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The Squeeze (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 10 July 1987 (USA)
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A mysterious black box spells danger to a con man and female detective.

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Roger Young

Writer:

Daniel Taplitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ric Abernathy Ric Abernathy ... Bouncer
Danny Aiello III ... Ralph Vigo
Bobby Bass ... Poker Player
Leslie Bevis ... Gem Vigo
Jophery C. Brown ... Poker Player (as Jophrey Brown)
Rae Dawn Chong ... Rachel Dobs
Lou Criscuolo Lou Criscuolo ... Kurt (as Lou Criscoulo)
John Davidson ... Honest Tom T. Murray
Ray Gabriel Ray Gabriel ... Security Guard
George Gerdes ... Joe
Ronald Guttman ... Rigaud
Paul Herman ... Freddy
Richard E. Huhn Richard E. Huhn ... Police Clerk
John Dennis Johnston ... Nick
Jeffrey Josephson Jeffrey Josephson ... Al
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His ex-wife asks the unsuccessful gambler and inventor Harrison for a small favor: to get her a parcel from a friend's apartment - without telling him what's in it. Suddenly he finds himself assaulted by villains and shortly after even under suspect of murder. The inexperienced P.I. Rachel is hired by an unknown party to rid him of the parcel - but soon befriends him. Together they try to figure out what kind of game is being played. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Just a few weeks ago, nobody cared if he was alive. Now everybody wants him dead. For Harry Berg, that's progress. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,228,951
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TriStar Pictures See more »
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Mono | Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jenny Wright was originally cast as the lead role, but replaced by Rae Dawn Chong. See more »

Goofs

Rachel and Harry are locked in a bathroom trying to escape from Titus. The place is illuminated very brightly but when the two run away through a window in the next shot no lights appear in the place, it's all dark. See more »

Quotes

[only line, character's last words]
Titus: [to Rachel Dobs] I could have loved you.
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Alternate Versions

UK video versions are cut by 6 seconds. The theatrical release was uncut. See more »

Connections

References Bonanza (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

AS SOON AS I FIND MY SHOES I'M GONE
Performed by Ferron
Courtesy of Lucy Records, LTD.
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Wasted Acting Squeezes This Movie Into Obscurity.
10 June 2003 | by phillafellaSee all my reviews

THE SQUEEZE is a pathetic excuse for a film, let alone a comedy. Michael Keaton stars with Rae Dawn Chong in this awful film about a guy who gets caught up in a crime rap of some sorts. People would rather go play in the park instead of watching this pure waste of celluloid. A wasted cast and a tedious script easily makes this one of the most worthless flops in cinema history.

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