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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sylvie Otti
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Marisol Hidalgo
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Mrs. Chandra Bipin Raj
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Jessica
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Vikram Raj
Miho Nikaido ...
Yuki Shimamura
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Josif Iscovescu
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Bipin Raj
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Errol Boyce
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Policewoman Two (as Joanna P. Adler)
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Boomir
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Albani Krug
Marie Barrientos ...
Lydia
Kalimi Baxter ...
Maggie
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Jimi
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Staten Island Cab-driver, Bipin Raj, picks up a passenger, mistakes her for a movie star, but tells her that his brother, Vikram Raj, is a very well-known Bollywood mega-star with millions of fans, and is currently living with him and his family of his wife and two children. But all is not hunky dory in the Raj household, for Mrs. Chandra Bipin Raj, who initial thrill at meeting her mega-star brother-in-law, has shimmered down, and she is anxious for him to leave. Vikram Raj, no doubt may have been a handsome man in his younger years, but now he is alcoholic, grossly overweight, macho, and lazy. But all is not lost, for Vikram has several ardent fans visit him, and dance to his filmy songs and tunes, much to Chandra's exasperation. Then a few days later, Vikram claims that Al Pacino has phoned him and wants to meet and discuss a movie script. The Raj family give him a fond farewell. This short story as well as the story of a dress-designer; a drug-dealer working at a meat-shop; a ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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25 April 1999 (UK)  »

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One of nine productions that Indian actor Shashi Kapoor made with Merchant Ivory Productions. The films include Bombay Talkie (1970), Side Streets (1998), In Custody (1994), The Deceivers (1988), Heat and Dust (1983), The Householder (1963), Shakespeare-Wallah (1965), In Ismail's Custody (1994), The Wandering Company (1984). See more »

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Written by Mario Baura, Rene Hernandez
Performed by Machito and His Afro Cuban Ensemble
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