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Shannon's Deal (1989)

A washed-up lawyer refuses to take a bribe and instead goes after the South American drug cartel that's trying to push those in its way.

Director:

Lewis Teague

Writer:

John Sayles
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jamey Sheridan ... Jack Shannon
Elizabeth Peña ... Lucy Acosta
Martin Ferrero ... Lou Gandolf
Jenny Lewis ... Neala Shannon
Richard Edson ... Wilmer Slade
Alberta Watson ... Terry Lomax
Earlene Davis ... Mrs. Ferrero
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Andreozzi ... Bill (one of the Card Players)
Carla Belver Carla Belver ... Hazel
Robert Bendall Robert Bendall
Michael Bowen ... Scotty Powell
Ron Chabidon Ron Chabidon ... Harbour Police
Claudia Christian ... Molly Temple
Burton Collins Burton Collins ... Mark
Augusta Dabney Augusta Dabney
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A washed-up lawyer refuses to take a bribe and instead goes after the South American drug cartel that's trying to push those in its way.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shannon - Sein schwerster Fall See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Scotty Powell: Oh, fantastic, my butt's on the line, and I get some washout.
Jack Shannon: Look, kid, keep your opinions to yourself. The people that hired you, was it because you were the world's greatest pilot?
Scotty Powell: I was the best they could get, under the circumstances.
Jack Shannon: Well, I'm the best you can get, under the circumstances.
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One of the best shows not watched on TV
24 October 2006 | by scottguri-2See all my reviews

This short lived show is the best TV I have ever seen. The acting and the writing were almost unsurpassed and for the day was shockingly good. I hope to be able to see these episodes again in DVD or VHS. Elisabeth Pena and Jamie Sheridan were at the time unsurpassed and are still some of my favorite actors. The writing was also right on target and excellent. Watching this show might be hard since it is out of distribution but it is definitely worth the trouble if you can find it. I encourage all of you to give this series a watch and I am sure you will be glad you did if you do find it. One of my favorite episodes was "Words To Music" which was written by John Sayles and the he also starred as the heavy of the episode, at the end of this episode I was actually sitting there with my mouth hanging open. If you can find it give it a try.

It's Great!!!


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