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Bad Influence (1990)

Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while ... See full summary »

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Naked Woman
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Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces himself as Alex, and the two go out to an under- ground club. Within a matter of days, Alex wheedles his way into Michael's life and turns it upside down, and Michael doesn't realize that Alex is a dangerous sociopath until it's too late. Written by Denise P. Meyer <dpm1@cornell.edu>

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Drama | Thriller

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9 March 1990 (USA)  »

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Cattive compagnie  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,626,043 (USA)
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Trivia

David Koepp wrote the screenplay on spec at a time when he didn't even have an agent. See more »

Goofs

Lowe wore a glove on one hand to smear blood on the wall of Michael's apartment. In the following scene, the glove switched hands. See more »

Quotes

Michael Boll: No, you're gonna die with your mouth shut.
Alex: Then do it.
[pauses]
Alex: You can't... 'cause I never showed you how.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 3 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

ALMOST LIKE HEAVEN
Written and Performed by Scott Cossu
Produced by George Winston
Courtesy of Windham Hill Records
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User Reviews

 
This movie rocked for many reasons
19 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To me this movie was about a lifestyle. The music in this movie was very underground and featured Skinny Puppy tracks ('Who's Laughing Now?')along with a host of other interesting songs. The main dance-floor scene was very well done and gave a glimpse into the underworld of recreation drugs. Rob Lowe and James Spader delivered convincing roles and were a perfect fit for this cult classic. I'm still looking for the song featured on this movie with the lyrics "I wanna take you down"... It was cool. The movie was cool. Guess you have to appreciate the music at one point in your life to appreciate this type of movie...

regards...


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