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Catchfire (1990)

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A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

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(as Alan Smithee)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Milo
... Anne Benton
... John Luponi
... Mr. Avoca
... Pinella
... Pauling
... Martha
... Greek (as G. Anthony Sirico)
... Capt. Walker
Frank Gio ... Frankie
... Grace Carelli
... Man at Refinery
Clifford Bartholomew ... Fed #2
Kevin Bourland ... Ad Agency Man
Carl David Burks ... Ad Agency Man
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Storyline

An artist (Foster) witnesses a Mafia hit and calls the police. At the police station she realizes that the Mafia has a man in the force, so she runs. Trailed by the police, who need her testimony, and a hitman (Hopper) hired by the Mafia, she goes to Mexico, where eventually she meets the hitman, who has become infatuated after studying her art and life to prepare for the hit. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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When murder is your business, you'd better not fall in love with your work.


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Rated R for language, sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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3 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Vestron Pictures were unhappy with director Dennis Hopper's original 180 minutes cut of the film and re-edited it without his knowledge. Hopper was so enraged he sued the company, but they had already gone bankrupt. He nevertheless insisted on the anonymous Alan Smithee credit. See more »

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The word sergeant is misspelled "sargeant" in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

Milo: There's something going on here that I really don't understand, but I like it.
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Referenced in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

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Naked Jodie Foster!
17 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

If that's what you want, you want this movie-- she bares it not once but twice. Or if Bob Dylan wielding a chainsaw is your bag... The script is clichéd and inept, the directing choppy, the excellent cast largely wasted. At least they look like they had fun making it. If it was better written/directed, the basic premise of the abductee falling for the abductor might be more believable. Jodie spends most of her time looking worried, until she suddenly mutates into passionate lover/co-conspirator. Joe Pesci managed to have his name completely scrubbed from the film and the packaging, although his part is not minor. Blink and you'll miss Catherine Keener, apparently in her first credited role. Somebody should put the soundtrack's sax player out of our misery.


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