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A sci-fi fantasy about a world where it is illegal to enjoy any kind of media except in a place called Megaville... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
J.C. Quinn ... Newman

Billy Zane ... Palinov / Jensen
John Lantz ... Heller
Pamela Hastings ... D.A.L. Girl

Daniel J. Travanti ... Duprell

Stefan Gierasch ... Dr. Vogel

Grace Zabriskie ... Mrs. Palinov

Al Strobel ... Speaker

Vincent Guastaferro ... Hotel Clerk (as Vincent F. Guastaferro)

Kristen Cloke ... Christine

Bryan Clark ... President Hughes
Michelle Roth ... Anchorwoman

Jim O'Doherty ... TV Reporter (as James O'Doherty)
Leslie Morris ... Vargas

Raymond O'Connor ... Taylor

Danny Epper ... Taylor's Bodyguard

Brenda Varda ... Dancing Couple
Cliff Thorn ... Dancing Couple (as Clif Thorn)

King Cotton ... TV Evangelist
Hamilton Camp ... Dr. Skutnik
Sven H. Eklund ... Lieutenant

Douglas Urbanski ... Show Host
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Whitney Scott Bain ... Media Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Jonathon Robinson ... The Real Palinov (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Lehner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Samuel Benedict 
Gordon Chavis 
Peter Lehner 

Produced by
Cynthia E. Hill .... associate producer (as Cynthia Hill)
Peter Lehner .... executive producer
Andres Pfäffli .... producer
Christina Schmidlin .... producer
Robert Michael Steloff .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stacy Widelitz 
Cinematography by
Zoltán David 
Film Editing by
Pietro Scalia 
Casting by
Michael Cutler 
Production Design by
Milo  (as Milo Needles)
Art Direction by
Troy Myers 
Costume Design by
Shawna Trpcic  (as Shawna Leavell)
Production Management
Cynthia E. Hill .... production manager (as Cynthia Hill)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marshall Crosby .... assistant director
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... second unit director
Art Department
Ramsey Smith .... carpenter
Sound Department
Steve Brown .... boom operator
Clifford 'Kip' Gynn .... production sound mixer
Anthony Milch .... sound editor
T.A. Moore Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy Pearson .... foley mixer
Danny Epper .... additional stunt coordinator
Danny Epper .... stunt performer
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronnie Dennis .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lori Stoll .... still photographer
Brian 'Wheat' Villegas .... gaffer
Jackie Weaver .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
F. Paul Benz .... first assistant editor
Jeffrey Cooper .... apprentice editor
Other crew
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor


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95 min | Germany:88 min
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Needs Much More Than It Was Given., 29 July 2003
Author: rsoonsa ( from Mountain Mesa, California

A seedy production throughout, not helped by a manifest lack of funding, this unrefined attempt at making a cyberpunk noir film relates events in an unrevealed future when, in a locale referred to as The Hemisphere (and sometimes as The Zone), it is illegal to view television or movies, including those on video tape, thereby naturally causing a thriving market in bootleg recordings. Billy Zane portrays a member of the Media Police, Raymond Palinov, selected by the "CKS" (Internal Security) to infiltrate into a neighbouring city-state called Megaville wherein "media" is legal, in an ostensible attempt to assist in discouraging the continuance of a conduit of media products into the Hemisphere, and who has been recipient of a remote control transmitter installed in his brain, from which he will receive instructions from the CKS head, played by Daniel J. Travanti. There is a good deal of raw material here for application of satire, but the work is poorly written, directed and executed, with bafflement rampant as to what is transpiring during a majority of scenes, while poor Zane, charismatic under strong direction, is permitted in this instance his full range of fey mannerisms, and with contemporary street scenes of the Los Angeles Civic Center dolefully failing to impress as a future anything, at all.

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