92 in the Shade
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|92 in the Shade|
|Directed by||Thomas McGuane|
|Produced by||Georges Pappas|
|Written by||Thomas McGuane|
|Music by||Michael J. Lewis|
|Cinematography||Michael C. Butler|
|Editing by||Ed Rothkowitz|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Running time||88 minutes|
The story centers on Tom Skelton, a young man who opens a charter fishing business in Key West, Florida. He enters into a rivalry with a local sea captain named Dance and his partner Carter, who steal one of the new fishing guide's clients. Skelton retaliates by burning Dance's boat.
- Peter Fonda as Tom Skelton
- Warren Oates as Nicholas Dance
- Margot Kidder as Miranda
- Burgess Meredith as Goldsboro
- Harry Dean Stanton as Carter
- Elizabeth Ashley as Jeannie Carter
McGuane directed the film and wrote the script. He was married to one of the film's female stars and had a scandalous affair with the other, as detailed in the autobiography Actress authored by Elizabeth Ashley.
Although the film was a box-office failure, a January 22, 1976 New York Times review described it as "a more satisfying picture" than Rancho Deluxe, another 1975 film written by McGuane. He would later write The Missouri Breaks, which co-starred Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brando.
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