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A Better Way to Die ()


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A Chicago cop quits the force and finds himself threatened by the Mafia.

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Cast

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Boomer
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Fletcher
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Carlos
Richard Haje ...
The Mute
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Laslov (as Matt Gallini)
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Chach
Kirk McKinney ...
Spaz
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Harrison James
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Rifkin
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Salvi
Conner Greene ...
Salvi's Son
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William Dexter
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Cooper
London King ...
Cheryl
Jon Farris ...
Fagan (as John Farris)
John Robert Thompson ...
Bureau Director
Jim Conrad ...
Miles
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Kelly
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Flash
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Cleveland
B'nard Lewis ...
Sweet Lou
Zachary Mott ...
Tex
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Regis
Bernard Canepari ...
Sheriff
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Grocery Store Clerk (as Dan Buran)
Dick Hagerman ...
Deputy Ray
Morgan Lund ...
Fisherman
John Basinger ...
Sexton
Jeanine Basinger ...
Sexton's Wife
Joe Romeo ...
Elevator Henchman
Gary Demastry ...
Sheriff's Deputy (as Sheriff Gary Demastry)
David Peck ...
Sheriff's Deputy (as Lieutenant David Peck)
Andy Robberts ...
Sheriff's Deputy (as Detective Andy Robberts)
Jeff Dixon ...
Sheriff's Deputy (as Deputy Jeff Dixon)
Brett Blake ...
Sheriff's Deputy (as Deputy Brett Blake)
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Ray Crawford ...
FBI Agent
Jeff Yesko ...
Walla Group
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Henchman (uncredited)
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Thug #2 (uncredited)
John Kloock ...
Henchman (uncredited)
Robert E. Rager ...
Guy walking down street on sidewalk (uncredited)
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Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Scott Wiper

Written by

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Scott Wiper ... (written by)

Produced by

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Christopher Ball ... executive producer (as Chris Ball)
Jim Bigham ... line producer
Brad Fuller ... producer (as Bradley Fuller)
Russell Gray ... producer
Linda Hawkins ... executive producer
Nancy Lanham ... associate producer
Vincent Newman ... executive producer (as Vincent G. Newman)
Benjamin John Parrillo ... associate producer
Graham Taylor ... producer
Tucker Tooley ... executive producer
William Tyrer ... executive producer

Music by

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John M. Keane

Cinematography by

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Lawrence Sher ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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James E. Tooley ... (as James Tooley)

Editorial Department

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Saul Escobedo ... color timer
Eric Jonak ... post-production assistant
Michael K. Reynolds ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Russell Gray

Production Design by

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Sarah Alcorn ... (as Sarah B. Alcorn)
Ren Blanco

Set Decoration by

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David Dreyer

Costume Design by

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Martina Neverman
Emmy Taylor

Makeup Department

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Andrea Checroun ... special makeup effects artist
Ann Davis ... key makeup artist
Cory Henderson ... hair stylist
T.C. Thecla Luisi ... key makeup artist / key special makeup effects
Heather Odenweller ... assistant makeup artist
Keleigh Lippert Palladino ... key hair stylist (as Keleigh Lippert)

Production Management

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Jim Bigham ... production manager
Eric Davies ... production supervisor
Daryl De Quetteville ... post-production supervisor
Karri O'Reilly ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Brady Calestro ... second second assistant director
Eric Davies ... first assistant director
Marco Fargnoli ... second unit director
Eric Gordon ... second second assistant director
Luke Scully ... first assistant director
Caroline Stephenson ... second assistant director
Larry Zience ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Kais Alkuraishi ... swing gang
Timothy Lovell ... lead scenic
Ron Riddle ... construction foreman
Dylan Skrede ... assistant props
Tim Stanton ... lead carpenter
Randy Swiggum ... property master
Michael Waites ... carpenter
Samuel Weaver ... on-set dresser
Thomas Richner ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gary Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Doug Andham ... predub sound mixer (as Doug Andorka)
George Berndt ... adr supervisor
Richard Corwin ... dialogue supervisor
Mark Ferrell ... boom operator
Sandy Gendler ... supervising sound editor
Lisa Hannan ... sound effects editor
Bob Harmon ... re-recording mixer
Maui Holcomb ... assistant dialogue editor
Allen Hurd ... sound recordist
Shawn Ian Kerkhoff ... assistant sound editor
Alan Kerr ... foley artist
Geoff Maxwell ... sound mixer
Paul N.J. Ottosson ... co-supervising sound editor / sound designer
Jesse Pomeroy ... dialogue editor
Sergio Reyes ... re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Reuben Simon ... foley supervisor
George E. Simpson Jr. ... boom operator (as George Simpson)
Paul Stanley ... post sound coordinator
Scott Turner ... post sound coordinator
Mark Weber ... sound mixer
Lance Wiseman ... adr editor

Special Effects by

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Bob Chastain ... special effects technician
Robert Garrigus ... special effects technician
Richard Huggins ... special effects coordinator (as Richard C. Huggins)
John D. Jay ... special effects assistant (as John Jay)
Dean W. Miller ... special effects technician (as Dean Miller)

Stunts

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Chris Carlson ... stunts
Dan Clark ... stunts
Tom Dziak ... stunts
Todd Emmett ... stunts
Richard Fike ... fight choreographer / stunt coordinator / stunt double: - joe pantoliano / stunt driver
Rashad Hagler ... stunts
John Kloock ... stunts
Ron Parobek ... stunts
Tom Quinn ... stunt performer / stunts
Ron Russo ... stunts
Robert Skidmore ... stunts
Toby Smith ... stunts
Dan Sprague ... stunts (as Danny Sprague)
Randy Stidham ... stunts
John Sundquist ... stunt double: Scott Wiper
Frank Wagoner ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Antonio Anguilar ... key grip
Joe Cassano ... electrician / swing grip
Rich Cefalo ... grip
Kelly Cummins ... assistant camera
Kevin Demorest ... dolly grip
Alfredo Denila ... best boy grip (as Alfredo S. Denila III)
Julie Donovan ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Marco Fargnoli ... camera operator: "b" camera
Bryan G. Haigh ... second assistant camera
Sharon Hardie ... still photographer
Joe Hollow ... video assist operator
David Irwin ... gaffer
Seth Kotok ... first assistant camera / first assistant camera: second unit
John Mays ... third electrician
Justin Portwood ... key grip
Joe Romeo ... best boy electric
Wayne E. Smith ... company grip (as Wayne Smith)
Robert Stillman ... grip
Dave Suskind ... still photographer
Jason Wawro ... first assistant camera
Adam N. White ... swing grip

Casting Department

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Matt Downey ... extras casting
Charles W. Hupp ... extras casting assistant
D. Lynn Meyers ... location casting (as Lynn Myers)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sherry Clark ... wardrobe assistant
Donnie McFinely ... wardrobe supervisor (as Donnie McFinley)
Joyce Merriless ... costume constructor
Mary Ellen Metzger ... assistant costume designer
Sarah Rachelle ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Brady Calestro ... location assistant
Dan Duran ... assistant location manager
Dan Duran ... assistant location manager
Benjamin John Parrillo ... location manager
Samuel Weaver ... location manager

Music Department

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Stan Jones ... music editor
David Klotz ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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John Cesari ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Kate Amer ... production coordinator
Joseph Bargdill ... production assistant
Ben Bisso ... stand-in: Mr. Phillips
Matt Blomquist ... office intern (as Matt Bloomquist)
Linda Brattain ... production accountant
Kevin Carr ... production assistant
Tom Donaldson ... stand-in: Joe Pantoliano
Marisa Dovidio ... script supervisor
Marcus Dreeke ... production assistant
Mark Easter ... stand-in: Mr. Wiper
Belinda Ellis ... post-production accountant
Valiera Feldman ... production assistant
Dave Ford ... production assistant
Tamara J. Frank ... office production assistant
Alison Frost ... set production assistant
Dwayne Harrison ... stand-in: Mr. Braugher
Maryam Henein ... stand-in: Ms. Jokovic (as Miryam Henein)
Charlie Kupp ... office intern
Kelly O'Bier ... assistant accountant
Jen O'Neal ... set production assistant
Kristy Osborn ... assistant production coordinator
Brian Redban ... production assistant (as Brian Reichle)
Nat Reeb ... production assistant
Tom Self ... production assistant
Melanie Smith ... production assistant
Trevor Smith ... production assistant
Cheryl Starbuck ... script supervisor
Patrick Sweeney ... craft service
Lindsay Wittenberg ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Set along the highways of the U.S. heartland, the story follows the journey of an ex-cop who is inadvertently thrust into a fierce struggle between the FBI and the Chicago underworld, both of which are searching for a missing federal agent who holds the key to the syndicate's demise. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Sanglante méprise (France)
  • Sterben - Aber richtig! (Germany)
  • Entre dos fuegos (Spain)
  • Kuolemaa paossa (Finland)
  • Halálnemek (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia During most of the filming of the shootout and chase in the beginning of the movie, temperatures were at and below zero. See more »
Quotes Laslov: [to flash] You want that pain in your head to go away? You transfer it
[shoots flash in the legs]
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