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Terminator 2 certainly made Robert Patrick a household name, but it didn't
elevate him to super stardom. Lots of good or well known actors still spend
much of their careers taking roles in B-Grade thrillers in order to keep
food on the table, even after catching a break.
This so-so thriller is pretty standard fare, a bit of sex and sleaze, some standard twists and turns, and a predictably satisfying ending.
Movies like this are good for passing the time, but not usually worth a second viewing. Catch if you happen to see it on TV late one night.
I rented this because Robert Patrick stars in it. Otherwise I would never
rent this kind of movie, but I was surprised about it. The movie had an OK
story and decent actors. Robert Patrick made one of hid best perfomances so
far as I've seen.
Of course this is not a great movie but for a 90 minutes entertainment it's great.
I gave it a 6
Film noir is one of my favorites and this thriller did not let me down.
Robert Patrick from T3 was great as a guy who falls for the wrong woman
in the wrong place.
I saw this in the video store and thought I would give it a shot, it has a very good luck, style, interesting shots, great soundtrack.
I wish Michelle Johnson should some lore skin. But I have to say it was very entertaining and worth a view.
The story line leads you around and you have no idea where your going to end up. Very entertaining film.
Check it out.
This is another early 90's direct-to-video "neo-noir", made as that
genre was becoming increasingly sex-saturated and plot-less, moving
towards what would be known as the "erotic thriller" (films that were
sometimes "erotic", but almost never "thrilling"). This movie has a lot
more plot than your typical "erotic thriller"--in fact, if anything,
the plot is ridiculously convoluted. A paparazzi (Robert Patrick) is
charged with stalking a female singer (Michelle Johnson) he's
personally infatuated with. Barred from approaching her by a
restraining order, he jumps at the chance to do a kinky photo session
with lookalike of the singer (Johnson again). But when the real singer
winds up dead and posed in the position of some of the kinky photos he
took, he finds himself framed for murder. The plot twists don't stop
there though, and each one gets exponentially more ridiculous than the
Robert Patrick made this movie right after he'd had a major supporting role in "The Terminator 2". He played an emotionless robot in that, and he doesn't entirely shake that off here, so he is somewhat hard to sympathize with (even if he wasn't playing a bottom-feeding celebrity photographer). Michelle Johnson is actually relatively good in a dual role, but she insists on keeping her clothes on during her many sex scenes and has only some very brief nudity (which just doesn't work well in a film like this). Her barely-legal, barely-dressed debut film "Blame It on Rio" really showed where her strengths were, and she perhaps should have stuck to that sort of thing. Ray Wise from "Twin Peaks" also puts in an appearance as a slimy lawyer. He's pretty good and really could have used more screen time.
This isn't necessarily a BAD film--for a direct-to-video early 90's "neo noir"/"erotic thriller", it might even be considered above average, but that just ain't saying much I'm afraid.
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