While Bruno is an international money mover and influence peddler and Virginia is his very beautiful wife, his sexual appetite requires the services of banker and part-time hooker Alex. It's love at first sight. But, who are the lovers?


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginia Chow
Alex Lee / Johanna
Dan Rackman
Adam Novak ...
Lyle Litvak
Zion ...
Hiro Sakamoto
Richard Palmer ...
Cop Driver
Federal Agent
Marcus Aurelius ...
Agent James Reed
Agent Morse Jaeger
The Chief
Rolando De La Maza ...
Lotus Ita (as Candace Camille Bender)
Ian Johnson ...
Philip Hamlyn


A bank accountant, who moonlights as a high-priced call girl, becomes embroiled in the lives of a money launderer, his seductive wife, and his bodyguard who blackmails her to help the FBI entrap him with his latest money laundering scheme. Written by Anonymous

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Based on a short story by China Kong called 'The Grey Area'. See more »


Bruno Buckingham: [pointing the gun at Tony's head] I was thinking about letting you fly. But then I thought... fuck it.
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Alvarado Street
Written by Eric A. Stromer, Clair Marlo, Alexander Baker (as Alexander 'Ace' Baker)
Performed by Cat Daddy
Courtesy of Invisible Hand
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Never have a Director's cut and a released studio version been sodifferent . . .
17 August 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched the Director's Cut of this movie premiered August '99, together with clips of the trash that the studio released. The studio movie is trash

  • completely and utterly and doesn't even aspire to be anything better.

The editing is flat and the performances look like rehearsals. The Director's Cut (pieced together by the Editor after the Director's suicide) is an outstanding piece of cinema. Not a frame wasted. The opening sequence shocks you into an awareness that this movie will be very different to anything you've seen before. Chris Walken gives one of the best performances of his career. This is exciting, original cinema that riveted my attention in every moment of its two hour authorised version. The script sparkles with wit and dry, unpretentious humour and you never quite know what is going to happen next. A sexy, stylish thriller that makes you laugh and also appreciate the beauty inside every villain. The tenacity and integrity of the Editor and Scriptwriter that saw it through to completion is a monument to the industry.

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