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Stick (1985)

Ernest 'Stick' Stickley returns from prison, and very soon he gets involved with his old friend in a drug-running deal that goes sour. Hired by a rich investor, he tries to walk the line, ... See full summary »

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Burt Reynolds

Writers:

Elmore Leonard (novel), Elmore Leonard (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Stick
Candice Bergen ... Kyle
George Segal ... Barry
Charles Durning ... Chucky
José Pérez José Pérez ... Rainy (as Jose Perez)
Richard Lawson ... Cornell
Castulo Guerra ... Nestor
Dar Robinson ... Moke
Alex Rocco ... Firestone
David Reynoso ... Luis
Tricia Leigh Fisher ... Katie
Sachi Parker ... Bobbi
Don Moyer Don Moyer ... Lionel (as Don L. Moyer)
Joey Pouliot Joey Pouliot ... Tourist at Bar
Phanie Napoli Phanie Napoli ... Louisa Rosa
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Storyline

Ernest 'Stick' Stickley returns from prison, and very soon he gets involved with his old friend in a drug-running deal that goes sour. Hired by a rich investor, he tries to walk the line, but trouble follows him throughout as he tries to collect a debt and make up for lost time with his daughter. Stick also finds a new flame with a financial wiz and gets set to enjoy a new life, but Chucky and Nestor, the two hoods who owe him the debt, have other plans for Stick. Written by Nick <nickcage@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

The mob took his money. Killed his best friend. Then set him up as a fall guy. They're playing a deadly game. And he's not about to be the loser." See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jugando con fuego See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,358,299, 28 April 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,489,518
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Julie Walters turned down the female lead. Burt Reynolds personally offered her the part, but she found it uninteresting. See more »

Goofs

When Mokie holds the knife to the prostitute's face, it is apparent that the "blood" came from the knife and not a cut. See more »

Quotes

Barry Braham: Be it ever so humble, there's no place like a three-and-a-half million dollar home!
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Soundtracks

I Don't Think I'm Ready for You
Written by Steve Dorff (as S. Dorff), Milton Brown (as M. Brown), Burt Reynolds (as B. Reynolds) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Performed by Anne Murray
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Burt Reynolds comes back to the top as Stick!
12 November 1998 | by arySee all my reviews

Burt Reynolds has in Stick the opportunity to come back in interpreting the kind of character that consecrated him:the cynic,charmous and irresponsible anti-hero.Once the movie was based on an Elmore Leonard's book,whose works are known due it's unics,rotters and ambiguous characters,he has the possibility to exaggerate on the creation of the movie's protagonists.The simpleton plot offers a simple and passing diversion.Burt Reynolds is Ernest Stickley, an ex-com who just have been set free and who gets involved in a hard situation after going with his friend to accomplish a drug transaction in a desert place.His friend is murdered,but he escapes and now he wants revenge.He ends up becoming an employee and protected of a millionaire,and,while weaving his revenge,he gets emotionally involved with his boss'secretary,Kyle(Candice Bergen).If this film has a trump card,it is adapting faithfully the Elmore Leonard's book.The film counts with a terrific final climax,stuffed with shooting and a beautiful final scene,underlined by a beautiful music called Ï don't think I'm ready for you"...


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