carol Eastman ... assistant film editor: Chicago
Aubrey Head ... color timer
John Stagnitta ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Vic Ramos

Production Design by

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Mel Bourne

Art Direction by

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Mary Dodson

Set Decoration by

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John M. Dwyer ... (as John Dwyer)

Makeup Department

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Frank Griffin ... makeup artist
Edie Panda ... hair stylist
Kathe Swanson ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Gene Levy ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Bogart ... first assistant director
Richard Graves ... second assistant director (as Richard N. Graves)
Scott Maitland ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Joe Acord ... construction coordinator
Johnny Lattanzio ... paint foreman (as John Lattanzio)
Bill MacSems ... property master
Michael Molly ... assistant art director
Wendell Powell ... assistant property master
Barton M. Susman ... lead person (as Bart Susman)
Jaymes Hinkle ... scenic sign painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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George H. Anderson ... assistant sound effects editor (as George Anderson)
Larry Carow ... sound effects editor
David B. Cohn ... sound effects editor
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editor
Daniel Gianneschi ... cable person (as Dan Gianneschi)
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer
Craig Harris ... sound effects processing
Scott Hecker ... sound effects editor (as Scott Heckers)
J. Paul Huntsman ... looping editor (as Paul Huntsman)
Joseph A. Ippolito ... assistant sound effects editor (as Joe Ippolito)
Craig S. Jaeger ... assistant sound effects editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Robert Knudson ... re-recording mixer
Don MacDougall ... re-recording mixer
David M. Ronne ... sound mixer (as David Ronne)
Duffy Rutledge ... assistant sound effects editor
Robert R. Rutledge ... sound effects supervisor
John B. Schuyler ... boom operator (as John Schuyler)
Jerry Stanford ... sound effects editor
John Roesch ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Russel Hessey ... special effects
Doug Hubbard ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Norman Blankenship ... stunts
H.P. Evetts ... stunts
Walter Scott ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Blanford ... assistant camera
Don Cahill ... additional photographer
Gusmano Cesaretti ... special photographer
Craig Denault ... camera operator
Alan R. Disler ... assistant camera (as Alan Disler)
Jack Lee Gary ... assistant camera (as Jack Gary)
Michael Genne ... assistant camera
Richard Hart ... gaffer
Daniel R. Jordan ... key grip (as Danny Jordan)
Robin Alan Knight ... second grip (as Robin Knight)
Frank Miller ... camera operator
Larry Whitehead ... best boy electric
James Zenk ... still photographer
Michael Kohnhorst ... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Christopher Nibley ... director of photography: additional photography (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Lisa Clarkson ... extras casting
Stanzi Stokes ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Paula Cain ... costumer
Dennis Fill ... costumer
Jodie Lynn Tillen ... costume supervisor (as Jodie Tillen)

Location Management

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Julie Chandler ... location manager
Patrick Markey ... location manager
Michael J. Maschio ... location manager (as Michael Maschio)
Larry Rapaport ... location manager

Music Department

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Bob Badami ... music editor (as Robert Badami)
Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Craig Safan ... composer: additional music
Christopher Franke ... musician (uncredited)
Edgar Froese ... musician (uncredited)
Craig Safan ... musician: additional music "Confrontation" (uncredited)
Johannes Schmölling ... musician (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ronnie Baker ... transportation coordinator
Bo Falck ... transportation coordinator
Billy Martin ... transportation co-captain
Jim Sharp ... transportation co-captain (as James Sharp)
Tom Briggs ... set driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Chuck Adamson ... technical consultant
Patti Bosworth ... assistant to producers (as Patti Kailing Bosworth)
Sam Cirone ... security officer
Theresa Curtin ... assistant: Mr. Mann
Larry Farber ... production assistant
Arnold Goodwin ... title designer
Larry Hand ... assistant accountant
Wilbur Hopp ... craft service: Chicago
Sandy King ... script supervisor
Kathy Landing ... secretary: Michael Mann
Kellie Lattanzio ... production assistant
Barbara Licker-Caan ... assistant: James Caan
Gavin MacFadyen ... special projects
Lillian Neidenberg ... accountant: Michael Mann Co./Caan Productions
Joanne Rutledge ... craft service: Los Angeles
Ruth Rutledge ... production assistant
John Santucci ... technical consultant
Art Schaefer ... production accountant
Florian Schereck ... assistant accountant
Christine Vertosick ... secretary: Michael Mann
Danae Walczak ... production assistant
Anita Weiss ... production assistant
Robert Werden ... unit publicist
Lisbeth Wynn-Owen ... production coordinator
William Hanhardt ... technical consultant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Sidney Beckerman ... thanks
Willie Dixon ... special thanks
Dominick Frigo ... thanks: The Chicago Police Dept. (as Lt. Dominick Frigo)
Nathan Grossman ... thanks
Lucy Salenger ... thanks: The Illinois Film Commission (as Lucie Salenger)
Mighty Joe Young ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specializing in high-profile diamond jobs. After having spent many years in prison, he has a very concrete picture of what he wants out of life--including a nice home, a wife, and kids. As soon as he is able to assemble the pieces of this collage, by means of his chosen profession, he intends to retire and become a model citizen. In an effort to accelerate this process, he signs on to take down a huge score for a big-time gangster. Unfortunately, Frank's obsession for his version of the American Dream allows him to overlook his natural wariness and mistrust, when making the deal for his final job. He is thus ensnared and robbed of his freedom, his independence, and, ultimately, his dream. Written by Tad Dibbern

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Taglines Tonight, his take home pay is $410,000...tax free. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Violent Streets (New Zealand, English title)
  • The Cracker: Midnight Outlaw (Japan, English title)
  • Violent Streets (United Kingdom)
  • Le solitaire (France)
  • Lladre (Spain, Catalan title)
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Runtime
  • 122 min
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Budget $5,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia After The Godfather (1972), this is James Caan's favorite film of his own. He has stated that his monologue in the diner is the scene, of which he is most proud, in his career. See more »
Goofs During the gunfight in Leo's house, no empty shell cases are ejected from Frank's Colt semiautomatic as he fires it. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Films of Michael Mann (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Turning Point See more »
Quotes Okla: Lie to no one. If there 's somebody close to you, you'll ruin it with a lie. If they're a stranger, who the fuck are they you gotta lie to them?
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