Crimewave (1986)



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Two hitmen fulfill their assignment of killing their employer's business partner, but the crime is witnessed by their employer's obtuse wife. The two attempt to eliminate her to protect themselves, but she proves to be unexpectedly hard to kill in this cartoonish black comedy.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Sam Raimi
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On DVD: Apr 26, 2005



as Vic Ajax

as Helene Trend

as Faron Crush

as Coddish

as Ernest Trend

as The Heel

as Donald Odegard

as Officer Brenner

as Mr. Yarman

as Hardened Convict

as Colonel Rodgers

as 1st guard

as 2nd Guard
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Critic Reviews for Crimewave

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A strange but not funny spoof of hitmen that disappoints because the comedy is too simplistic.

Full Review… | February 9, 2015
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Raimi exibe a mesma energia ensandecida de Evil Dead, arrancando algumas risadas justamente graças ao volume e ao histrionismo de sua direção (e também, em parte, em função do roteiro amalucado dos irmãos Coen).

April 27, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Crimewave

Written by The Coen Brothers, directed by Sam Raimi with a fantastic cast (particularly Bruce Campbell) = One of the best films ever made! A real cult classic that doesn't have the recognition it deserves!

Anthony Lawrie

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Brion James and Paul Smith are hysterical in this very bizarre, live-action cartoon. Bruce Campbell shows why he's the man from day one. Very interesting to see different aspects of this film that have become trademarks for director Sam Raimi and the Coen Bros as writers. The hero is named Vic, so you can't go wrong there.

El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer


Its...all over the place, but has moments of real brilliance. Spiderman 3 and this both share that fatal formula.

The kid in the elevator though is fantastic!

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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