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Disorganized Crime (1989)

Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he's caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.

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Jim Kouf

Writer:

Jim Kouf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hoyt Axton ... Sheriff Henault
Corbin Bernsen ... Frank Salazar
Rubén Blades ... Carlos Barrios
Fred Gwynne ... Max Green
Ed O'Neill ... George Denver
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Ray Forgy
Daniel Roebuck ... Bill Lonigan
William Russ ... Nick Bartkowski
Marie Butler Marie Butler ... Wanda Brem (as Marie Butler Kouf)
Gregory Wurster Gregory Wurster ... Deputy Greg
Patrick Collins ... Deputy Monroe
Mitch Carter ... Deputy Larry
Dean Norris ... Deputy Joe
Thomas Schellenberg Thomas Schellenberg ... Deputy Jim
Robert K. Feldmann Robert K. Feldmann ... Dispatcher (as Robert Feldmann)
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Storyline

This movie places some top thiefs, looking to steal money from a bank. The All-Star cast has many blunders on the way. Meanwhile a member of their group is missing and two cops chase after him. Written by <Lemiar28@AOL.com>

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Five crooks without a plan are out to rob one bank with lots of cash. So what's the hold-up? See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Message from Salazar See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,840,166, 16 April 1989

Gross USA:

$7,723,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,723,506
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cable)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot completely in Montana by Writer/Director Jim Kouf because he just bought a house and was living there along with his current wife, Lynn Bigelow-Kouf, which was not only essential for what Kouf had wanted to do visually but also for budgetary constraints which helped save money since he had shot outside and inside the town of Hamilton and Missoula. See more »

Goofs

When Max is in the backseat of the car telling Carlos and Ray about the $5000.00 bail, he says it was for "grand theft on the car... Frank must have stolen it", but earlier, when Carlos returns from chasing Nick and tells Max and Ray he found the car, Ray says "He totaled my car?"...so it was Ray's car, not one that Frank stole. See more »

Quotes

Max Green: Any of you got toothpaste.
Nick Bartkowski: Yes.I got some fucking toothpaste!
Ray Forgy: What's his problem.
Carlos Barrios: I don't know.I think he wanted to kill me.
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Mind's Eye
Written & Performed by Charles Fleischer
Produced by Michael Mugrage
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Cable worthy star studded 80's comedy
2 November 2003 | by chvylvr80See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on cable as I'm sure most of you did. This movie isn't terribly funny but it is entertaining. The greatest advantage that this movie has is it's large and talented cast. Let's go over that cast for a minute.

Fred Gwynne, Corbin Bernsen, Ruben Blades, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Ed O' Neill all put in great performances and don't take their characters too seriously. Although none of these actors is particularly hot at the moment, all are accomplished actors. It's also too bad that Fred Gwynne has passed away. This kind of light hearted heist film can die a quick death if it takes itself too seriously. Fortunately the movie keeps it real and doesn't try to be too serious.

Bottom Line: I have this on VHS because I kept seeing it on TV and I finally broke down and bought it. Now if you like movies that you can watch, enjoy and then forget about, then this is the movie for you.


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