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Public Access (1993)

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 overview, first billed only:
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Whiley Pritcher
Bert Williams ...
Bob Hodges
Leigh Hunt ...
Intersect Host
John Renshaw ...
Jock Talk Host
Jessie ...
Jock
Jennifer McManus ...
Receptionist
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Kevin Havey
Dina Brooks ...
Rachel
Craig Stovall ...
Cameraman #1
Bruce Germaine ...
Cameraman #2
Margaret Kerry ...
Marge
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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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Is it wise to talk to strangers?

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

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Bob Hodges: Do you do drugs?
Whiley Pritcher: Does Tylenol count?
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IMPRISON THE PRESIDENT
Written by Laquan, Richard Wolf and Bret 'Epic' Mazur
Performed by Laquan
Courtesy of Island Records
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Subtle, Disquieting Story
24 April 2000 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Drifter rolls into town, and by way of a local access TV show, begins to touch nerves in smug "Smalltown, USA."

Ron Marquette delivers a very strong performance as Whiley Pritcher, the enigmatic drifter. His portrayal is a mix of thoughtfulness and menace.

The director, Bryan Singer, tells the story, slowly, deliberately, layer by layer. A keen eye for rhythm and pacing, for the building of suspense. I found the film a strong cautionary message, for those who foolishly abide blind faith in our elected "leaders."

Compared to his future endeavors, PUBLIC ACCESS is lighter in intensity, yet still strong in effect.


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