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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 
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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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Directorial debut of writer Erik Anjou.See more »


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They are spectacular but not enough to make a bad movie good, 5 August 2015
Author: SnoopyStyle

Jarvis Scott (Robert Patrick) returns to home in L.A. after finish writing his novel in isolation. His girlfriend committed suicide which affected his writing. His editor Chazz Stone (Matt McCoy) hates the new book. He becomes invested in his neighbors' volatile relationship. He writes a new book with him and his neighbor Dani Payson (Teri Hatcher) as the leads. Dani reveals the abusive relationship is actually a rehearsal for a play. Jarvis starts dating Dani but she keeps pushing him to the edge.

This is a rather sad and boring erotic thriller. It has no thrills to speak of. The erotica comes from Teri Hatcher. I don't know if they're real. They are spectacular but they're not enough to make a bad movie good. The actors may be willing but nothing else is. The script is horribly boring. The production is ripped out of every bad 90s late night cable movie.

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