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A remake of Big Deal on Madonna Street, this crime-caper comedy about a conspiratorial heist of a greedy pawnbroker has excellent acting and good light fun but not much in the way of character motivation. Weslake (Donald Sutherland) is unemployed and has reason to frequent the pawnshop of his money-hungry friend Garvey (Jack Warden). People come and go around the shop (almost the only setting for the action): an aspiring musician of sorts (Sean Penn), the eccentric meter-maid Maxine (Christine Baranski), a safe-cracker (Irwin Corey), and others. Then one day Weslake gets the idea to break into Garvey's safe and make off with a few valuables just for the fun of it. Everyone agrees, and the plot goes on unhindered by motivation or ethics. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Donald Sutherland
as Weslake
Jack Warden
as Garvey
Sean Penn
as Dillard
Wallace Shawn
as Turtle
Larry Riley
as Boardwalk
Trinidad Silva
as Ramon
Christine Baranski
as Maxine
Tasia Valenza
as Maria
Irwin Corey
as Lazzarelli
Anna Maria Horsford
as Slam Dunk
Mitchell Lichtenstein
as Artiste
Marjorie Eaton
as Mrs. O'Malley
Richard Bright
as Guy
Maureen McVerry
Sally Schaub
as Cosmetic Lady
Charlaine Woodard
as Jasmine
Edouard de Soto
as Don Fernando
Ed Call
as Officer Darney
Joseph Hindy
as Officer Ronnie
Charles Bouvier
as Cable man
Ed Corbett
as Kurnitz
Darryl Henriques
as Irate motorist
Joe Bellan
as Immigration officer
Gary Ross
as Immigration officer
Jeffrey Weissman
Ed Call
as Officer Darney
Charlaine Woodard
as Jasmine
Richard Bright
as Guy
Edouard de Soto
as Don Fernando
Sally Schaub
as Cosmetic Lady
Charles Bouvier
as Cable man
Gary Ross
as Immigration officer
Joe Bellan
as Immigration officer
Darryl Henriques
as Irate motorist
Ed Corbett
as Kurnitz
Joseph Hindy
as Officer Ronnie

Crew

Louis Malle
Director
Jeffrey Allen Fiskin
Screenwriter
Laszlo Kovacs
Cinematographer
Ivan Strasburg
Cinematographer
Paul Chihara
Composer (Music Score)
Deborah Nadoolman
Costume Designer
Teri Schwartz
Production Manager
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