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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Fortescue ...
Jake Spear
Stevie Lee ...
Treva
Steve Dixon ...
Dr. Anthony King
Paul Silverman ...
The Reverend (as N. Paul Silverman)
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Joshua
DeLaney Provencher ...
Jane
Matt Shear ...
Seth
Robin Fleck ...
Dena
Adam Dorr ...
Little Tommy
Marina Seeman ...
Aunt Syphillus
Marti DeLoach ...
Grandma Jones
Gregory J. Lanesey ...
Mike (as Greg Lanesey)
Patrick Butler ...
Tim
Julia Escher ...
Mary
Jason E. Hays ...
Dick
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The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches, and then if another person touches the object, they are dissolved into it. No one knows that Jake is the carrier except him. This brings about the "red objects" that specify every object that he has touched, as discovered by the community with cats. They use cats to test inanimate objects for the disease. And they cover themselves in garbage bags to protect themselves. Written by The Masked Avenger

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One touch and you're gone!

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The Reverend: Cats or death?
Joshua: Cats aren't what you need!
The Reverend: Then let it be death!
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I highly recommend this movie.
7 February 1999 | by (NORTH TAZEWELL, VA) – See all my reviews

Although campy at times, this movie is full of symbolism. Also proves to be an excellent commentary on society. Made in 1988, I am positive that this movie was influenced by AIDS and the stigmas it carried at the time. Also, enjoyed the conflicts of science versus religion.


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