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The Leading Man (1996)

Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his ... See full summary »

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Elena Webb
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Felix Webb
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Humphrey Beal
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Tod
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Delvene
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Liz Flett
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Serena
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Miranda Webb
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Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with Hilary, a beautiful, fiesty young actress, and is preparing to desert his perfect family, his wife Elena and three lively children. His intolerable situation is further complicated when Humphrey casts Hilary as one of the leads in 'The Hit Man'. Enter Robin Grange, a charismatic young Hollywood actor making his London theatre debut. Robin is attractive, charming and dangerous, and soon inveigles his way into everyone's life. He ingratiates himself with the cast and, quickly grasping Felix's dilemma, sets about weaving his web of mischief. He suggests that if he were to seduce Elena, she would be distracted from Felix's affair, regain her self respect, and perhaps even willingly part from the unfaithful husband to whom she clings. Initially Felix is ... Written by Eva Tauzer <eva@mte.hupe.hu>

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Indecent. Immoral. Irresistible. It's the role he was born to play. See more »


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Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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The exterior of the theatre in which the play is performed is obviously The Playhouse, Charing Cross, London but the interior is the Theatre Royal, Stratford, London. See more »


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My Neck
Performed by Cecil
Composed by Steve Williams (as Williams)/Anthony Hughes (as Hughes)/Patrick Harrison (as Harrison)/Allan Lambert (as Lambert)/Jason Bennett (as Bennett)
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Excellent, right up to the end!
23 February 1999 | by (Sacramento, California) – See all my reviews

This was a very decent movie on a very indecent topic, right up until the end. Unfortunately, the final plot twists leave you scratching your head and asking yourself, "What's wrong with this picture?" (pardon the pun). Still worth watching, but be warned, it will leave you twisted.


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