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Director:
Writer (WGA):
David Chaskin (written by)
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Release Date:
13 October 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Lose Yourself in a Good Book See more »
Plot:
Virginia works at a used book store. She's really into horror novels and discovers a really good book... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A nice little B-movie See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jenny Wright ... Virginia

Clayton Rohner ... Richard
Randall William Cook ... Dr. Alan Kessler / Malcolm Brand
Stephanie Hodge ... Mona
Michelle Jordan ... Colette

Vance Valencia ... Sgt. Navarro
Mary Baldwin ... Librarian
Raf Nazario ... Lyle, Hotel Clerk (as Rafael Nazario)
Bob Frank ... Hotel Manager

Bruce Wagner ... Pianist
Kevin Best ... Black Actor

Steven Memel ... Lenny
Vincent Lucchesi ... Lt. Garber

Murray Rubin ... Sidney Zeit
Tom Badal ... Composite Artist
Roger La Page ... Acting Teacher
Nelson Welch ... Elderly Customer
James Quincey Hendrick ... Bus Driver
Jeff Yesko ... Patrolman

Mary Pat Gleason ... Policewoman
David P. Lewis ... Officer

Christopher Kriesa ... Sarge
Marty Levy ... Detective Fisk

Stan Roth ... Forensic Expert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Gundy ... Balding Guy on TV
John Paul Young ... Max The Promotor (uncredited)

Directed by
Tibor Takács  (as Tibor Takacs)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Chaskin (written by)

Produced by
Rafael Eisenman .... producer
Paul Mason .... executive producer
Patti Meade .... associate producer
Helen Szabo .... executive producer (as Helen Sarlui-Tucker)
 
Original Music by
Michael Hoenig 
 
Cinematography by
Bryan England (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marcus Manton 
 
Casting by
Robert Litvak 
Ed Mitchell 
 
Production Design by
Matthew C. Jacobs  (as Matthew Jacobs)
Ron Wilson 
 
Art Direction by
Tori Nourafchan 
 
Set Decoration by
David A. Koneff  (as David Koneff)
 
Makeup Department
Bill Myer .... key makeup artist
Sandra Van Duyne .... assistant hair stylist
Randall William Cook .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Bob Manning .... unit production manager
Fima Noveck .... post-production supervisor
Patti Meade .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Cohen .... second assistant director
Roger La Page .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Bertolino .... property master
John Bick .... lead man
Michael D'Imperio .... assistant property master (as Michael Dimperio)
Roger Knight .... assistant property master
Ken Krugman .... swing man
Kathleen M. McKernin .... art department assistant (as Kathleen McKernin)
Sean Miley .... carpenter
William Robertson .... assistant property master (as Bill Robertson)
Alfred B. Taylor .... carpenter
Frank Taylor .... construction coordinator
Nick Thielker .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
William H. Angarola .... sound editor (as Bill Angarola)
Keith Bilderbeck .... sound editor
Doug Davey .... sound re-recording mixer
Wilson Dyer .... sound editor
Ron Fish .... special sound effects
Chris Haire .... sound re-recording mixer
Barbara Issak .... sound editor (as Barbra Issak)
Robert Janiger .... sound mixer
Jon Johnson .... sound editor
Mace Matiosian .... sound editor
Richard L. Morrison .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Morrison)
Miguel Rivera .... sound editor
George W. Scott .... boom operator (as George Scott)
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor (as William Wistrom)
Alfred T. Ferrante .... adr/foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Frank Ceglia .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Jim Aupperle .... visual effects high speed photography
Randall William Cook .... artistic supervisor: special visual effects
Randall William Cook .... special visual effects creator
Randall William Cook .... stop motion animator
 
Stunts
Randall B. Bishop .... stunt coordinator (as Randy Bishop)
Wally Crowder .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenny Bonet .... electrician
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald .... grip (as Kevin Fitzgerald)
Rory Flynn .... still photographer
Geoffrey George .... electrician
Mike Graham .... best boy
Matt Gulbin .... electrician (as Matthew Gulbin)
Mitch Gulbin .... electrician (as Mitchell Gulbin)
Kevin Hardy .... grip
John Harmon .... best boy grip
Gregory Irwin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Greg Irwin)
Duane Journey .... key grip
Andrzej Kamrowski .... grip (as Andrze Kamrowski)
Kevin Larson .... electrician
Jerod Lazan .... second assistant camera
Caris Palm .... first assistant camera
Stephen Rocha .... gaffer
Ken Williams .... crane operator
 
Casting Department
Richard Holiday .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emily Kitos .... wardrobe assistant
Sylvia Vega-Vasquez .... wardrobe (as Sylvia Vega Vasquez)
 
Editorial Department
Dennis Brookins .... negative cutter
Deena Goldstein .... post-production coordinator
Bob Hagans .... color timer
Ariel Nachmann .... first assistant editor
Corinne Villa .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bob Hunka .... music supervisor
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
John Massari .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robert Arterburn .... driver
Fal Loa .... driver captain
James 'Obee' Oberman .... transportation coordinator (as Jim 'Obee' Oberman)
 
Other crew
Christine Bonnem .... location manager
Jim Dunlap .... assistant production auditor
Paulette C. Fine .... production auditor
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
John Gundy .... assistant to director
Steve Holetz .... assistant location manager
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan .... production controller (as Avram Butch Kaplan)
Robert Katz .... production assistant
David E. Katzman .... production coordinator
Jon Kopaloff .... production assistant
Judy Saunders .... script supervisor
Bradford Scherick .... production assistant
Victoria A. Veiga .... assistant production coordinator
 
Thanks
Jim Danforth .... thanks
The People of Los Angeles .... special thanks
Craig Reardon .... thanks
Bill Taylor .... thanks
 

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Runtime:
89 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
A theater in the background in one scene is supposedly showing Metal Messiah (1978), director 'Tibor Takacs'' feature film debut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Brand reaches through a bookcase to grab at Virginia with his left hand, but when the camera cuts to the other side of the bookcase, Brand has his left hand propped against the shelf and is reaching with his right hand.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Metal Messiah (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Four SeasonsSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A nice little B-movie, 9 July 2000
Author: peter-109 (petr@glas.apc.org) from Moscow, Russia

Although everything about this movie (especially the title) suggests that it must be trash, surprisingly enough it isn't. The plot involves a girl who likes reading scary books and one day finds that the events of the book she is reading, called "I, Madman", start to repeat themselves in reality. It has the logic of a dream - that is, no logic at all, - but don't see this one for the sake of the plot. What lifts it out of the B-movie pit is the imaginative way the seedy world of trashy novels from the 50s is recreated on screen; the smartly executed shifts between fantasy and reality, past and present; Jenny Wright's appealing and intelligent heroine; and finally, the director's genuine feeling for the atmosphere of time and place. It is a little like a cross between Cornell Woolrich and a mad doctor horror movie. Do not try to figure out why things are happening, just enjoy the way this film is so different from anything else. A totally unexpected pleasure.

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