6.3/10
115
5 user

Shannon's Deal (1989)

A washed-up lawyer refuses to take a bribe and instead goes after the South American drug cartel that's trying to push those in its way.

Director:

Lewis Teague

Writer:

John Sayles
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jamey Sheridan ... Jack Shannon
Elizabeth Peña ... Lucy Acosta
Martin Ferrero ... Lou Gandolf
Jenny Lewis ... Neala Shannon
Richard Edson ... Wilmer Slade
Alberta Watson ... Terry Lomax
Earlene Davis ... Mrs. Ferrero
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Andreozzi ... Bill (one of the Card Players)
Carla Belver Carla Belver ... Hazel
Robert Bendall Robert Bendall
Michael Bowen ... Scotty Powell
Ron Chabidon Ron Chabidon ... Harbour Police
Claudia Christian ... Molly Temple
Burton Collins ... Mark
Augusta Dabney
Learn more

More Like This 

Shannon's Deal (1990–1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamey Sheridan, Elizabeth Peña, Jenny Lewis
Spenser: Ceremony (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Spenser is hired to locate April Kyle, the missing daughter of Harry Kyle, millionaire and candidate for Governor. With the assistance of Hawk, Spenser travels from Boston's "Combat Zone" ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Lynch, Andrew Wild
Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, J. Winston Carroll
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

1930s gangster-era film about John Dillinger's last girlfriend.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Conrad, Louise Fletcher
Wild Thing (1987)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A child witnesses drug dealers murder his parents. He escapes and grows up wild in the city's slums. Years later he emerges to help the residents of the area who are being terrorized by street gangs and drug dealers.

Director: Max Reid
Stars: Robert Knepper, Kathleen Quinlan, Robert Davi
A Perfect Match (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A dying woman needs to get a bone marrow transplant to survive from her daughter, who she gave up for adoption at birth.

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: Linda Kelsey, Michael Brandon, Lisa Lucas
Charlotta-TS (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Charlotta, an unusual young woman from Barcelona is trying to figure out who she really is, while her lawyer tries to keep her out of jail.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Laura Bayonas, Jodie Fisher, Tim Lannen
Wedlock I (1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Bruce MacDonald, Maggie Renzi, Adam LeFevre
Unnatural Causes (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Frank Coleman is a Vietnam veteran dying from cancer brought on by exposure to the defoliant chemical Agent Orange which he turns to Maude DeVictor, a Veterans Administration benefits ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: John Ritter, Alfre Woodard, Patti LaBelle
Dirty O'Neil (1974)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A police officer has very little work as there is virtually no crime in his small California town...until three hoodlums appear and rape a young woman.

Directors: Leon Capetanos, Lewis Teague
Stars: Morgan Paull, Art Metrano, Pat Anderson
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A Japanese investigator (Morita) and a Detroit cop (Leno) team up to track down a stolen prototype turbocharger.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Pat Morita, Jay Leno, Chris Sarandon
Fighting Back I (1982)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Tom Skerritt, Patti LuPone, Michael Sarrazin
Edit

Storyline

A washed-up lawyer refuses to take a bribe and instead goes after the South American drug cartel that's trying to push those in its way.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jack Shannon: I just stopped liking who I was, that's all, who I'd been for fifteen years. I thought I was a big shot. Big money, big car, big house...I thought I held all the cards. I thought I could pick the winner every time, I thought I could smell it. But the whole thing was built on garbage. I treated my wife badly and I knew it and I didn't stop and one day she walked. She took my daughter with her. I started gambling big time; crazy stuff, long shot stuff. And when you start doing that, when you stop...
See more »

Connections

Followed by Shannon's Deal (1990) See more »

User Reviews

Reason number 324 why networks should be smashed into a million pieces and scattered to the winds
15 September 1999 | by The Continental OpSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this show when I was a kid. I was just starting to get into books written by Nelson Algren and the films of Martin Scorsese. This show really reminded of those great storytellers. And since I was living in Chicago at the time, I could really relate to the gritty urban environment and the hard boiled but sympathetic characters. I was disappointed as hell when they cancelled it after something like 10 episodes. It was the first of a long string of series that I fell in love with only to have them yanked by the bloated, greedy, scum-sucking networks ("EZ Streets" and "Under Suspicion" among many others). If you can find the pilot episode on video(written by the great John Sayles) I encourage you to see it. Then you could see what American TV could be like if it wasn't under the tyranny of the networks.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shannon - Sein schwerster Fall See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed