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The thirty year-old hard-worker Bobby Grady is married with two children with the frigid Amy Grady and their marriage is in crisis. Bobby is invited to work in the night shift for the owner... See full summary »

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Joanna Crane / China Blue
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Donny Hopper
Gordon Hunt ...
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Amy Grady
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Deanna Oliver ...
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Patricia Stevens ...
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Bobby Grady
John G. Scanlon ...
Carl
Janice Renney ...
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Jerry
Pat McNamara ...
Frank
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The thirty year-old hard-worker Bobby Grady is married with two children with the frigid Amy Grady and their marriage is in crisis. Bobby is invited to work in the night shift for the owner of a fashion designer studio that believes that his talented designer Joanna Crane, who is very introspective, is selling his designs to competitors. Bobby accepts the job to make money and please Amy with a bathtub and follows Joanna after hours. He discovers that she has a double life, working as a fifty-dollar hooker called China Blue in the red light district and practicing kinky sex with her clients to satisfy their fantasies. Bobby becomes obsessed by China Blue and when the true thief is found, he has sex with her and they have a crush on each other. Meanwhile the insane preacher Rev. Peter Shayne (Anthony Perkins) decides to save Joanna's soul and stalks her everywhere. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A lady of the night...A man of the cloth...and...A passion worth killing for! See more »


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Trivia

According to Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins would sniff a form of nitrate before each take. See more »

Quotes

China: Uh, do you want some coffee?
Bobby Grady: No... I could, uh, use a shot of morphine, if you got it. Enough to kill the last twelve years.
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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GET HAPPY
Written by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen
Performed by Anthony Perkins
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They don't make 'em like this anymore.
17 August 1999 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

This kinky and trashy Ken Russell exercise is actually a forerunner to "Blue Velvet". They are similar in more ways than you might expect. They are both about nice middle class guys who enter worlds filled with sex, drugs, hookers, crazy people, and neon lights. "Blue Velvet" is a much better film, but this movie is a lot funnier. Anthony Perkins plays a drugged out street preacher whose personal mission is to save prostitutes, especially China Blue, played with gusto by Kathleen Turner. It's extremely rare that two respected actors like these would want to do a rather sleazy film like this (although Turner tried to get out of it after "Romancing the Stone" was released). The story has to do with a surveillance expert (John Laughlin) who is hired to spy on Turner but instead becomes involved with her. He is also having problems with his marriage. This movie is anything but boring.


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