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Fox
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X
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Asian Girl #1 (as Naoko 'Kimmy' Suzuki)
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Yoshitaka Amano ...
Hiroshi
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Hiroshi's Wife
Phil Neilson ...
The Welshman (as Phil Nielson)
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The Expeditor
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Sex Show Woman #1
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Sex Show Woman #2 (as Roberta Orlan)
Erin Jermaine Serrano ...
Sex Show Woman #3
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Maas and Hosaka are two large Corporations in the future world. They are fighting to get control over the best minds of the world. The best is Hiroshi and at the moment he is working for the Maas Corporation. Fox has accepted an offer to persuade Hiroshi to go over to the Hosaka Corporation. Sandii is a little Italian girl from Japan and she should be the way to get to Hiroshi. X is the man who should train Sandii to break Hiroshi's Heart. But if X falls in love with Sandii? And if the Hosaka Corporation breaks the agreement? And if Sandii is not a little Italian girl? Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, including some sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »
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19 March 1999 (Italy)  »

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Enigma do Poder  »

Box Office

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$5,147 (USA) (1 October 1999)

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$20,416 (USA) (15 October 1999)
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Trivia

Plans for an adaptation of William Gibson's story were made as far back as 1989, with Kathryn Bigelow originally attached to direct. See more »

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Distinguished Man: Come on, you know this better than anybody, right? There's a full-scale subterranean war being waged for every shred of information. And the corporate suits are killing each other off by the thousands each year. I mean it's like the holocaust in the 20th century. Everybody knows about it, and nobody says anything about it. And government is as culpable as any corporation.
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Don't kill me
Written by Harper Simon & Abel Ferrara
Performed by Asia Argento & Harper Simon
Published by Rose Releasing, Ltd.
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Hard to believe it's not better
13 March 2004 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe that a movie directed by Abel Ferrara based on a story by William Gibson and starring Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe and Asia Argento would be anything less than great, but this movie is just OK. It has a lot of moody atmosphere. Asia A., the lovely Eurobabe who is supposedly ogre-ish horror-meister Dario Argento's daughter (I, for one, won't believe it until I see the blood tests), spends most of the movie in various states of undress (unfortunately, so does Dafoe). Walken is great as always. But literally nothing happens. It's all atmosphere, eerie music, and occasional bursts of softcore groping. Neither Ferrara's visuals, Walken's acting presence, or Argento's tatooed nether regions can ultimately carry a film so totally devoid of conventional plot, suspense, or action. Not a bad film, just a disappointing one.


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