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The book Stick was made into the movie Stick.

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Book details for Stick

Stick was written by Elmore Leonard. The book was published in 1983 by HarperTorch. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Elmore Leonard also wrote The Big Bounce (1969), 52 Pick-Up (1974), 52 Pick-Up (1974), Touch (1977), Cat Chaser (1982), Killshot (1989), Get Shorty (1990), Rum Punch (1992), Out of Sight (1996) and Be Cool (1999).

 

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After serving time for armed robbery, Ernest "Stick" Stickley is back on the outside and trying to stay legit. But it's tough staying straight in a crooked town -- and Miami is a pirate's paradise, where investment fat cats and lowlife drug dealers hold h... Read More

After serving time for armed robbery, Ernest "Stick" Stickley is back on the outside and trying to stay legit. But it's tough staying straight in a crooked town -- and Miami is a pirate's paradise, where investment fat cats and lowlife drug dealers hold hands and dance. And when a crazed player chooses Stick at random to die for another man's sins, the struggling ex-con is left with no choice but to dive right back into the game. Besides, Stick knows a good thing when he sees it -- and a golden opportunity to run a very profitable sweet revenge scam seems much too tasty to pass up.

Movie details for Stick

The movie was released in 1985 and directed by Jessica Bendinger. Stick was produced by Touchstone / Disney. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Vanessa Lengies, Nikki SooHoo, Maddy Curley, Kellan Lutz, John Patrick Amedori, Mio Dzakula, Svetlana Efremova, Jon Gries, Gia Carides, Tarah Paige, Polly Holliday, Julie Warner, Annie Corley, Bart Conner, Tim Daggett, Elfi Schlegel, Harrison Wills and Brian Gattas.

 

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The writer of cheerleader classic Bring It On makes her directing debut with another movie built around a classic sport for girls: gymnastics. No one knows why Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym, Life As We Know It) walked away in the middle of a high-profile g... Read More
The writer of cheerleader classic Bring It On makes her directing debut with another movie built around a classic sport for girls: gymnastics. No one knows why Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym, Life As We Know It) walked away in the middle of a high-profile gymnastics competition--but after given a choice between returning to gymnastics or going to juvenile detention, Haley finds herself under the tutelage of Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski, Fearless), a trainer with a tough-love approach and a dubious reputation for getting his students injured. As they learn to work together, they discover they share a hatred for the narrow, unbending rules by which gymnastic routines are judged. Almost all sports movies are fables of wild talent getting harnessed by discipline. In Stick It, wild talent bites back with a little political awakening--in fact, the movie's main weakness is that it doesn't get political enough; the rebellion at the end happens too quickly, too easily. But what you'll remember from the movie are sequences that revel in the sheer beauty of gymnastics, montages that fuse the visual styles of Busby Berkeley and Leni Riefenstahl into a dizzying adulation of grace and athleticism. --Bret Fetzer