• Crimewave (1985)

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Release Date: 1985

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary
Aware that partner Donald Odegard (Hamid Dana) wants to sell their security firm, Ernest Trend (Edward R. Pressman) hires Arthur Coddish (Brion James) and Faron Crush (Paul L. Smith) to kill him. The hit men get the job done, but they go too far, killing others in the process. Finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, security firm employee Victor Ajax (Reed Birney) is charged with the murders, but his new friend, Nancy (Sheree J. Wilson), intends to prove he's innocent.

Cast: Louise Lasser, Paul Smith, Brion James, Sheree Wilson, Edward Pressman, Bruce Campbell, Reed Birney, Hamid Dana

Director: Sam Raimi

Genres: Comedy

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It's full of film knowledge and is amazingly elaborate for a low-budget movie. The only problem is that it's not funny. One smiles at the inspiration of the jokes, though not at their execution. show more

  • It’s quite an entertaining little effort, combining the craziest aspects of classic Hollywood screwball comedy with the kind of fresh insanity found in the great cartoons. show more

  • Meant to be a nodding aside to the film buff, with plenty of in-jokes for the cognoscenti, Crimewave ends up as a random list in dire need of a good file-clerk. [3 July 1987]

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