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Crimewave (1985, USA) is a Crime-Comedy cult film directed by Sam Raimi.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1985
  • Color
  • Running Time: 83 Min
  • Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation | Embassy Films | Renaissance Pictures
  • Distribution Co: Columbia Pictures (1986) (USA) (theatrical) | Medusa Distribuzione (1985) (Italy) (theatrical) | Valio-Filmi (1985) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Sam Raimi
  • Written by Sam Raimi, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Starring Louise Lasser, Brion James, Bruce Campbell, Paul Smith, Reed Birney, Richard Bright, Antonio Fargas
  • Produced by Bruce Campbell, Gary Glieberman, Edward R. Pressman, Irvin Shapiro, Robert G. Tapert
  • Original Music by Arlon Ober
  • Cinematography by Robert Primes
  • Film Editing by Michael Kelly, Kathie Weaver, Kaye Davis


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


After the success of his cult splatter horror film The Evil Dead Director Sam Raimi and star Bruce Campbell teamed up again for this offbeat screwball crime comedy. Joel Coen who had edited The Evil Dead and was inspired to make his own low budget movie Blood Simple co-wrote the screenplay with brother Ethan and Raimi.

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