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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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The deal's going down but it's going down twisted. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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

Courteney Cox's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Soames: Oh, the deal's going down... but it's going down twisted.
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Soundtracks

Suspicious Minds (Suspicious Mix)
Written by Francis Zambon (as Mark James)
Performed by Fine Young Cannibals
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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It's an Albert Pyun movie - what do you expect?
22 April 2002 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Well, you expect it to be bad, and this particular Pyun movie is no exception. About the best that can be said about it is that the photography is somewhat improved, and you can occasionally see signs that SOME money was spent. Though it was clearly still an economic shoot, considering the number of close-ups and scenes that seem to have been very quickly set up.

The rest of the movie is a dull slog through the ugliest Mexican locations Pyun could find, and a story that's particularly incoherent. In his defense, there are signs that the movie was cut up from a longer version, since some stuff that occurs in the movie seems to come out of nowhere.

"Down Twisted" was apparently geared as a major release, but it seems that Cannon dumped this directly to video (or, at the very most, gave it a release in one or two cities.) For one thing, about THREE YEARS passed between the year it was made and the year it appeared on video.

Albert Pyun.... Please, please, PLEASE stop making movies! You can't direct! You're an awful director (and screenwriter)! You're the Ed Wood of the 21st Century. Well, I'll take back that last remark, because as bad as Wood's movies were, he at least made them entertaining and easy to sit through!


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