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Deadfall (1993)

R | | Crime, Drama | 8 October 1993 (USA)
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... See full summary »
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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 ... Zane
Clarence Landry Clarence Landry ... Larry
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

You wont know who to trust... What to believe... Or where to run... See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Emboscada See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,369
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Nicolas Cage James Coburn; and two Oscar nominees: Talia Shire and Peter Fonda. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene when the money in the attaché case is handed over, the money is wrapped in bundles but when the case is split open on the carousel the money falls loosely to the floor. 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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Soundtracks

Miscellaneous Callipoe Music
Performed by Harry Cohen
Courtesy of Harry Cohen
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A popular concept poorly executed...
28 February 1999 | by dexter-3See all my reviews

Great cast (and crew, apparently, all related as Coppolas) that has little to work with here, and as a result, the film comes up very short. An unsatisfying conclusion that the viewer suspects all along, along with the usual plot twists that couldn't seem to happen but do (yes, it's only a movie, but please...). Mamet and others ("The Grifters", for example) make better versions of this film. Unfortunately, a "3" and worth skipping. Notable if you'd like to see Michael Biehn's buttocks in the love scene.


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