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Special Effects (1984)

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Andrea / Elaine (as Zoe Tamerlis)
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Neville
Brad Rijn ...
Keefe
Kevin O'Connor ...
Det. Lt. Delroy
Bill Oland ...
Det. Vickers
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Gruskin (as Richard Greene)
Steven Pudenz ...
Wiesanthal
Heidi Bassett ...
Neville's Asst. Director
John Woehrle ...
Studio Executive (as John Woerhle)
Kitty Summerall ...
Andrea's Roommate
Kris Evans ...
Cosmetician
Mike Alpert ...
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Storyline

Reality and illusion collide in this thriller about a megalomaniacal movie director who murders a young would-be actress, then sets about making a feature about the deed, casting the dead woman's clueless husband as the patsy, and finding a dead ringer to play the part of the dead actress. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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director | actress | murder | jacuzzi | hot tub | See more »

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Andrea was dying to get in the movies ... See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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16 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cutting Room  »

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1.85 : 1
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Andreas hair changes from wavy to curly in each scene See more »

Quotes

Neville: Like I always say, I don't know what I like until I see it. And then I *know* I don't like.
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References Tootsie (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Dance
Performed by David Snider and The Defiel Band
Music and Lyrics by Michael Minard
©1984 Minard Music Company-ASCAP
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Hitchcockian film, as done by Cohen...
13 July 1999 | by (Blahland...) – See all my reviews

Nicely twisted and rather unpredictable thriller, with a very interesting character played by Bogosian. Worth a check...


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