An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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C.C. Drood
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Helen Drood
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Buddy (as Don Opper)
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Jim Campbell
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Det. Benjamin Smiley
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Det. John Gilbert
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Bobby Nye
Herta Ware ...
Mrs. Raines
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Bean
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Frank
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Mrs. Margaret Bell
Sasha Delgado ...
Girl at Nursery
Joshua Caceras ...
Boy at Nursery
Marty Levy ...
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A cartoonist who had an affair with a girl who is murdered gets himself embroiled in a high-level cover-up of a sex scandal involving his lover. By using his artistic talent to try and reconstruct the scandal, he attracts attention to himself by the people involved, and becomes a target himself. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Hot kiss. Cold sweat. Last chance. Slamdance. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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2 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Slamdance  »

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$406,881 (USA)
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Lisa Niemi (playing Miss Schell) had to do the scene in which Drood crashes in on her dead body twice, once naked for the movie and once wearing underwear for the trailer, so that the trailer could be rated for all audiences. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Raines: Mr. Drood!
Drood: I know, that's a new lock.
Mrs. Raines: This is a new lock here.
Drood: Is it? Listen, Mrs. Raines...
Mrs. Raines: I don't have a key for that.
Drood: I made you a key.
Mrs. Raines: If there should be a fire, or something...
Drood: Look, I made you this key!
Mrs. Raines: Do you have one for me?
Drood: [chuckles] Oh, God...
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For Sentimental Reasons
Performed by Eddy Howard
Lyrics by Deek Watson
Music by Willie Best (as William Best)
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects, a division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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Another classic from the pen of Don Opper
14 June 2000 | by (Staffs, England) – See all my reviews

Maybe I am biased when I say that as I only rented this out because Don Opper wrote it and played a part. But that's only because he's good at what he does. Five years after writing and staring in the classic film Android he made this downbeat conspiracy mystery which has a good handful of funny bits stuck in for good measure. A woman is dead and the police are suspectful of an artist who called into the police after escaping from some strange guys with guns. The plot is slowly revealed as to what is going on. Although this movie doesn't really have enough twists in it than it should have had it is still rock solid entertainment, why Adam Ant is in there as the artist's mate I'll never know. Rent it out and see what you think. 7 out of 10


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