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Shannon's Deal (1989)

A washed-up lawyer refuses to take a bribe and instead goes after the South American drug cartel that's trying to push those in its way.

Director:

Lewis Teague

Writer:

John Sayles
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jamey Sheridan ... Jack Shannon
Elizabeth Peña ... Lucy Acosta
Martin Ferrero ... Lou Gandolf
Jenny Lewis ... Neala Shannon
Richard Edson ... Wilmer Slade
Alberta Watson ... Terry Lomax
Earlene Davis ... Mrs. Ferrero
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Andreozzi ... Bill (one of the Card Players)
Carla Belver Carla Belver ... Hazel
Robert Bendall Robert Bendall
Michael Bowen ... Scotty Powell
Ron Chabidon Ron Chabidon ... Harbour Police
Claudia Christian ... Molly Temple
Burton Collins Burton Collins ... Mark
Augusta Dabney Augusta Dabney
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A washed-up lawyer refuses to take a bribe and instead goes after the South American drug cartel that's trying to push those in its way.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shannon - Sein schwerster Fall See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Neala: Can I see you argue in court sometime?
Jack Shannon: Aw, honey, this isn't like Perry Mason I'm doing. I'm just kinda starting from scratch again, trying to keep things low pressure.
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Connections

Followed by Shannon's Deal (1990) See more »

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An excellent show. Don't believe it's 5.8 rating, that's a network stooge conspiracy.
20 April 2005 | by RT FireflySee all my reviews

I don't know why Shannon's Deal is rated so low on the IMDb. It was a wonderful show with excellent writing and acting. Jamie Sheridon was born to play this part, or he made it look that way. He was superb as Jack Shannon, and I remember thinking he would was going to be huge, which has yet to happen, unfortunately (yet David Caruso is? Strange how that works). Shannon's Deal gets an IMDb 5.8? Impossible. Anyone that voted this show below an 8 is a liar. They most likely did not even see the show, or they are the bitter and twisted network stooge that pulled the plug on it and are now in a conspiracy to destroy it to cover for the fact that they don't have a human head. That's my theory. I gave it a 10 to help out it's overall score, which is definitely a stretch, but it is an 8 or 9, especially considering the crap that passes for Emmy nods and boffo ratings now days. What is up with John Sayles (writer) career? He is either the most nonchalant writer in Hollywood or the most desperate. He writes and directs some of the most beautiful works ever made, and then he plays Cop #3 in a B movie. What a strange career. Well he did an excellent job with Shannon's Deal. If this is available on DVD it is highly recommended.


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