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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
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Justine Shapiro ...
Melanie Fowler (as Justine Arlin)
George Cheung ...
Xang Tran
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Storyline

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)  »

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 »

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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: I remember you tried to explain to me once why life was different here. You said, "The difference is, down here the past isn't dead. It isn't even past."
Clifford Fowler: Did I? Damn. Can sure turn a phrase, can't he?
Cray: I thought about that for a long time.
Clifford Fowler: I'll drink to that.
Cray: I wanna speak openly and directly to you and I trust you'll do the same.
Clifford Fowler: Son, I hope we can always.
Cray: I want the tape. That tape was made for you, and I want you to give it to me.
Clifford Fowler: [pause] You don't understand...
Cray: DON'T BULLSHIT ME! You hired a ...
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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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Southern discomfort
4 November 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Storyville", from the outside looking in, is a poorly directed novel adaptation with Spader as a southern lawyer from a wealthy family - the only person in the film with no southern accent - who is running for Congress in the midst of a potentially damning scandal and murder mystery which he must overcome to win the House seat and purge the skeletons from his family's closet. Supposed to have been one of those steamy/sweaty New Orleans noir dramas where everyone knows evereyone else's business and they all have secrets, this film is a jambalaya of murder, sex, deceit, corruption, a couple of babes, courtroom drama, assorted strange/weird characters, token T&A, and even the kitchen sink in a sloppily concocted B-flick with little potential beyond a late night t.v. soporific. Watch this with a nightcap and you won't remember it in the morning. (C)


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