Taglines: The Comedy that dreams the impossible scheme!
Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey’s shop while the owner is out of town. During the elaborate planning process, Dillard falls for a Hispanic woman, the sister of a friend. Also, Boardwalk is assigned to case a local apartment, where he meets and falls for the maid. Amidst all these romantic hijinks, Weslake puts together a burglary plan, which is executed by the makeshift gang.
Crackers is a 1984 American comedy crime film directed by Louis Malle. It was entered into the 34th Berlin International Film Festival. Written by Jeffrey Fiskin, the film is about a group of small-time out-of-luck thieves, led by the unemployed Weslake (Donald Sutherland), who attempt to rob the neighborhood pawn shop owned by the greedy Garvey (Jack Warden). It’s a remake of the Italian film Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958) directed by Mario Monicelli.
Directed by: Louis Malle
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn, Larry Riley, Trinidad Silva, Christine Baranski, Charlayne Woodard, Tasia Valenza, Anna Maria Horsford
Screenplay by: Jeffrey Alan Fiskin
Production Design by: John J. Lloyd
Cinematography by: László Kovács
Film Editing by: Suzanne Baron
Costume Design by: Deborah Nadoolman
Set Decoration by: Hal Gausman
Music by: Paul Chihara
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Relaase Date: February 17, 1984