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Disorganized Crime (1989)

Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he's caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.

Director:

Jim Kouf

Writer:

Jim Kouf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hoyt Axton ... Sheriff Henault
Corbin Bernsen ... Frank Salazar
Rubén Blades ... Carlos Barrios
Fred Gwynne ... Max Green
Ed O'Neill ... George Denver
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Ray Forgy
Daniel Roebuck ... Bill Lonigan
William Russ ... Nick Bartkowski
Marie Butler Marie Butler ... Wanda Brem (as Marie Butler Kouf)
Gregory Wurster Gregory Wurster ... Deputy Greg
Patrick Collins ... Deputy Monroe
Mitch Carter ... Deputy Larry
Dean Norris ... Deputy Joe
Thomas Schellenberg Thomas Schellenberg ... Deputy Jim
Robert K. Feldmann Robert K. Feldmann ... Dispatcher (as Robert Feldmann)
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Storyline

This movie places some top thiefs, looking to steal money from a bank. The All-Star cast has many blunders on the way. Meanwhile a member of their group is missing and two cops chase after him. Written by <Lemiar28@AOL.com>

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Taglines:

Five crooks without a plan. Two cops without a clue. And one bank vault without a scratch. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The pig dung in the back of the truck that Fred Gywnne, Lou Diamond Phillips and Ruben Blades hitch a ride to town with was actually tons of chocolate pudding. See more »

Goofs

The car driven by detectives Denver, and Lonigan is referred to as a "White Chrysler" by Denver, however in every scene it is seen to be a Ford Crown Victoria. See more »

Quotes

George Denver: [George is crossing river when he loses his clothes] AH AH AH AH AH! My fucking clothes! In the fucking river!
Bill Lonigan: [chasing after clothes] Ah shit.
George Denver: Son of a BITCH!
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Too Fine a Lady
Written, Performed & Produced by Jim Stowell
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He's from Newark Too!!
18 January 2001 | by annmason1See all my reviews

I love this movie. Like other reviewers here, I agree it's hard to explain exactly why. But maybe that's the definition of a good film, one that is consistently coherent, that flows together so well one is left with an overall impression rather than remembered bits and pieces.

Part of the attractiveness of Disorganized Crime is the setting. To watch it is like taking in gulps of fresh air when you laugh. Which is often.

This is a balanced story. No one is good or bad, just assorted characters connected by cross purpose and disjointed competence. Each man does his job very well, and the hilarious thing is that it makes no difference at all. Some things are just not meant to be. No matter how hard the gang or deputies work together or alone, somebody ends up in a pit with a horse skeleton or losing his pants to save his flashlight.

Only excellent writing can save broad comedy from slapstick, and the writers certainly have succeeded here. This movie is a pleasure and an antidote for depression. I mean, if these guys can laugh...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Message from Salazar See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,840,166, 16 April 1989

Gross USA:

$7,723,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,723,506
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cable)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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