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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 ... Mark
Augusta Dabney
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Storyline

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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Quotes

Wilmer Slade: I'm here to make certain that you honor some of your fiduciary responsibilities.
Jack Shannon: What, you get a dictionary for Christmas? Who sent you? Rodney?
Wilmer Slade: You owe Rodney money, too?
Jack Shannon: I owe everybody money.
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Reason number 324 why networks should be smashed into a million pieces and scattered to the winds
15 September 1999 | by The Continental OpSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this show when I was a kid. I was just starting to get into books written by Nelson Algren and the films of Martin Scorsese. This show really reminded of those great storytellers. And since I was living in Chicago at the time, I could really relate to the gritty urban environment and the hard boiled but sympathetic characters. I was disappointed as hell when they cancelled it after something like 10 episodes. It was the first of a long string of series that I fell in love with only to have them yanked by the bloated, greedy, scum-sucking networks ("EZ Streets" and "Under Suspicion" among many others). If you can find the pilot episode on video(written by the great John Sayles) I encourage you to see it. Then you could see what American TV could be like if it wasn't under the tyranny of the networks.


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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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