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

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Cast

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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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Storyline

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  »

Box Office

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$406,881 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wayne Wang tried to get his name off the picture after creative interference from the producers. See more »

Quotes

Morgue clerk: What is your name?
Drood: Uhm... I'm... a friend.
Morgue clerk: I need your name.
Drood: Nick...
[clears throat]
Drood: ... son. Nixon. Richard Nixon. It's with an X.
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Soundtracks

My Heart At Thy Voice
from the opera "Samson et Dalila" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by Adelaide Sinclair and Nolan Van Way
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Not as bad as Leonard Maltin thinks
25 June 2005 | by (Florence, KY) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie on cable late one night and was pleasantly surprised. I found it to be entertaining and even a bit suspenseful in a 'Memento' sort of way. Adam Ant has some good comic relief and Tom Hulce is very satisfactory in the lead role. If you are looking for a sleeper at the local video store, check this one out. It appears at times to be a low-budget, late 80's type of film, but sometimes that is not a bad thing at all. I gave/give this film a solid 7 out of 10, and I recommend it for viewing. Two or three cocktails is a nice beginning to this steady film. The only real drawback is the heavy, who comes off as so wimpy that Virginia Madsen could take him out, but hey, that is just my opinion.


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