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Crimewave Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In a slapstick spoof of hitmen and crime stories, the head of a security systems company (Hamid Dana) is bumped off by two gonzo exterminators (Brion James and Paul L. Smith) who have gone from stomping out pesky varmints to stomping out human targets, and one of them does so with gusto. Now the exterminators go after the partner who hired them and his blatantly obnoxious wife (Louise Lasser) and in the meantime frame a poor security guard (Reed Birney) for the murder of the company boss. The tale is told in flashbacks, as the security guard has been tried and convicted and is shown at the beginning, about to be executed. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:April 25, 1986

Cast

Reed Birney
as Vic Ajax
Sheree J. Wilson
as Nancy
Louise Lasser
as Mrs. Helene Trend
Paul L. Smith
as Larry Crush
Brion James
as Arthur Coddish
Bruce Campbell
as Renaldo"The Heel"
Edward R. Pressman
as Ernest Trend
Hamid Dana
as Donald Odegard
Richard Bright
as Officer Brenner
Barbara Claman
John Hardy
as Mr. Yarman
Julius Harris
as Hardened Convict
Neil Laurie
Sean Farley
as Jack
Robert Symonds
as 1st guard
Patrick Stack
as 2nd Guard
John Hardy
as Mr. Yarman
Robert Symonds
as 1st guard
Patrick Stack
as 2nd Guard
Sean Farley
as Jack
Richard Bright
as Officer Brenner
Julius Harris
as Hardened Convict

Crew

Sam Raimi
Director
Edward R. Pressman
Producer
Irvin Shapiro
Producer
Cary Glieberman
Producer
Ethan Coen
Screenwriter
Joel Coen
Screenwriter
Sam Raimi
Screenwriter
Robert Primes
Cinematographer
Claudia Sills
Cinematographer
Arlon Ober
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Kelly
Editor
Kathie Weaver
Editor
Gary Papierski
Art Director
Bruce Campbell
Co-producer
Barbara Claman
Casting
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