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Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid (1981)

An influential businessmen is stressed out by work. This leads to him being unable to perform in bed. He gets paranoid that his wife will start cheating on him. This idea, however, slowly becomes more and more appealing to him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lili Marlene
Winston Rekert ...
Antonio Montoya
Michael Kane ...
Peter Hutt ...
Victor Désy ...
Michelle Martin ...
Mandy Hallson ...
Dancer at Private Club
Lesley Rae Robinson ...
Second Dancer
Hotel Clerk


An influential businessmen is stressed out by work. This leads to him being unable to perform in bed. He gets paranoid that his wife will start cheating on him. This idea, however, slowly becomes more and more appealing to him.

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Release Date:

18 December 1981 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

A Slow Descent Into Hell  »


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CAD 5,200,000 (estimated)
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Jennifer Dale was the girlfriend of Producer Robert Lantos, which lead to a difficult working relationship with Sir Richard Harris. See more »


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a lot of talking but still one to watch for the weird storyline
19 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I have the VIZ Movies VHS copy, strangely it has a misprint. In the US it's known for "Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid", here in Europe it's called "A Slow Descent Into Hell" but on the VHS and cover it's written Decent. So for that reason alone it's a collectable. But is it a collector for other reasons. Well, it's a strange flick to watch. It has some for that time being big names in it, George Peppard and Richard Harris, both no longer with us and Jennifer Dale still in the business as an actress and producer. It was up to now never released on DVD. But it's easily to obtain. It's all about a man on top of a national which empire is decaying and has to sell it. But not only that, he has some sexual problems too due his age. He can't take it and is as the title says descending into hell. It's a really slow movie but somehow I kept watching it because you want to know what will happen. Richard is the main lead and did an excellent job as did Jennifer. George doesn't appear that much and is so typical himself, it could have been Hannibal from the A-team. There is some nudity in it from Jennifer and full frontal from some stripper at a bar. Not that it was sexy because in the eighties full bush was the way to go. And admit it, seeing the stripper in a sexy costume and seeing pubic hair coming out is really a turn-off. There isn't any action in it, it's all blah blah and as I said some weird scene's in it like the one with the thief in a dressing room. And the last minutes are strange too, the story about a sex slave...The movie ended suddenly and things are still left open to discuss what is happening next. It's exactly 30 years old and it is what it is, it's a bit slow and lame for times being but if you're into those actors then I recommend it.

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