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Erik Anjou (written by)
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Robert Patrick ... Jarvis Scott
Steve Tyler ... Bob 'Beast' Stevenson (as Steven Tyler)

Teri Hatcher ... Dani Payson

Cyril O'Reilly ... Gary / Eric

Matt McCoy ... Chazz Stone

Shannon Fopeano ... Jeanne (as Shannon Dobson Fopeano)

Ian Buchanan ... Terrence
Howard Spiegel ... Michael

Cassian Elwes ... Minion #1
Saul Janson ... Minion #2

Lisa Marie Kurbikoff ... Partygoer

David Niven Jr. ... Peeping Tom

Anthony Pena ... Policeman #1
Rolf Englehardt ... Policeman #2
Brian Hayes Currie ... Policeman #3 (as Brian Currie)
Paul Timms ... Policeman #4
Michael Brochard ... Ballplayer #1
Brian Regalot ... Ballplayer #2

Gary Grossman ... Ballplayer #3

Michael Sladek ... Ballplayer #4
Elizabeth Hayden ... Airline Attendant
Elizabeth Barondes ... Actress
Roberta Hanley ... Airline Stewardess

Directed by
Erik Anjou 
 
Writing credits
Erik Anjou (written by)

Produced by
Stephan Bataillard .... producer
Edward Bates .... co-producer
Cassian Elwes .... executive producer
Peter Greene .... co-producer
David Niven Jr. .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dave Kopplin 
 
Cinematography by
Greg Littlewood 
 
Film Editing by
Mike Jackson 
 
Casting by
Jeffery Passero 
 
Production Design by
Gustav Alsina 
 
Art Direction by
Benjamin Minot 
 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Minetree 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wade W. Danielson .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Mike Draghi .... sound designer
 
Other crew
Tanna Herr .... third assistant director
Scott Putman .... assistant to producer
 

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88 min
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Cool Surface Is Pretty Cool, 16 February 1999
Author: Philip Corvus (ravenart@hotmail.com) from Seattle, WA

Fantasies pose as realities in this film of double personalities double crossing themselves. When aspiring "too soft" writer meets sexy actress next door, he rises with inspiration as she plays great reach-withdraw games to keep him creative. But when the writer's screenplay gets bought, intent, motivation, and fantasy all meld into one, big potboiler. The beasts of lust, greed, and ambition surface within the characters, souring to a conclusion.

Some pretty talented people cut their teeth on juicy, B-characters and seedy situations in this film. Namely, Teri Hatcher, Robert Patrick, and the writer-director, Erik Anjou. There is even a possible subtextual argument on the dangers of secondary experience supplanting primary experience. It also goes out of its way to damn Capitalism A La Hollywood. After all, the screen writer is merely making his material saleable. It's not his fault that he can only write about what he experiences.

All in all, this is quite a respectable entry into the late-night Cable Hell of the Sleaze-B, Thriller genre.

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