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Surrender Dorothy (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 January 1998 (USA)
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Lahn is a heroin addict who will do anything for his dose. After he robs his roommate, Denis, he shows up at the door of Denis' best friend, Trevor, to see if he will hide him for a while. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Pryor ...
Trevor
Kevin DiNovis ...
Lanh / Dorothy
Jason Centeno ...
Denis
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Vicki (as Elizabeth Casey)
Elizabeth Casey ...
Vicky
Marcos Muniz ...
Angel
Keri Merboth ...
Nadia
Richard Goldberg ...
Troy
Marion Wrenn ...
Candice
Lori Lantz ...
Fork Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Giancoli ...
Bully
Gregory K. Maier ...
Medical Store Clerk
David Reineke ...
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Lahn is a heroin addict who will do anything for his dose. After he robs his roommate, Denis, he shows up at the door of Denis' best friend, Trevor, to see if he will hide him for a while. He, who is terrified of women, agrees to let him stay in his apartment. In return for shelter and his daily dose, Trevor turns him into his slave and then into his dream girl, Dorothy. He uses psychological tactics to twist him into doing everything he asks. Written by Peter Storms <peter_storms@ascp.org>

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Roger Ebert hand-picked Surrender Dorothy as one of only ten films to inaugurate his first annual Ebertfest in Champagne-Urbana, Illinois. See more »

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Finally got to see it
26 August 2001 | by (Corning, NY) – See all my reviews

I've been waiting forever for this movie to come out on video and now that it finally has I got a chance to see it. It fully lived up to my expectations. The general consensus among most critics is that in order for a movie (or book) to be good, the audience has to identify with the characters. Here's a case where both of the characters are complete slimebags and the movie is still good. I feel no sympathy for the Lahn character as he locks the key to his own cell, complaining the whole time. The Trevor character as the sadistic misogynist victimizer is equally if not more repulsive. My only complaint with the movie was the whole scene with the prostitute seemed pretty forced.


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