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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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Paint by numbers project for the unemployed. A real time waster!, 26 August 2005
Author: abookishboy from United States

Such a pity! The Cool Surface is one of those films in which the viewer can tell early on what the filmmaker is trying to do, but it's so clunky it has a paint-by-numbers feel. On any level of honest, objective scrutiny it is uneven and uninteresting. The sum is so much less than the underwhelming parts! Hatcher plays her role as a sultry siren way over the top. Considering her considerable natural talents and attributes, the result is beyond overkill. Robert Patrick alternates between a boring, sulking wimp and an unconvincing psycho. I don't remember seeing Patrick in anything else, but I hope he's better than this. Hatcher sure is. As to Matt McCoy, this is the first role I've seen him in where he isn't downright creepy (also a natural attribute?) - maybe just because he has so little screen time. Oh yeah, there are a few sex scenes, including Hatcher cameoing her bare chest (remember Seinfeld: "Yes, they're real, and they're spectacular!"). Without Hatcher's visibility in these gratuitous sex scenes, this film probably never would have seen the light of day. As it is, The Cool Surface apparently went straight to video and has only resurfaced as Hatcher has recently risen from the ashes like the mythical phoenix. No deep messages here, just glossed-over sleaze - a barely par production to give the otherwise unemployed (and woefully under-utilized) something to do. No great resume builder for anyone involved. A real time waster!

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