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Down Twisted (1987)

When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writers:

Albert Pyun (story), Gene O'Neill (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carey Lowell ... Maxine
Charles Rocket ... Reno
Trudy Dochterman Trudy Dochterman ... Michelle (as Trudi Dochtermann)
Thom Mathews ... Damalas
Norbert Weisser ... Alsandro Deltoid
Linda Kerridge ... Soames
Nicholas Guest ... Brady
Galyn Görg ... Blake (as Galyn Gorg)
Courteney Cox ... Tarah
Bambi Jordan Bambi Jordan ... Suzie
Ken Wright Ken Wright ... Mr. Wicks
Alec Markham Alec Markham ... Captain
Eduardo Cassab Eduardo Cassab ... Sargento
Christabel Wigley Christabel Wigley ... Theona
Joe Holland Joe Holland ... Mickey (as Tim Holland)
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Storyline

When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

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She's been set up, shanghaied, and shot at. There must be an easier way to fall in love. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Treasure of San Lucas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite its limited theatrical release in 1987, the film went unreleased on home video in the United States until 1990, when it debuted on video from Media Home Entertainment. See more »

Quotes

Soames: Oh, the deal's going down... but it's going down twisted.
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References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Noche de Amor
Composed by Michael McCarthy and Dick Dow
Arranged by Carol Elliott
Produced by Michael McCarthy
Programmed by Cosmo Watts
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Great Thief Movie
12 July 2004 | by munsonnSee all my reviews

One of the best art theft genre movies ever made. Lots of back stabbings with double-crossings, triple-crossings, and quadruple-crossings galore.

However, it's a very 1980's movie, and didn't age well, which probably accounts for it's contemporary unpopularity. A remake would be immensely popular.

For years, the only way to see Down Twisted was to catch it late at night on Cinemax. The movie was not available on VHS (except for $100 rental store copies), and isn't currently available on DVD, so you'll have to beg AMC to broadcast it.

If you can find it, it's well worth the viewing.


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