Busted Up

Overview

Prolific actor-stuntman Conrad Palmisano directed this average action-thriller about the owner of an inner-city gym. Earl Paul Coufos happens to also be a skilled fighter, and when he is pressured by real-estate developers to close the gym, he fights in order to save it. Former Saturday Night Live regular Tony Rosato co-stars with Irene Cara, who sings a cover version of "She Works Hard for the Money," as well as portraying Earl's love interest, Simone.
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Overview

Prolific actor-stuntman Conrad Palmisano directed this average action-thriller about the owner of an inner-city gym. Earl Paul Coufos happens to also be a skilled fighter, and when he is pressured by real-estate developers to close the gym, he fights in order to save it. Former Saturday Night Live regular Tony Rosato co-stars with Irene Cara, who sings a cover version of "She Works Hard for the Money," as well as portraying Earl's love interest, Simone.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2001
  • UPC: 096898057035
  • Original Release: 1986
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Coufos Earl Bird
Irene Cara Simone
Stan Shaw Angie
Tony Rosato Irving Drayton
Garfield Andrews Bobby
Real Andrews Auditioning Fighter
George Apostolou Nick's Fighter
Ray Beaulieau Nick's Fighter
Albert Bernardo Al
Marco Bianco Stunt Fighter
George Buza Capt. Hook
Billy Calahelo Nick's Gambler
Kim Caruso Girl in Restaurant
Mike D'Aguilar Granite Foster
John Dario Man in Gym
John Dee Daddy Ray
Louis di Bianco Frankie
Reg Dreger Jail cop
Dan Dunlop Man in Restaurant
Joanne Garfinkle Girl in Restaurant
Kevin Godding Corsican Brother
Helder Goncalves Gangster
Janet Good Fat Rosie
Richard Guenette Auditioning Fighter
Ken Hamilton Tenera's Cornerman
George Hevenor Croupier
Dale Hirtle Foster's Cornerman
Clark Johnson Stunt Fighter
Gordon Judges Tony Tenera
Nika Kaufhold Sara
Lawrence King-Phillips Kenny
Wendy Lands Drayton's Date
John Lapadula Gangster
Damian Lee Gangster
Sonja Lee Darlene
John Lenard Nick's Gambler
Paul MacCullum Drayton's Thug
Raymond Marlowe Jake
Gordon Masten Justice of the Peace
Annie McCauley Cigarette Girl
Wayne McPherson Kid in Gym
Teddy McWharters Johnny
David Mitchell Greg Bird
Tony Morelli Jackson
Brent Moss Kid in Gym
Zack Nesis Spence
Nick Nichols Mr. Greene
Robert O'Ree Corsican's Manager
Rick Orman Teddy
Conrad Palmisano Monty
William Paris Prison Inmate
Pat Patterson Neil
Frank Pellegrino Nick Sevins
Marshall Perlmuter Superintendent
Branko Racki Auditoning Fighter
John Ritchie Phil
Frank Ruffo Fight Referee
Dennis Salovic Corsican Brother
Claude Salvas Auditioning Fighter
Daryl Sarkisian Guy in Restaurant
John Scott Drayton's Thug
T.J. Scott Stunt Fighter
Errol Slue Fight Referee
Ken Stern Prison Inmate
Dennis Strong Fight Promoter
Ole Thinius Auditioning Fighter
Jerome Tiberghien Drayton's Thug
Richard Todd Drayton's Thug
Dale Tourangeau Tenera's Cornerman
Robert E. Welsh Fight Referee
Nancy Wilson Girls in Restaruant
Technical Credits
Conrad Palmisano Director
Charles P. Barnett Score Composer
Ludek Bogner Cinematographer
Irene Cara Songwriter
William Fleming Set Decoration/Design
Kathleen Graham Makeup
Gordon Groddy Songwriter
Ted Hanlan Stunts
Nancy Kaye Costumes/Costume Designer
Damian Lee Producer, Screenwriter
Carlota McKee Songwriter
David Mitchell Producer
Michael Omartian Songwriter
Donna Summer Songwriter
Stephen Surjik Art Director
The Stunt Team Stunts
Gary Zubeck Editor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2001

    An OK movie with a cool bonus for Gowan fans

    *Busted Up* isn't exactly *Rocky*, but has a two redeeming points in my eyes. First off, I like to see a movie where the 'hero' gives it their all despite the overwhelming odds against them. Second, If you look closely behind Irene Cara, you'll see Canada's musical superstar Lawrence Gowan playing keyboards in 3 or 4 scenes. Gowan even has a 'hero shot' where, with a determined 'rough-and-tough' look on his face, he gets a firm grip on what appears to be a beer bottle and prepares to defend Irene's character from her understandably angry ex, if necessary! That scene alone makes it worth buying this movie for any Gowan / STYX fan!

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