Crimewave (1985)

Extermination is not just a business. It's a way of life.

  • Genre: Thriller, Comedy, Crime
  • Release Date: 1985-09-19
  • User Rating: 5.3/10 from 51 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 23min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Embassy Films Associates
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Fed up of his business partner, Ernest Trend hires the services of two exterminators. When things go drastically wrong and they murder the wrong man, the race is on to frame an innocent video surveillance man.

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  • Louise Lasser

    as Helene Trend
  • Brion James

    as Arthur Coddish
  • Paul L. Smith

    as Faron Crush
  • Sheree J. Wilson

    as Nancy
  • Edward R. Pressman

    as Ernest Trend
  • Bruce Campbell

    as Renaldo 'The Heel'
  • Reed Birney

    as Vic Ajax
  • Richard Bright

    as Officer Brennan
  • Antonio Fargas

    as Blind Man
  • Hamid Dana

    as Donald Odegard
  • Frances McDormand

    as Nun
Writing Joel Coen Writer
Writing Ethan Coen Writer
Directing Sam Raimi Director
Writing Sam Raimi Writer
Production Robert Tapert Producer
Production Irvin Shapiro Executive Producer
Production Edward R. Pressman Executive Producer
Camera Robert Primes Director of Photography
Sound Arlon Ober Original Music Composer