Why Me? (1990 film)

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For the 1985 Hong Kong film, see Why Me? (1985 film). For other uses, see Why Me? (disambiguation).
Why Me?
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Directed by Gene Quintano
Produced by Marjorie Israël
Irwin Yablans
Written by Donald E. Westlake (book)
Donald E. Westlake (screenplay)
David Koepp (as Leonard Maas, Jr.) (screenplay)
Starring Christopher Lambert
Kim Greist
Christopher Lloyd
J. T. Walsh
Music by Phil Marshall
Cinematography Peter Deming
Edited by Alan Balsam
Release dates April 20, 1990
Running time 87 min.
Country USA
Language English

Why Me? (1990) is an American caper comedy directed by Gene Quintano. The screenplay is credited to Donald E. Westlake and Leonard Maas, Jr. (a pseudonym of David Koepp), and is based on the fifth book in Westlake's series of John Dortmunder novels.

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A jewel thief (Christopher Lambert), his wacky sidekick (Christopher Lloyd), and his girl friend (Kim Greist) are chased around Los Angeles by cops, the entire Los Angeles criminal element, the CIA, a not-too-tightly-wrapped female Armenian terrorist and Turkish government agents after they steal a sacred ruby, the Byzantine Fire.


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