|Directed by||Stephen Gyllenhaal|
|Produced by||Frank Konigsberg|
|Written by||Pete Dexter (novel and screenplay)|
|Starring|| Dennis Hopper |
|Music by||David Shire|
|Edited by||Harvey Rosenstock|
|Distributed by||Palace Pictures|
|April 20, 1991|
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