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Down Twisted (1987)

When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writers:

Albert Pyun (story), Gene O'Neill (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carey Lowell ... Maxine
Charles Rocket ... Reno
Trudy Dochterman Trudy Dochterman ... Michelle (as Trudi Dochtermann)
Thom Mathews ... Damalas
Norbert Weisser ... Alsandro Deltoid
Linda Kerridge ... Soames
Nicholas Guest ... Brady
Galyn Görg ... Blake (as Galyn Gorg)
Courteney Cox ... Tarah
Bambi Jordan Bambi Jordan ... Suzie
Ken Wright Ken Wright ... Mr. Wicks
Alec Markham Alec Markham ... Captain
Eduardo Cassab Eduardo Cassab ... Sargento
Christabel Wigley Christabel Wigley ... Theona
Joe Holland Joe Holland ... Mickey (as Tim Holland)
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Storyline

When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

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She's been set up, shanghaied, and shot at. There must be an easier way to fall in love. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Treasure of San Lucas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite its limited theatrical release in 1987, the film went unreleased on home video in the United States until 1990, when it debuted on video from Media Home Entertainment. See more »

Quotes

Soames: Oh, the deal's going down... but it's going down twisted.
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Soundtracks

The Candle of My Life Went Out Tonight
Written, Arranged and Produced by Eric Allaman (as Berlin Game)
Performed by Eric Allaman (as Berlin Game)
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"This deal is going down Reno, but not like we planned. It's going down twisted."
17 April 1999 | by vilennonSee all my reviews

Great 80's verité (like Miami Vice). A low-budget but likeable caper movie.

A wealthy industrialist hires six thieves to steal a valuable relic from the fictional country of San Lucas just before the annual parade celebrating the relic. He gets double crossed by his own team of thieves, most notably Charles Rocket (SNL, Earth Girls Are Easy). Carey Lowell (Law & Order, Sleepless in Seattle), the baddest Bond Girl. is an innocent bystander dragged into the plot.

Keep an eye out for Courteney Cox at the beginning of the movie.


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