Buy & Cell

Buy & Cell is a 1988 comedy film directed by Robert Boris. The original music score was composed by Mark Shreeve.

Buy & Cell
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Video release poster
Directed byRobert Boris
Produced byCharles Band
Frank Yablans
Written byKen Krauss
Merrin Holt
Story byLeonard Montana
Louis Peraino
StarringRobert Carradine
Randall "Tex" Cobb
Imogene Coca
Malcolm McDowell
Music byMark Shreeve
CinematographyDaniele Nannuzzi
Distributed byNew World Pictures
Release date
May 15, 1988 (Cannes Film Festival)
June 16, 1988 (West Germany)
January 27, 1989 (USA)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States


Herbie Altman (Robert Carradine) is framed by his business partner and sent to jail where he sets up "Con Inc." an investment company with the help of those around him.

Principal castEdit

Actor Role
Robert Carradine Herbie Altman
Randall "Tex" Cobb Wolf
Imogene Coca Leah
Mickey Knox Arthur
Malcolm McDowell Warden Tennant
Roddy Piper Cowboy
Ben Vereen Shaka
Michael Winslow Sly
Fred Travalena VCR


The movie was released on videocassette in 1989 by New World. The tape itself is notable for having trailers for the films Warlock and The Punisher, both of which were passed on to separate studios after New World fell into bankruptcy. In 1991, Starmaker Video released a tape in the EP Mode. A DVD has been released in Australia, but as of December 22, 2009, no plans for a Region 1 DVD have been announced.

Critical receptionEdit

From All Movie Guide:

Lame, predictable story which wastes a talanted cast.[1]


  1. ^ "Buy-and-Cell - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2012-03-01.

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