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The Cool Surface (1993)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jarvis Scott
Steve Tyler ...
Bob 'Beast' Stevenson (as Steven Tyler)
Dani Payson
Gary / Eric
Chazz Stone
Shannon Fopeano ...
Jeanne (as Shannon Dobson Fopeano)
Howard Spiegel ...
Minion #1
Saul Janson ...
Minion #2
Peeping Tom
Policeman #1
Rolf Englehardt ...
Policeman #2
Brian Hayes Currie ...
Policeman #3 (as Brian Currie)


A writer returns to Hollywood after finishing his novel in the wilderness. Still smarting from his girlfriend's suicide and his publisher's criticisms of his novel, he becomes intrigued by the neighbor couple's abusive relationship. Eventually he intervenes and becomes involved with the girl, basing a new book on their increasingly violent relationship sparked by his insane jealousy of her friends and her acting career. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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28 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film is absolutely HOT!! The film is so full of erotic tension, even when there's 'nothing actually happening' (!). For that, the erotic appeal, I give it 5 stars, even though the story gets a bit unsatisfactory towards the end. It feels like it was originally different and some essential scenes were cut. But I can't say much more without giving too much away. I love the very ending, though! Calls for a sequel, really, which unfortunately never happened. I would have loved to see Robert Patrick in more steamy action... So, if you want to see two very good-looking people involved in loads of hot situations and talking - this is a film to get. Might be that the story is a bit confused - but who cares??? It's certainly not boring!

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