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Why Me? (1990)

A jewel thief steals a sacred ruby which sets off a chase by the police, the Turkish government, nutty American terrorists, and the C.I.A.

Director:

Gene Quintano

Writers:

Donald E. Westlake (book), Donald E. Westlake (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Gus Cardinale
Kim Greist ... June Daley
Christopher Lloyd ... Bruno Daley
J.T. Walsh ... Francis Mahoney
Gregory Millar Gregory Millar ... Leon
Wendel Meldrum Wendel Meldrum ... Gatou Vardebedian
Michael J. Pollard ... Ralph
John Hancock ... Tiny
Tony Plana ... Benjy Klopzik
Thomas Callaway ... Zachary
Jack Kehler ... Freedly
René Assa René Assa ... Bob the Turk
Sebastian Massa Sebastian Massa ... Tiny's Sidekick
Kate Benton Kate Benton ... Spokeswoman
Jack Heller ... Turk #2
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Storyline

A jewel thief, his wacky sidekick, and his girlfriend are chased around Los Angeles by cops, the Cia, terrorists and Turkish government agents after they steal a sacred ruby, the Byzantine Fire. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Warum gerade ich? See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original novel "Why Me", by Donald Westlake is set in New York City, not Los Angeles. See more »

Quotes

Bob the Turk: I warn you, do not make me do something that I would not do, unless someone made me do it because they didn't do something someone told them to do.
Gus Cardinale: Don't worry Bob, I would never do something to make someone do something to someone, because that someone didn't do something that someone wanted them to do.
Bob the Turk: I'm glad we understand each other.
Gus Cardinale: ...Me too.
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Connections

Referenced in Why Him? (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Me?
Words & Music by Steve Wood and Phil Marshall
Performed by Steve Wood
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This movie ROCKS
14 December 1998 | by MacLeod-4See all my reviews

This is possibly the funniest movie of all time. I was lucky enough to find this movie in the bargain bin of a local department store, and, being a Christopher Lambert fan, bought it. When I watched it, I died laughing. This takes the cake of every other movie of his. He should do more comedies. This movie is great.


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