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To a dumpy motel in an out-of-the-way little town, a mysterious woman, calling herself only Ms. Smith, comes to stay. Not only is she stunningly lovely, but her big black convertible is a ... See full summary »

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Julie Rowen ...
Lisa (as Julie Donatt)
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Martina Hirsch
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To a dumpy motel in an out-of-the-way little town, a mysterious woman, calling herself only Ms. Smith, comes to stay. Not only is she stunningly lovely, but her big black convertible is a beaut. J.T., the just-out-of-high-school son of the motel's owner, is taken by the car, and in an attempt to liven up his dull life, and possibly to impress Tanya, a hotel guest who flirts with him and wants to be a model, he steals the car. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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In the earlier scenes the car is a 1970 Cutlass with factory AM-FM radio, sport steering wheel, and dual hood scoops. When we see the car again in the final scenes it is now a 1971 Cutlass with aftermarket CD player and NO hood scoops. The story we are given that it was repainted does not explain away the fact that it is an entirely different car. See more »

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King Fade
Written by Meriel Barham, Colleen Browne, Chris Cooper & Graeme Naysmith
Performed by Pale Saints
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Better than expected
2 October 2002 | by (Milton-Northern) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie because it starred Tobey Maguire. I read some comments and a review or two beforehand and as a consequence I expected it to be dire. However it wasn't, though it wasn't particularly good either. The performances were average, except for Benicio del Toro who was awful. The script definitely needed some work - there were a lot of loose ends dangling around that could have been tied together. Tobey Maguire is the lead actor, but towards the end of the film it seemed that his role tapered off in relevance to the story.The direction was flashy in a pointless sort of way. There were hardly any close ups used. I would recommend this film only really for die-hard Tobey Maguire fans as it is interesting to see him in a early role, before he got to work with first class directors of the likes of Ang Lee, Lasse Hallstrum and Woody Allen who he has obviously learned a llot from,since his performance in this film is a million miles away from his work in Spider-Man or Pleasantville or any of the other excellent films he has done in recent years.


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