Deadfall (1993 film)

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Directed by Christopher Coppola
Produced by Mark Amin
Gerson Fox
Gertrude Fox
Ted Fox
Written by Christopher Coppola
Nick Vallelonga
Starring Michael Biehn
Sarah Trigger
Nicolas Cage
James Coburn
Peter Fonda
Charlie Sheen
Music by Jim Fox
Cinematography Maryse Alberti
Edited by Phillip Linson
Distributed by Trimark Pictures
Release date(s) October 8, 1993
Running time 98 minutes
Country USA
Language English
Budget $10 million
Box office $18,369

Deadfall is a 1993 comedy-drama film directed by Christopher Coppola. Coppola co-wrote the script with Nick Vallelonga. The film stars Michael Biehn, Nicolas Cage, Charlie Sheen, James Coburn, and Peter Fonda.


After con artist Joe Dolan (Michael Biehn) accidentally kills his father Mike (James Coburn) during a sting, he tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou (also played by Coburn) stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is soon drawn into his increasingly dangerous schemes.


Critical reception[edit]

The movie was widely panned by critics, although Nicolas Cage's performance is considered by many to be so over-the-top that it is unintentionally hilarious and to this day many cite this as one of Cage's best performances not meant to be taken seriously.[1][2]

The film holds a 0% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 5 reviews.


  1. ^ "MOVIE REVIEW : 'Deadfall' a Coppola Family Affair". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Deadfall". Variety. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 

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