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Storyville (1992)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  30 September 1992 (France)
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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
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Theotis Washington
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Charlie Sumpter
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Peter Dandridge
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Melanie Fowler (as Justine Arlin)
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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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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 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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James Spader investigates his father's death
20 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The setting is New Orleans. James Spader is from a political family and he's running for national office. His father died either by accident or suicide some time ago. His uncle (Jason Robards) is his mentor and a political honcho now. Young Spader needs the black vote and Michael Warren can deliver it, but he has deep suspicions of Spader's political family and the deals that have made them rich. This sets Spader on a detective-style quest to find out more about his father's death and certain profitable mineral and gas leases.

Spader's character is rash, impulsive, sure of himself, on the spoiled side, but seeking some sort of integrity. He walks into situations in quite a trusting and/or rash way, because running for office isn't really his burning desire at the time. He's way behind his opponent.

As often happens in neo-noirs set in New Orleans, there is ample corruption, covering up, and family skeletons. There is "trash", but enjoyable trash. Along the way, there is a murder and a murder trial. The story goes to some excesses. The ghost of Tennessee Williams seems to lurk over southern stories like this one.

This movie is engaging, not to be taken too seriously in the greater scheme of things; but it's played seriously and that's how it had to be done to produce its brand of entertainment.


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