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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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Amy Marks
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Scott Marshall
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Margot Caldwell
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Jason Marks
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Kelly Howell
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Mildred Tyson
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Paul Elliott
T.J. Castronovo ...
Harry Cory (as Tom Castronova)
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Dan Jackson
John F. Goff ...
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Gary Walker
Christopher Hayes ...
Ralph
Cathleen Chin ...
Receptionist Tie Lyn
Moya Goodwin ...
Amy's Mother
Joseph Colgan ...
Amy's Father
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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)  »

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Der Tod kommt auf sechs Beinen  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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ACTION!
Words & Music by David Morgan
Performed by Tandy-Morgan
Produced by Jeff Lynne
Published by Peer-Southern Organization
All Royalties donated in aid of the
West Midlands Children's Hospice
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A real heart-thumper, even 13 years after its release!
28 March 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A real heart-thumper, even 13 years after its release!

I saw this when it first came out, and again on video-- same effect. This one keeps you on the edge of your seat! Even though it was released in 1987 it's still an excellent thriller for thriller-fans.


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