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The Kiss (1988)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  14 October 1988 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Felice
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Amy
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Brenda
Nicholas Kilbertus ...
Jack
Sabrina Boudot ...
Heather
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Terry
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Gordon Tobin
Céline Lomez ...
Aunt Irene
Dorian Joe Clark ...
T.C
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Abe
Priscilla Mouzakiotis ...
Young Felice
Talya Rubin ...
Young Hilary
Philip Pretten ...
Father
Johanne Harelle ...
Old African Woman
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Train Station Doctor
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When Felice and Hillary were children, they were separated to live with other people. Felice went off with a relative who possessed an unusual bloodline which was passed on to Felice via a kiss. Now all grown up, Felice is a jet setting model, while Hillary is happily married to husband Jack with a daughter, Amy. One day, Felice calls Hillary and tells her she needs to pass her bloodline onto another relative. When Hillary is killed after the call, Felice slowly makes her way into the family so she can attempt at pass the bloodline onto Amy. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,869,148 (USA)
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Quotes

Amy: [frightened] What do you want?
Felice: [distorted] A kiss!
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Under My Skin
Music by J. Peter Robinson and Tom Canning
Lyrics by Pen Densham and Richard Barton Lewis (as Richard B. Lewis)
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* * * out of 4.

Amy's (Meredith Salenger) mother has just died in a freak automobile accident. To make matters worse, an almost unknown Aunt named Felica (Joanna Pacula) shows up and takes a fancy to Amy's dad. That's when all of Amy's friends start to meet gruesome ends and Amy starts to find voodoo spells and other assorted items in Felica's stuff. It seems Amy is the next in line to get a fatal kiss from Felica.

Fast paced, often exciting & scary film features a fun premise, solid direction, terrific effects, plenty of sexual energy & atmosphere. Meredith Salenger is appealing and Joanna Pacula is flawless in a tailor made role that plays up to her exotic beauty and mysterious appearance. However, poor supporting performances by Mimi Kuzyk & Nicholas Kilbertus nearly ruin it.

Rated R; Graphic Violence, Nudity, Sexual Situations, and Profanity.


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