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17 May 1989 (USA) See more »
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A small budget gem that should be seen. See more (2 total) »


  (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
Music Department
Michael Small .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Olivia Bruce .... production coordinator
Hugh MacKay .... production assistant
C. Rynne .... script supervisor
Michael Williams .... location scout

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Additional Details

USA:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A small budget gem that should be seen., 22 June 2004
Author: Tom DeFelice from Leominster Mass USA

This picture was recommended to me by Netflix. It was listed as a made-for-tv movie in full screen. Knowing nothing about the DVD, I rented it. I was pleasantly surprised. It was made for PBS when they had guts (a pair of nipples are shown and the "F-word" is spoken) and it is in anamorphic widescreen.

The basic theme has to do with fidelity. But this film is more about style than substance. It's framework is about art - performing, performance, visual, literary and cinematic. In fact the amount of referencing sometimes gets in the way of the film. This is especially true in the cinematic references. Is that Bergan...Welles...Peter Greenway. The number of films referenced (both visually and orally) is staggering. Sometimes, it is overkill. Animation, music video, grainy black & white, deep focus, split focus; it goes on and on. Sometimes, the director tries to be too clever.

You could get carried away in its themes if you take it to seriously. Metamorphous, change, fidelity, superficiality... But that is over kill. And some times this film gets close to over kill. Artistically there are moments when everything is thrown in including the proverbial kitchen sink.

Still, you will enjoy it. It is an extraordinary little film that does most things right. I highly recommend it.

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