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Storyville (1992)

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While investigating his own blackmailing, a young politician uncovers his family's deep secrets.

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Cray Fowler
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Natalie Tate (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
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Clifford Fowler
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Lee Tran
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Nathan LeFleur
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Constance Fowler
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Michael Trevallian
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Pudge Herman
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Abe Choate
Chino 'Fats' Williams ...
Theotis Washington
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Charlie Sumpter
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Peter Dandridge
Galyn Görg ...
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Justine Shapiro ...
Melanie Fowler (as Justine Arlin)
George Cheung ...
Xang Tran
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A young candidate for the senate is filmed with a hooker as blackmail. As he investigates, he discovers some family secrets involving his father and their political careers. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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One woman's passion can hurt you. One man's power can kill you. See more »


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Rated R for language, sensuality and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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30 September 1992 (France)  »

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$422,503 (USA)
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Mark Frost first started writing the screenplay in 1987. See more »

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When Clifford comes into the study to find Cray after he has won the election, he dismisses Nathan LaFleur - played by Michael Warren - by saying 'That will be all, Mike. You can leave us now.' See more »

Quotes

Cray: [after carrying Lee onto the couch and picking up the phone] I need an ambulance.
Lee Tran: NO!
[Cray hangs up]
Lee Tran: My father made a tape of us.
Cray: The fuck you talking about? Your father made a tape of us?
Lee Tran: [Reaches for Cray] I'm sorry...
Cray: [Pulls away] What, what do you want from me?
Lee Tran: I have to leave the city.
Cray: You want some cash?
[Throws cash at her]
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Referenced in Secrets from Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks (2007) See more »

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Performed by Zette
Courtesy of Music Plus GmbH and Co. KG
Written by Bernard Zette and Gary Parky
Published by Rockoko Music GmbH
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Great atmosphere and inspired actors live well in the Big Easy!
24 April 1999 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

It is fascinating to establish that one is totally lost at the outset of this movie as to what year we are in. Is it 1960 or 1990? One theme in this film is that the past is very much alive and not forgotten in New Orleans. Traditions and ghosts from the past live and haunt us. James Spader provides solid work. In fact this is so far his best performance showing his vulnerable side. The film manages to convey the enigma and secrets of Crescent City. It gives inside information about the sometimes sordid business of politics in Louisiana. Jason Robard is great here. For those who wants to get to know the special way of life in the deep south, this film is a must! Every time I get "home sick" I tend to cling to this film. I have seen it 11 times already. It is sadly underrated. This is not "Star Wars" but for those with a genuine interest in New Orleans, jazz and "mood films" this is a must! This is at least true for the undersigned who is a movie buff with a law degree from Tulane Law School.

Enjoy also the soundtrack with Louis Armstrong and New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra!


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