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Red Nights (1988)

Video  -  Action | Thriller  -  12 May 1988 (USA)
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Chris Parker ...
Tom Badal ...
Patti Bauer ...
Uncle Solly
James Mayberry ...
Phillip (as William E. Smith)
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Stanley Kowalski
Jeff's Victim (as Patrick Moore)
John P. Menese ...
Religious Fanatic
Percy Phelps ...
Robert Phillips ...
Police Captain
William Smith Jr. ...
Man with Camera
R. Scott Williams ...


The Story of a Idealistic Young man (Played by Chris Parker), who goes to Los Angeles to become an actor, but is disillusioned and jaded when the cold and realistic violent world of Hollywood shatters then explodes all around him. Written by Elaine Everett <>

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Late 80' direct-to-video film noir
17 December 2007 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This direct-to-video effort from the late 80's/early 90's is movie kind of like "Mortal Passions", a low-budget and vaguely sexy movie that is doomed to be lost among a glut of "erotic thrillers" that flooded the low-end video market about that time. Like that movie though it is a slightly different animal, definitely low-budget but longer on plot with interests beyond the purely prurient. It could kind of be seen as a late 80's version of a film noir with a downbeat, fatalistic atmosphere, but set in La-la Land during the 80's yuppie cocaine craze.

A young man (Christopher Parker) has come to LA from the Midwest to see a friend and try to get into acting. His acting dreams, of course, don't pan out though, and he finds his friend strung-out on cocaine and in debt to an obnoxious cocaine dealer named "Bruce". He briefly falls in love with an equally struggling, semi-porno actress, but their relationship quickly goes south because, among other things, she has to stop during sex to take phone calls from her agent. His only real friend is a local bartender played by 70's exploitation tough guy, William Smith. Eventually tragedy occurs and he turns into a "Taxi Driver" vigilante type.

Christopher Parker won't remind anybody of Robert DeNiro, nor will the rest of the cast. Smith is good, but he has a pretty small role. The girlfriend "Betty" has a nice body, but it's pretty unclear whether the character herself is a bad actress or the actress playing her is. The sleazy coke dealer is pretty realistic and convincing though. Like most "erotic thrillers" this has plenty of nudity in it, including a gratuitous strip-club scene, but it's real raison d'etre seems to be as a scathing criticism of cold and heartless Hollywood and all the innocent dreams that get broken there. It is fairly realistic I guess (except I seriously doubt someone would accidentally walk into an audition for MALE porno actors, like the protagonist does here). Good luck finding this, but see if you get a chance.

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