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Robert Forster ... Tony Hall

Sondra Locke ... Melisse

Susanne Benton ... Sybil
Robert Fields ... Will (as Robert S. Fields)

Ken Kercheval ... Jerry

Sam Waterston ... Cameraman

Michael Margotta ... Steve
Floyd Mutrux ... Ronnie
Maggie Thrett ... Prostitute

Jeff Corey ... Paul

Regis Toomey ... Michael
Mitzi Hoag ... Mother
Franklin Townsend ... Transvestite
Mello Alexandria ... Male Puppet
Linda Howe ... Female Puppet
Michael Payne ... Student

Carmen Argenziano ... Student

Mike Kellin ... The Derelict

Directed by
Noel Black 
Writing credits
George Wells (written by)

Produced by
Lester Linsk .... producer
Original Music by
Fred Karlin 
Cinematography by
Michel Hugo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harry W. Gerstad  (as Harry Gerstad)
Casting by
Joe Scully 
Art Direction by
Dale Hennesy 
Jack Martin Smith 
Set Decoration by
Robert De Vestel 
Walter M. Scott 
Makeup Department
Fred C. Blau Jr. .... makeup artist (as Fred Blau Jr.)
Edith Lindon .... hair stylist
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup supervisor (as Dan Striepeke)
Production Management
Edward Haldeman .... unit production manager
Eric Stacey .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Glassman .... assistant director
Sound Department
David Dockendorf .... sound
Richard Overton .... sound
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
Dick Bullock .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Armstrong .... assistant camera
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Run Shadow Run" -
"Uma Sombra Me Persegue" - Brazil (imdb display title)
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89 min | USA:86 min (FMC Library Print)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Iceland:16 | New Zealand:(Banned) | UK:X | USA:PG | USA:R (original rating)

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Director Noel Black described making this film as a series of compromises made in order to please 20th Century Fox. Black originally planned to cast a young, unknown Al Pacino as Tony Hall, but this was just one of the things he had to forsake. Black also disagreed with the ethical issues about filmmaking brought up in the script, wanted to change them but couldn't.See more »


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More information on "Cover Me Babe", 10 November 2004
Author: lensdarkly from United States

I saw "Cover Me Babe" in its brief first run in New York City. The film was rated "R" due to scenes of sexuality. To the best of my knowledge, if there was a "PG" rated version, it would have be the version edited for television. I interviewed Noel Black, and he told me that "Cover Me Babe" was televised although I did not pursue further information on the broadcast. This would have been in the late 70s. I wrote an article on Noel Black's films in the magazine, Velvet Light Trap, in 1973. The main problem Black had with this film was that he was contractually unable to change the screenplay to more accurately reflect the attitude and film-making style of a student film-maker in the early 70s. Black also noted that his original choice in the lead role was a then unknown Al Pacino. The box office performance of this film was so poor that it is unlikely to be seen again, except, possibly on the Fox Movie Channel.

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