Crimewave

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  • PG-13
“A boisterous, goofy, cartoonish comedy in the Airplane mold!” – Daily Variety After the success of their cult hit, The Evil Dead producer Robert Tapert and director Sam Raimi made Crimewave their next feature film. Also along from the ride is their... read more
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“A boisterous, goofy, cartoonish comedy in the Airplane mold!” – Daily Variety After the success of their cult hit, The Evil Dead producer Robert Tapert and director Sam Raimi made Crimewave their next feature film. Also along from the ride is their Evil Dead leading man Bruce Campbell, who plays a supporting role. Writing the film along with Raimi is Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (The Big Lebowski, Fargo and Raising Arizona). In a nod to film noir, a businessman hires two inept “exterminators” to kill his business partner in a burglar-alarm company, but his dim-witted wife witnesses the crime and becomes their next target, along with the nerd framed for the murder. Starring in this zany comedy are Reed Birney (Adult World), Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), Paul L. Smith (Midnight Express), Brion James (Blade Runner) and Sheree J. Wilson (Walker, Texas Ranger).

Original Release

04/12/1985

US Release

04/25/1986

Cast

Louise Lasser Helene Trend
Brion James Arthur Coddish
Paul L. Smith Faron Crush
Sheree J. Wilson Nancy
Edward R. Pressman Ernest Trend
Bruce Campbell Renaldo 'The Heel'
Reed Birney Vic Ajax
Richard Bright Officer Brennan
Antonio Fargas Blind Man
Hamid Dana Donald Odegard
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sam Raimi

Writers

Sam Raimi, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Cast

Louise Lasser Helene Trend
Brion James Arthur Coddish
Paul L. Smith Faron Crush
Sheree J. Wilson Nancy
Edward R. Pressman Ernest Trend
Bruce Campbell Renaldo 'The Heel'
Reed Birney Vic Ajax
Richard Bright Officer Brennan
Antonio Fargas Blind Man
Hamid Dana Donald Odegard
Frances McDormand Nun
Ted Raimi Waiter
John Hardy Mr. Yarman
Emil Sitka Colonel Rodgers
Hal Youngblood Jack Elroy
Sean Farley Jack Elroy Jr / Jack Elroy Jr.
Richard DeManincor Officer Garvey
Carrie Hall Cheap Dish
Wiley Harker Governor
Ralph Drischell Executioner

Producers

Edward R. Pressman Executive Producer
Irvin Shapiro Executive Producer
Rob Tapert Producer
Bruce Campbell Producer
Cary Glieberman Producer

Editors

Michael Kelly, Kathie Weaver, Kaye Davis

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