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

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Cast

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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
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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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A candidate's private moment can all too quickly become public record. 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)  »

Also Known As:

El peso de la corrupción  »

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

Goofs

When Natalie Tate pays a visit to Cray at his home, she shows him key that she used to let herself in through the security door, presumably from when she lived with Cray. The key she shows him is clearly a square shaped key but when she places the same key down at the bar, it is definitely a different key. See more »

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Cray: You know, I've been hearing this kind of barbershop trash my whole life.
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When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Written by Clarence Muse, Leon René and Otis René
Performed by Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
Courtesy of GNP Crescendo Records, Inc.
Published by Mills Music Inc/Otis Rene Publications/Leon Rene Publications
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Plot Leaves One to Be Desired
4 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A rampant fan of James Spader or not, this film is awful. The acting is brutally contrived, and I'm sick of seeing Spader in those pointlessly sexual situations, as has been his claim to fame, as it were. The fact that Spader is a decent actor doesn't do justice to the unremitting bouts of horridity.

A beautiful and "mysterious" Japanese maid seduces James Spader by way of leaving him a note on a napkin. "Meet Me At Storyville" sayeth aforementioned note. Storyville is some kind of neo-classical, über-Gothic club replete with with all-too-gothy foot-watching shuffle dance and one random couple making out as the only rapid action I'd venture to guess that club ever saw. He meets the sultry and readily available Charlotte Lewis (Lee); she takes him back to her swanky Japanese-motifed apartment (and makes him take off his shoes) where she then changes into kung-fu garb and pulls the pancake roll from hell. Long story short, he winds up sleeping with her in her bathtub while the camera pans around to a hidden room that is filming their love-making.

I also failed to mention Spader's character is a candidate in the senate, thereby making this recording of their sudsy festivities (I say "sudsy", but there were no suds) blackmail. Spader discovers this the hard way as he also discovers random things about his father, their past, et al.

I personally wouldn't spend two licks on this movie. It's horrid. Save your money, save your time, seriously.

...Though, I wouldn't mind having the soundtrack.

But still.


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