Playmaker (1994)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  14 August 1995 (Germany)
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A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.



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Complete credited cast:
Ross Talbert / Michael Condren
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Arthur Taxier ...
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Belinda Waymouth ...
Alice Kushida ...
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William James Shaw ...
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A talented young actress seeks the professional help of an acting coach. But he seems quite odd, and she finds files of other pupils murdered by him. As he tries to kill her to, she shoots him. As the police arrive at the scene a different corpse is lying dead on the ground, which seems to be the real teacher. As she fell in some sort of love with the false teacher, she tries to find him, and discovers that he was just an actor like herself, and that she is just a puppet on a string in a perverse and bizarre story... Written by Lukas Fichtinger <>

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Death Date - Eine tödliche Verabredung  »

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The producer (Peter Samuelson) saw two people standing on a corner holding a sign "looking for money for movie". Their story was used as a basic for the screenplay. See more »


While Jamie is at the table eating, Ross picks up a camera and takes several shots in a few seconds. The flash unit he is using is a Vivitar 283, which generally takes around 3 1/2 seconds to recycle after each shot. See more »

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"Absolute Rubbish"
4 January 2002 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

If you need a clue as to whether Playmaker is decent or not, look to its star, Colin Firth, who refers to it in an interview as "absolute rubbish -- I sincerely hope no one ever sees it."

The script and plot are ludicrous, the female lead is unconvincing. The only thing worthwhile is Colin Firth, and he seems slightly embarrassed throughout.

For diehard Firth fans only -- the shower scene alone is worth the $3.99 you might have to shell out, should you find it in a video cutout bin like I did.

I'm happy for Mr. Firth that his days of taking projects like this one are over!

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