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Release Date:
17 May 1989 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Mia Sara ... Fran

Dennis Boutsikaris ... Michael

Adrian Pasdar ... Paul

Paul Guilfoyle ... Ted

Roxanne Hart ... Diane
Alexander Chirkov ... Andre
Valentina Gitten ... Interpreter
Penny Allen ... Acting Teacher

Gustave Johnson ... Umberto (as Gus Johnson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cyrus Cassells ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Jan Egleson 
Produced by
Lindsay Law .... executive producer
David Stern .... executive producer
Marcus Viscidi .... producer
Original Music by
Pat Metheny 
Cinematography by
Paul Goldsmith 
Film Editing by
William A. Anderson 
Casting by
Patty Collinge 
Carolyn Pickman 
Production Design by
Suzanne Cavedon 
Set Decoration by
Tracey A. Doyle 
Costume Design by
Stephen Romano 
Makeup Department
Rick Dicecca .... hair stylist
Rick Dicecca .... makeup artist
Production Management
Dan Collins .... unit manager
Daniel Lupi .... production manager
Denise Pinckley .... production manager
Art Department
Claudia Egan .... set dresser
David Gulick .... property master
Erika Petersson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Richard Bock .... sound re-recording mixer
Ed Novick .... sound mixer
Christopher O'Donnell .... boom operator (as Chris O'Donnell)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Burkhart .... assistant camera
Tony Campenni .... dolly grip
Steve Cemate .... generator operator
Laura S. Dimeo .... best boy grip
Dan Gillham .... gaffer
Patrick Halm .... electrician
W.D. Hogan .... grip
M.K. Rynne .... still photographer
Wayne Simpson .... key grip
Donna Vega .... best boy
William M. Weberg .... grip
Editorial Department
James Rutenbeck .... associate editor
Location Management
Michael Williams .... location scout
Music Department
Michael Small .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Olivia Bruce .... production coordinator
Hugh MacKay .... production assistant
C. Rynne .... script supervisor

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USA:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Fans of Mia Sara, this is the place!, 24 June 2006
Author: bugbelini from United States

For Mia Sara admirers, this movie is the best exhibition of her beauty and talents of anything she's done. Her lead role gives her plenty of screen time and acting range, and you'll actually feel as if you've gotten to know her a little. In the DVD featurette, director Egleson explains this interesting little made-for-TV pic about a love triangle set in Manhattan in the late 80's: 1.)It was made for PBS's "American Playhouse" series 2.) It was based on a play by Keith Reddin 3.)It draws heavily from Jean Luc Godard's "Contempt" (1963). Ms. Sara plays a beautiful young fashion model/actress who gradually gains her own sense of identity in the tumult of TWO more or less abusive relationships. Adrian Pasdar and Dennis Boutsikaris are fine as the two boyfriends, more insecure than they are bad. Among the many surprising things about this movie are a haunting orchestral music score by (apparently) Pat Metheny, and the appearance of the artist Jean Michel Basquiat as a homeless graffiti artist. Some may find the privileged characters superficial, but overall I highly recommend this earnest film - it deals with fidelity, impermanence, the making of film, the meaning of art, political commitment, and much else that you wouldn't expect to find from the Netflix blurb! And Ms. Sara's stirring beauty and fine acting leave you a bit wistful, wishing she had done more like this....

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