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Crackers (1984)

Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner ... See full summary »

Director:

Louis Malle

Writer:

Jeffrey Alan Fiskin (screenplay) (as Jeffrey Fiskin)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Weslake
Jack Warden ... Garvey
Sean Penn ... Dillard
Wallace Shawn ... Turtle
Larry Riley ... Boardwalk
Trinidad Silva ... Ramon
Christine Baranski ... Maxine
Charlayne Woodard ... Jasmine (as Charlaine Woodard)
Tasia Valenza ... Maria
Irwin Corey ... Lazzarelli
Edouard DeSoto ... Don Fernando
Anna Maria Horsford ... Slam Dunk
Mitchell Lichtenstein ... Artiste
Marjorie Eaton ... Mrs. O'Malley
Ed Call Ed Call ... Officer Darney (as Edward Call)
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Storyline

Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner is out of town. During the elaborate planning process, Dillard falls for a Hispanic woman, the sister of a friend. Also, Boardwalk is assigned to case a local apartment, where he meets and falls for the maid. Amidst all these romantic hijinks, Weslake puts together a burglary plan, which is executed by the makeshift gang. Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

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The Comedy that dreams the impossible scheme! [Video Australia]


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alta Incompetência See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,689, 20 February 1984

Gross USA:

$129,268

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,268
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Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The 1998 Australian comedy Crackers (1998) is not a remake of this comic film. See more »

Connections

Remake of Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Berro e Sombaro
Written by Chuck Brown (uncredited) and The Soul Searchers (uncredited)
Performed by Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers
Courtesy of Source Records
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Pretty awful..But...
12 February 2006 | by roy3837See all my reviews

While most sane adults will find this movie pointless and without any merits,I still would like to point out a great deal of movies released to this day are far more repugnant...This movie features Sean Penn in his pre-Madonna youth,and Sutherland in his prime.OK,I admit that as a 10 year old boy,I fondly recall watching this movie over and over and over again on HBO....I suppose dozens of screenings,along with a nostalgia for one's childhood memories can make even Ishtar great..Nevertheless,the final 30 minutes are quite entertaining,with a pretty good ending.The love stories can drag out in this type of movie,and do.


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