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A hitman approachs a writer to help him create the next best seller on his career, but the violent world he was a part of has other plans.

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Cleve
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Dennis Meechum
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Roberta Gillian
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Holly Meechum
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David Madlock
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Graham
Anne Pitoniak ...
Mrs. Foster
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Cleve's Mother
Sully Boyar ...
Monks
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Annie
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Cleve's Father (as Harold Tyner)
E. Brian Dean ...
Taxi Driver
Jeffrey Josephson ...
Pearlman
Edward Blackoff ...
Thorn
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Longshoreman #1
J.P. Bumstead ...
Rothman
William Bronder ...
Foley
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Woman in Laundry
Michael Crabtree ...
Man in Bar
Clare Fields ...
Bartender
Claudia Stenke ...
Woman at Bar
David Byrd ...
Quentin
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Female Officer
Obaka Adedunyo ...
Man in Car
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Man in Bar
Phil Hoover ...
Roud
David Blackwood ...
Senator
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Meechum's Lawyer
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Turner
Daniel Trent ...
Jarvis
Gary Kirk ...
Jason
Dean Abston ...
Cabot
David S. Cass Sr. ...
Cop in Depository
Bill R. Mitchell ...
El Paso TV Anchor
John Howard Swain ...
Man at Airport
Dennis Acree ...
Bodyguard #1
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Bodyguard #2
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Bodyguard #3
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Bodyguard #4
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Supervisor
Peter Stader ...
Dock Worker
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Man #2
Brian Gaffikin ...
Waiter
Michael White ...
Young Cop
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Mature Cop
Wally Burr ...
Talk Show Host
Arlin Miller ...
News Reporter
Sands Hall ...
Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Baldoni ...
Man #1 (uncredited)
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Carter (uncredited)
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Drug Kingpin (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Flynn

Written by

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Larry Cohen ... (written by)

Produced by

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John Daly ... executive producer
Carter DeHaven ... producer (as Carter De Haven)
Derek Gibson ... executive producer

Music by

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Jay Ferguson

Cinematography by

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Fred Murphy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Rosenbloom

Editorial Department

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Deborah Cichocki ... assistant film editor (as Deborah Zimmerman)
Jody Gaber ... second assistant film editor (as Jody Levine)
Phill Norman ... montage

Casting By

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Diane Dimeo
Michael McLean

Production Design by

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Gene Rudolf

Art Direction by

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Robert Howland

Set Decoration by

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Chris Butler

Makeup Department

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Deborah Figuly ... makeup artist
Pamela Peitzman ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Paul Kurta ... unit production manager: New York
Jack Roe ... production manager
Randy D. Thornton ... post-production supervisor (as Randy Thornton)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David C. Anderson ... first assistant director (as David Anderson)
Karen Miller Ehrlich ... second second assistant director
Leo Zisman ... second assistant director (as Leonid Zisman)

Art Department

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Richard Baum ... assistant property master (as Rich Baum)
Randy Bostic ... swing gang
Susan Kaufman ... set decorator: New York
David Lux ... storyboard artist
James A. Rathbun ... property master
Robert G. Santarella ... leadman (as Robert G. Santaella)
Paul Toft ... swing gang

Sound Department

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Lee Alexander ... production sound mixer
James Ashwill ... foley mixer
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Pieter Hubbard ... sound editor
Joseph A. Ippolito ... sound editor (as Joe Ippolitto)
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer
Donald O. Mitchell ... re-recording mixer
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Kevin O'Connell ... re-recording mixer
Bill Phillips ... supervising sound editor
John Phillips ... assistant sound editor
Hal Sanders ... sound editor
Steve Stephens ... boom operator
Mike Warner ... sound editor
Ed Golya ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jack Keller ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Peter Kunz ... special effects: New York
Robert L. Olmstead ... special effects (as Robert Olmstead)
Ken Speed ... special effects

Stunts

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Roydon Clark ... additional stunt coordinator
Chuck Hicks ... stunt double
Steven Lambert ... stunt coordinator (as Steve Lambert)
Aaron Norris ... stunt driver
Glenn Randall Jr. ... additional stunt coordinator (as Glenn Randall)
Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ben Batzdorff ... best boy electric
David Bodin ... best boy grip
Tim Collins ... grip (as Timothy Collins)
Ric Delgado ... electrician
Don Devine ... first assistant camera
Philip Lee ... second assistant camera
Greg R. McCullough ... electrician (as Greg McCullough)
Vince Onken ... electrician
Curtis Pepper ... electrician
Lorey Sebastian ... still photographer
Dylan Shephard ... dolly grip (as Dylan Shepard) / key grip (as Dylan Shepard)
R. Michael Stringer ... gaffer
Woogie Thomas ... grip (as Larry 'Woogie' Thomas)
Christopher Tufty ... camera operator (as Chris Tufty)
Eric Ward ... electrician

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Rick Montgomery ... extras casting
Dan Parada ... extras casting (as Danny Parada)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dorothy Amos ... wardrobe
Sandra Culotta ... wardrobe (as Sandi Culotta)
Dino Giacomin ... wardrobe
Murshel Lewis ... wardrobe (as Murschel C. Lewis)
Mary Law Weir ... wardrobe (as Mary Weir)

Location Management

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Michael Neale ... location manager
Kurt Wehrs ... location scout

Music Department

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Budd Carr ... music supervisor
Allan K. Rosen ... music editor (as Allan Rosen)
Joanne Weiss ... music coordinator

Transportation Department

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Fritz Braden ... transportation coordinator
Benson Jones ... driver
J.D. Orlebeck ... driver
Dave Robling ... driver
Tim Roe ... driver
Lawrence J. Romanoff ... transportation captain (as Larry Romanoff)
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld ... transportation co-captain (as Jonathan Rosenfeld)
Charlie Rothstein ... driver: production van
Valdimar Thoransky ... driver: honeywagon
Ron Zimmerman ... driver

Other crew

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Frans J. Afman ... motion picture banking
Marilyn Bailey ... script supervisor
Julianne Berdrow ... assistant production accountant
Eileen Eichenstein ... production office supervisor: New York
Jenny Fitzgibbons ... production accountant: New York
Tammy Green ... production office coordinator: New York
Graham Henderson ... production executive
Robert Jellen ... insurance
Jennifer Leimbrook ... production assistant
Jim Mathews ... production accountant
Phill Norman ... title designer
Kenny Payton ... craft service
Ron Ratner ... first aid
Tony Schwartz ... production assistant
Debby Shively ... production secretary
Janet Lee Smith ... production coordinator
Ame D. Vaughan ... legal services
Joel DiMaggio Wein ... production assistant (as Joel Wein)
Mary Carroll Zumbrook ... assistant: Mr. De Haven

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and evidence, while strong forces use any means they can to keep the story untold. Written by Lars Skogan

Plot Keywords
Taglines A hired assassin. A cop turned author. Together they're rewriting the rulebook on the Mob. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hard Cover (United States)
  • Hardcover (United States)
  • Best-seller (World-wide, English title)
  • Bestseller (World-wide, English title)
  • Pacte avec un tueur (France)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia James Woods had just quit smoking prior to filming. When it came time to shoot the cigarette on the palm scene, Woods suggested he take an already lit cigarette off of a patron--that way he wouldn't have to light and smoke a cigarette. See more »
Goofs While the robbery at the beginning of the movie was set in 1972, the robbers are driving a 1975-1978 Ford Econoline van. See more »
Soundtracks Original Sound Recording Available on Manhattan Records See more »
Quotes Dennis Meechum: Who fucked it up?
Roberta Gillian: Nobody fucked it up, Mr. Meechum. Just don't expect Hollywood to bail you out.
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