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Kyle Rivers has joined the Dpt of Defense as an investigator. Her first assignment is to do a background check on Lana Hawking, scientist for a top secret clearance.

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Agent Daniel Larimer
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Chief MacIntyre
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Motel Blue Maid
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Kyle Rivers has joined the Dpt of Defense as an investigator. Her first assignment is to do a background check on Lana Hawking, scientist for a top secret clearance. Along the way they develop a relationship that leads to the corruption of Kyle. The film demonstrates her lost innocense and Lana's efforts to recapture her own. Written by Steven J. Anderson

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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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16 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Blue Motel  »

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$1,250,000 (estimated)
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Lana Hawking: [she removes her dress] Hows this?
Agent Kyle Rivers: Okay.
Lana Hawking: Ya know, I modeled once in college. I had this fantasy about having sex with an artist. So, I found an artist to have sex with. We got stoned and screwed; the portrait came out terrible. The sex was pretty good though. Yeah, I guess I've done it everywhere. Every way possible. Realized all my fantasies. Do you have any fantasies, Kyle?
Agent Kyle Rivers: Yeah, I wish I was more like you.
Lana Hawking: Oh, no you don't.
Agent Kyle Rivers: Look at you, you're beautiful and sexy, desired by everybody.
Agent Kyle Rivers: Desire....
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A second rate attempt with an intriguing plot.
5 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

After reading the film jacket one would expect a high powered thriller with lots of suspense. What you get is a dreamy opium screenplay with lots of potential but unrealized payback. We stay detached from the characters, which unfortunately highlights the flaws in the acting and screenplay. Sean Penn is a good choice for the sexually confused antagonist, but Robert Vaughn doesn't put much effort into his part. Most of the problem is no doubt the script. The story has plenty of twists, but the script doesn't capitalize on it's potential. Because of this, holes develop in it's plausibility that leave one wondering who would believe it. Perhaps it was meant to be just a bad dream, but I had to give it 5 points for it's ambiance, which was mesmerizing and enticing.


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