Deadfall (1993 film)

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Theatrical film poster
Directed byChristopher Coppola
Produced byMark Amin
Gerson Fox
Gertrude Fox
Ted Fox
Written byChristopher Coppola
Nick Vallelonga
Music byJim Fox
CinematographyMaryse Alberti
Edited byPhillip Linson
Distributed byTrimark Pictures
Release date
  • October 8, 1993 (1993-10-08)
Running time
98 minutes
Budget$10 million
Box office$18,369

Deadfall is a 1993 crime 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. It is also the prime influence on the song "Deadfall" written by the American hardcore punk band Snot. A prequel/sequel, Arsenal, starring Nicolas Cage as his character Eddie King, was released in 2017.


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 con artist, and Joe is soon drawn into his increasingly dangerous schemes.


Critical reception[edit]

The movie received negative reviews from critics. Kevin Thomas described it as "a hopelessly callow, leaden-paced attempt at film noir."[1]

The film holds a 0% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 5 reviews.[2]


  1. ^ "MOVIE REVIEW : 'Deadfall' a Coppola Family Affair". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  2. ^ "Deadfall". 1993-07-15. Retrieved 2016-05-17.

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