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Distortions (1987)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 10 May 1987 (France)
A man goes to speak with a gigolo and is promptly beaten for his trouble. Soon afterward, his wife is told that he burned to death in a car wreck and is shown the body...and that's when she... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Marks
Scott Marshall
Margot Caldwell
Jason Marks
Kelly Howell
Mildred Tyson
Paul Elliott
T.J. Castronovo ...
Harry Cory (as Tom Castronova)
Leon Smith ...
Dan Jackson
John F. Goff ...
Coroner Tompkins
Don Clark ...
Gary Walker
Christopher Hayes ...
Cathleen Chin ...
Receptionist Tie Lyn
Moya Goodwin ...
Amy's Mother
Joseph Colgan ...
Amy's Father


A man goes to speak with a gigolo and is promptly beaten for his trouble. Soon afterward, his wife is told that he burned to death in a car wreck and is shown the body...and that's when she starts seeing strange men at the corner of her vision, while her friend does all she can to convince her she's going insane! Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes the truth hurts. Sometimes it kills.




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10 May 1987 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Der Tod kommt auf sechs Beinen  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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(Taken from the album Earth Rise)
Words & Music by David Morgan
Performed by Tandy-Morgan
Produced by Richard Tandy, David Morgan & Steve Lipson
Published by Peer-Southern Organization
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Poor sound quality, cheap thrills, worthy ending. (spoilers)
6 January 2005 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

'Distortions' is kind of a murder mystery. When Amy learns that her husband died in an explosion when his car when off a cliff, she suddenly finds herself being watched by a strange man (who makes no effort to hide himself). Worried about her niece, Aunt Margot suggests that Amy come live with her for awhile. But the strange man doesn't leave her alone. Problem is that Amy can't seem to convince her Aunt that the man exists since, whenever she tries to show her the man wandering in the house, he always conveniently disappears.

For me, this was a half good, half bad movie. The meat of the movie is the seven or eight times when Amy thinks she sees that strange man lurking in the shadows and every time, can't manage to catch him in time. And it goes on and on like this, but she fails to make much of an impression on too many people. However, it was worth watching all the way through to see the quadruple whammy twist at the end which. In part, because of so many excuses to resolve all of the characters' conflicts rather quickly (and sometimes, slyly), some of it turned out to be quite funny (while the rest of it made good sense). But, if you pay enough attention, you could probably figure it all out on your own before you get to that point.

Piper Laurie gives a great performance as the incredibly creepy Aunt Margot, a woman with a deep, dark secret, one that is bad news for Amy (Olivia Hussey). Fans of cheap mysteries, especially the old b-movies they used to run on late night cable should enjoy this little thriller. All-in-all, had it not been for the run around routine for most of the movie, I would've given it a better recommendation.

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