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Public Access (1993)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  January 1993 (USA)
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Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Marquette ...
Whiley Pritcher
Bert Williams ...
Bob Hodges
Leigh Hunt ...
Intersect Host
John Renshaw ...
Jock Talk Host
Jessie ...
Jock
Jennifer McManus ...
Receptionist
...
Kevin Havey
Dina Brooks ...
Rachel
Craig Stovall ...
Cameraman #1
Bruce Germaine ...
Cameraman #2
Margaret Kerry ...
Marge
...
Tatting Tales / Our Town Caller
Charles Kavanaugh ...
Mayor Breyer
Randall Slavin ...
Pudd
Liz Dilts ...
Lisa
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Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable TV show with the question "what's wrong with Brewster?", there surely can't be any deep dark secrets in the town that are just waiting to come to the surface - or can there? And when the question becomes "who's wrong with Brewster?" things start getting seriously nasty Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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brewster | tv | cable | small town | telephone | See more »

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Is it wise to talk to strangers?

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, brief sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dimosios katigoros  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Bob Hodges: Do you do drugs?
Whiley Pritcher: Does Tylenol count?
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Referenced in Round Up: Deposing 'The Usual Suspects' (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

IMPRISON THE PRESIDENT
Written by Laquan, Richard Wolf and Bret 'Epic' Mazur
Performed by Laquan
Courtesy of Island Records
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Quite compelling for a first feature
13 March 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was the first effort by the creative team behind "The Usual Suspects".

The video provoked a big argument on the chesterfield afterwards, and that's always a good sign.

The film is sort of "Talk Radio" meets "High Plains Drifter", as reinterpreted by John Sayles. That sounds like a volatile mixture, and it is.

Leonard Maltin's objection to the film is ill-founded, it appears; that was the basis for the heated postprandial debate.


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