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R | | Crime, Drama | February 1984 (USA)
A teenager, wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of his father, escapes from jail. He hooks up with a prostitute and they take to the road to find the real killer of his father.

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Mark Griffiths

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Carrico Monica Carrico ... Charlene Andrews
Eric Stoltz ... Danny Hicks
Stuart Margolin ... Officer Trent
Virgil Frye ... Ross
Richard Bradford ... Tom Bond
Louise Baker Louise Baker ... Shane
Joe George ... Officer Berman
Laurel Patrick Laurel Patrick ... Angie
Sorrells Pickard Sorrells Pickard ... Ex-con in Desert
Ben Hammer ... Danny's Father
Juliette Cummins ... Jenny Hicks
Lesley Woods ... Charlene's Mother
Bob Carroll Jr. Bob Carroll Jr. ... Henry
Clark Howat ... Judge
Geno Havens Geno Havens ... Foreman (as Gino Havens)
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A teenager, wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of his father, escapes from jail. He hooks up with a prostitute and they take to the road to find the real killer of his father.

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He Had Everything To Gain ... She Had Nothing To Lose. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Makin' It See more »

Filming Locations:

West Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Highroad, Lucky 13 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bulk of the crew worked on deferred salaries. See more »

Quotes

Danny Hicks: Rhino Butt, Hippo Thighs, Iron Ass
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What's So Bad About Lovin' Me?
Performed by The Toasters
Written by Mark Lee
Produced by Ron Fair
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A real find!
22 November 2009 | by udar55See all my reviews

Sentenced to death for the murder of his abusive father, 17-year-old Danny (Eric Stoltz) escapes from the cops on his way to San Quentin and hides out with Charlene (Monica Carrico), a 30-year-old prostitute who has been sending Danny love letters in jail. The duo head to Arizona so Danny can see his sister one more time, but they don't know that one of the cops Danny escaped from is hellbent on getting his revenge. Wow, this was an incredible surprise. Director Mark (HARDBODIES) Griffiths made his debut with this and it is far removed from his T&A comedy hit. This is a pretty grim and relentlessly sleazy effort that is cinematic kin to flicks like OUT OF BOUNDS. What really makes it work are the two lead performances and some really odd supporting characters who feel like they stepped out of a pulpy novel. The film also packs one hell of an ending. Carrico is the real surprise here, a spunky combination of Elizabeth Daily and Caroline Williams. There is a totally bizarre scene where she starts to get it on with her sugar daddy while wearing a Richard Nixon mask. It is a shame she didn't do any more movies. Also highly recommended for some great desert locations and if you want to ogle some great 80s decor.


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