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Robert and Edward are brothers involved in a web of adultry and deceit. They share Edward's wife and his mistress and a mission to deliver a package of jewels across the Canadian border, but the mission turns out to be deadly. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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John Savage ... Robert Strong
Will MacMillan ... Edward Strong (as W.G. McMillan)
Anne Saxon ... Joanna Strong
Meridith Baer ... Deborah Holt
Frank Scioscia ... Benjo
Jon Oppenheim ... Fat Man
Tom Mahoney ... Thin Man
Jan DeCarlo ... Mrs. Strong
Jack Cooper ... Mr. Strong
Larry Sontag ... Hood (as Larry Powers)
Gillian Gordon ... Lena
Michael Ruben ... John Strong
Ray Valente ... Messenger
Robert Baines ... Literary Agent
Bruce G. Sparks ... Producer #1
Carter Stevens ... Producer #2 (as Malcolm S. Worob)
Noel Casabona ... Hood
Lucien Bohbot ... Girl in Cafe

Directed by
Joseph Ruben 
 
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Joseph Ruben 

Produced by
Jonathan Noah Krivine .... producer (as Jonathan Krivine)
Joseph Ruben .... producer
Carter Stevens .... line producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Savage 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce G. Sparks 
 
Film Editing by
George Bowers 
 
Casting by
Kit Carter 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Bane 
 
Makeup Department
Gillian Gordon .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jonathan Noah Krivine .... unit manager (as Noah Krivine)
Robert J. Rosenthal .... production manager (as Robert Rosenthal)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert J. Rosenthal .... assistant director (as Robert Rosenthal)
 
Art Department
Marjorie Walzer .... statue artist
 
Sound Department
Felipe Borrero .... sound
Hank Gotzenberg .... sound editor
Hugh Little .... sound mixer
James McCalmont .... sound assistant (as Jim McCalmont)
Bruce G. Sparks .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Chris Harrison .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franklin Feinberg .... gaffer
Jon Krauss .... assistant camera
Jonathan Sarno .... grip
Chuck Slade .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Adelman .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Lee .... assistant editor
Peter Miller .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jesse Frederick .... music arranger
Hank Gotzenberg .... music editor
John Savage .... vocals
 
Other crew
Andrew Fisher .... script consultant
Gillian Gordon .... script supervisor
Eiko Levitch .... production assistant
 
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Joanna Strong:Where is everybody?
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Good Brother in Bad Situation, 30 August 2000

Robert (Savage) comes home from a long trip to find things quite different between his brother Edward (McMillan) and sister-in-law Joanna (Saxon). Edward admits to Robert that he's taken a mistress named Deborah (Baer), but he hasn't totally abandoned his wife either and proves this by bringing Deborah to the house when Joanna is home. At first, both ladies are cordial to one another and actually appear friendly. Later, the two start a cat fight and push each other into the pool - all while Edward and Robert are watching from the window. Eventually, both Joanna and Deborah fall for Robert's boyish charm and humor and he develops relationships with both of them - behind Edward's back. In time, Edward tells Robert he is in a jam and asks if he would go and pick up a package for him in Canada since he can't do it himself. Robert obliges, but unwillingly. As an extra incentive, Edward sends Deborah along for the ride to make the job more "appealing". After Robert gets the package, he opens it and realizes he's now involved in something he never wanted part of. But, this was all part of Edward's plan in the first place and now he has left his little brother to take the fall for him in the surprising ending.

This movie is entertaining, but not really a zinger. The only performance I enjoyed was John Savage's as he was clearly the star of this picture. Matter of fact, of the four lead actors, he is the only one who went on to achieve major fame in the industry. Now I understand why Savage received accolades for his singing and composing of the songs in this picture -- they are really great. I knew he was a singer from his Broadway days and his role in the movie "Hair", but I had to rewind this video at least twice because the final two songs were sung so well that I couldn't believe it was him. If you are a John Savage fan, try to rent this one - at least to hear his great musical compositions.

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