A Deadly Business (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Deadly Business (1986)

A Deadly Business




Want to See

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

This TV-movie was based on a true story of criminal culpability in the ecological crisis. Alan Arkin stars as an ex-convict hired in 1972 by smooth-talking Armand Assante, who runs a successful garbage disposal business. Even when Arkin finds out that Assante is a functionary of the mob, he chooses to look the other way and count his money. But within six years, it is obvious that the toxic waste dumped by Assante's firm is destroying the atmosphere. Arkin becomes an FBI informant--only to discover how deeply ingrained and how high up the social and political scale the corruption really is. Deadly Business manages the neat trick of being politically correct and entertaining all at once.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Al Ramrus
Academy Entertainment


Alan Arkin
as Harold Kaufman
Armand Assante
as Charles Macaluso
Michael Learned
as Ann Behrens
Jon Polito
as Vitola
Ray Serra
as DiNardi
John Seitz
as Coglin
Stephen Pearlman
as Martin Prager
Dave Nichols
as Mayor Thompson
Doug Lennox
as Bristol
Marcia Diamond
as Mrs. Prager
Marilyn Boyle
as Supervisor
Bernard Behrens
as Purchasing Agent
Marvin Goldhar
as 1st Detective
Tim Henry
as 2nd Detective
Mario DeVano
as 1st Driver
Richard Cuff
as 2nd Driver
Cheryl Wilson
as 1st Girl
Suzanne Cyr
as 2nd Girl
Jayne Heeley
as 3rd Girl
Rex Hagon
as Television Reporter
Cec Linder
as Carmine Franco
David Clement
as Frank Longo
Gerry Pearson
as Bill Powers
Billy Van
as Joe Garland
Michael Tait
as 2nd Executive
Nerene Virgin
as Reporter
Michael Copeman
as Giardelli
Mario DiIorio
as Mafia Soldier
Bob Clout
as 1st Executive
Scott Robbins
as 1st Reporter
Barry Flatman
as 2nd Reporter
Damir Andre
as Head Marshall
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for A Deadly Business

Critic Reviews for A Deadly Business

There are no critic reviews yet for A Deadly Business. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for A Deadly Business

There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!

A Deadly Business Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss A Deadly Business on our Movie forum!