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(1997)

Plot Summary

  • Fred Madison, a saxophonist, is accused under mysterious circumstances of murdering his wife Renee. On death row, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete Dayton, leading a completely different life. When Pete is released, his and Fred's paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by a shady gangster boss named Dick Laurent.

    - Written by <jdean@gslink.net>
  • When Fred Madison finds a video tape on his doorstep that shows the interior of his house, he's convinced that someone has broken in and calls the police. Things get really complicated when he finds another videotape showing him killing his wife, and the police arrest him because his wife really was murdered! Then he disappears from the prison and we start watching the life of a young man who works in a garage...

    - Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>
  • The jazz saxophonist, Fred Madison, is married to Renee and they live in a comfortable house. Fred is suspicious of Renee's relationship with her friend Andy. One morning, Renee finds a videotape on the doorstep of their house with footage showing the inside of their house. They call the police, but the two detectives do not find any clues. Fred and Renee go to a party at Andy's house and Fred has a bizarre encounter with a mysterious man that tells him that they have met before and he is at Fred's house. The upset Fred calls Renee and they go back home. The next morning, Fred finds another videotape and when he watches the film, he sees a bloodbath with Renee murdered in bed with him. He is found guilty of murder of first degree and sentenced to the electric chair. While waiting in the death row, he morphs into the efficient mechanic Peter Raymond Dayton and is released from prison, but followed by two detectives. Pete fixes the car of a powerful and dangerous gangster Mr. Eddy, and when he meets his mistress Alice Wakefield, things begin to get even more complicated.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

    - Written by Tom Benton

Synopsis

In the opening scene, Fred Madison ( ), a saxophonist, is seen sitting in his house one morning...

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