8 Million Ways to Die

8 Million Ways to Die (1986)

Death comes to all except those who deserve it most.

  • Genre: Thriller, Crime
  • Release Date: 1986-04-25
  • User Rating: 5.4/10 from 109 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: PSO
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Hal Ashby
star 5.4/10
From 109 Ratings


Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his marriage.

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  • Jeff Bridges

    as Matthew 'Matt' Scudder
  • Rosanna Arquette

    as Sarah
  • Randy Brooks

    as Willie 'Chance' Walker
  • Alexandra Paul

    as Sunny
  • Andy García

    as Angel Moldonado
  • Tommy Lister Jr.

    as Nose Guard
  • Vyto Ruginis

    as Durkin
  • Gene Ross

    as Slim
  • Lisa Sloan

    as Linda Scudder
  • Christa Denton

    as Laurie Scudder
  • Vance Valencia

    as Quintero
  • Wilfredo Hernández

    as Hector Lopez
  • Luisa Leschin

    as Hector's Wife
  • Henry O. Arnold

    as Homicide Detective
  • James Avery

    as Deputy D.A.
  • Zoaunne LeRoy

    as Nurse
  • Abigail Shelton

    as AA Member
  • Jack Younger

    as Drunk
Writing Oliver Stone Screenplay
Sound James Newton Howard Original Music Composer
Camera Stephen H. Burum Director of Photography
Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Editing Stuart H. Pappé Editor
Production Charles Mulvehill Unit Production Manager
Production Charles Mulvehill Co-Producer
Directing Hal Ashby Director
Art Michael D. Haller Production Design
Production Mark Damon Executive Producer
Crew Buddy Joe Hooker Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Gloria Gresham Costume Design
Writing Robert Towne Writer
Crew Robert Towne Additional Writing
Editing Robert Lawrence Editor
Art Mark W. Mansbridge Art Direction
Writing Lawrence Block Novel
Production Stephen J. Roth Producer
Production John W. Hyde Executive Producer
Writing David Lee Henry Screenplay
Crew Christine Anne Baur Stunts
Art Barbara Krieger Set Decoration
Art John T. Walker Set Decoration