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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

Final theatrical featured directed by Burt Reynolds until The Last Producer (2000), a gap of fifteen years. That movie was not theatrically released but during the interim Reynolds did direct in television. See more »

Goofs

After stick flees from the botched money drop in the van, Nestor is handed Stick's bag with his daughters picture. The bag would have been in the burning van. The pursuing thugs never reached the van before they fled from the fire. See more »

Quotes

Barry Braham: What's a boomerang that dosen't come back ?It's a Stick.
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Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 13 secs by the BBFC to remove footage of a cockfight during the opening credits. See more »

Connections

References Short Eyes (1977) See more »

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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I paid a dollar for the VHS copy
24 March 2006 | by duke1907See all my reviews

A few years ago I was working at Blockbuster Video and bought this movie brand new for $1.00 on VHS. It was worth it. Most people don't like this movie, but I have a certain fondness for it. I am a huge Elmore Leonard fan and also a Burt Reynolds fan so I liked it. I admit that it has flaws like Candice Bergen's wooden performance. But it has two great acting jobs by Charles Durning and the late stuntman Dar Robinson as the albino hit-man Moke. His performance is truly terrifying. It is terrific when Burt taunts him as Bunny Eyes. Durning is also great as a red haired drug dealer. There are a few good action scenes at the beginning and then at the end. The middle of the film drags. If only the intensity of the beginning could be kept up to the finish this would have been a great film.


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