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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Carlson
Daniel Jelline
Dov Gottesfeld ...
Marion Varella ...
Bridget Gormann
Murray Moston ...
Hotel Manager
Stephanie Farrow ...
Carmen ...
Lois Straub
Daisy Carrington ...
Daisy Carlson
Carl Lee ...


Wisconsin farm girl Elizabeth Carlson leaves family and her English teacher lover behind and escapes to New York. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During a vernissage she's approached by a mysterious man whose motives are unclear... Written by Michel Hafner <mhafner@imdb.com>

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22 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Stephen M. Silverman: Uncredited, as himself. See more »


Elizabeth's purse changes positions when she's asking informations on the mosque. When she's outside the purse is on her left side, but when she's inside the purse goes to the right and later returns to the left again when she's about to leave the place. See more »


Elizabeth Carlson: What do you want from me?
Daniel Jelline: Everything. What do you want from me?
Elizabeth Carlson: What do I want from you? I didn't break into your apartment, I didn't follow you all over New York.
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The Shoop Shoop Song
Written by Rudy Clark
Performed by Betty Everett
Courtesy of Vee-Jay International Records
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One swallow does not make a summer
21 November 2004 | by (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

The old saying "One swallow does not make a summer" is particularly apt when discussing this film. There is a soaring performance by Natassja Kinski but other cast members, including Rudolph Nureyev, never get off the ground and remain wallowing in mud. Worst of all the director James Toback is so deep in the mire that he could not even produce a story which the average moviegoer could easily follow. Natassja plays the part of a fashion model who appears to have received so much publicity that she has attracted the attention of undesirable characters, which is perhaps a good basis for a drama. But from this point things go rapidly downhill as it becomes increasingly difficult to get any idea of what is supposed to be going on.

For a users rating, one outstanding performance certainly deserves one point; but it is hard to think of any justification for giving this film an additional one, so I will rate it at 1 out of 10 - sorry Natassja, you deserved better.

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