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Deadfall (1993)

R | | Crime, Drama | 8 October 1993 (USA)
When Joe loses his dad in a sting, he contacts his dad's twin, Lou, who has a major sting planned. Lou's helper feels threatened by Joe. Who's conning who?
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Biehn ... Joe Donan
Sarah Trigger ... Diane
Nicolas Cage ... Eddie
James Coburn ... Mike Donan / Lou Donan
Peter Fonda ... Pete
Charlie Sheen ... Morgan "Fats" Gripp
Talia Shire ... Sam
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Huey
Michael Constantine ... Frank
Marc Coppola ... Bob
Micky Dolenz ... Bart
Brian Donovan ... Mitch
Renée Estevez ... Baby's Babe
Ted Fox Ted Fox ... Zane
Clarence Landry Clarence Landry ... Larry
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After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is soon drawn into his increasingly dangerous schemes. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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...The ultimate con See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality, drug use and strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Nicolas Cage came onto the set dressed up with a wig, albino contact lenses and dark sunglasses because he thought this would add more authenticity to the character of two-bit hustler, Eddie. Cage was told that he could dress up however he wanted for his part. See more »

Goofs

In the pool hall scene, Joe and Fats are playing "three-cushion billiards," in which the cue ball must carom off both object balls and contact the rail cushions at least three times before the last object ball. However, Fats only touches two cushions on his 2nd and 25th points, which would be a loss of turn and no point scored. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joe Donan: Most people like to think they have some degree of control over their lives. The truth is we're subject to the influence of others. Those who appreciate this can make a lot of money from those who don't. But any small-time grifter who ever dealt off the bottom of a deck can tell you that. What I can tell you about is the price one pays for peddling confidence. How every mark you fleece takes away a piece of your soul, and what happens when you try to pick up the pieces.
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Miscellaneous Callipoe Music
Performed by Harry Cohen
Courtesy of Harry Cohen
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So Bad it's great
30 May 2003 | by reindawgSee all my reviews

This movie is a must see simply because it is so horrible. Just poor film making with an even poorer script performed by a good cast. It was recommended by a friend (as a great bad movie) and we were near tears from laughter as a continuous parade of well-knowns spit out one cheesy line after another.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,183, 10 October 1993

Gross USA:

$18,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,369
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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