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Big Crimewave, The

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“A wacky, fun time at the movies!”



(The Big) Crimewave is a film that twists into new proportions…!”

A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end, but he can't quite figure out the middle. The daughter of his landlord, excited to have a real "movie person" living nearby, tries to help by putting him in touch with a man who wants to collaborate on a script--the strange "Dr. Jolly".

Release Date: 1986
Run Time: 80 minutes
Rating: Unrated
Starring: John Paizs, Eva Covacs, Darrel Baran
Director: John Paizs




(The Big) Crimewave is the tale of struggling screenwriter Steven Penny—a self-styled loner who lives in a cramped studio above a suburban garage. His main goal in life is to be the “world’s best crime-movie screenwriter.”


Steven’s quest for stardom is narrated by Kim, his landlord’s precocious ten-year-old daughter, who is intent on helping him. At Kim’s urging. Steven hops on a bus bound for Kansas and a twilight rendezvous with Dr. Jolly – an alleged script doctor who combs the Midwest for fresh, young talent. Unfortunately for Steven, the good doctor has more than writing on his mind. Steven’s journey turns into a comic nightmare as Dr. Jolly shows him exactly what he means by a new story “twist.” Wild, playful, knockabout and dark, (The Big) Crimewave spins tour de force film technique into a devilish comment on life, death, movies and the price of success.


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