Michael hires Charlene through an escort agency to pretend to be his girlfriend at his class reunion. She turns out to be the life of the party, and even convinces his old schoolmate Brandon to give him a great job. Now he owes her.

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Michael (as Eric Woods)
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Sandra
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Pete
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Helen
Rochelle Swanson ...
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Josie (as Sydney Coale Phillips)
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Louise Collier
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Patricia (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
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Andrew
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Kimberly
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Rita
Seth Walther ...
Mitch
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Michael hires Charlene through an escort agency to pretend to be his girlfriend at his class reunion. She turns out to be the life of the party, and even convinces his old schoolmate Brandon to give him a great job. Now he owes her.

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An Hour-and-a-Half I'll Never See Again
15 August 2000 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

What a waste of time-- A supposed psychological-sexual-thriller that certainly isn't psychological, barely sexual and offers no thrills that I was aware of. "Mutual Needs" is the story of a sniveling idiot who spends his time playing video games at work and telling jokes that fall flat, yet who manages-- with the help of a too-good-to-be-true call girl-- to con his way into a $150,000 a year ! job with a former high school rival. If you've ever seen a movie where someone is not as they seem, then you already know the rest of the plot and needn't bother watching this bland dreck.

As far as casting-in-order-to-put-the-name-on-the-video-box goes, it should be noted that this movie features Dee Wallace-Stone who, mercifully, has only about four seconds of screen time. A bloated Richard Grieco (who gets top billing in the credits, mind you) has a few seconds more, including helping out in the pivotal turn-the-tables-on-the-psycho ending that such films as these feature.

If a storm knocks out all other channels other than the one airing this cinematic lightweight, read a book.


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