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Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)

In this updated version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, a young man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.

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Jack Lyne
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Bradbury
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Brautigan
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Carl Lyne
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Tiffany
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Julia Hirsch
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Satch
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Sol Hirsch
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A college student launches an investigation into his wealthy father's death when he suspects his mother and his uncle may have been involved. His suspicions seem cemented when the two announce their impending marriage only shortly after the death. The student's girl friend is also revealed to be increasingly unstable as the investigation progresses. Satch also is revealed to be deeply involved, but the connection has to be found. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Something is Rotten in the City of Angels

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awesome thriller
19 September 2002 | by (Tamarac, Florida) – See all my reviews

wow i just saw this last week and i loved it. The cast is amazing, Mary-Louise Parker as a bi-polar Ophelia, Jonathan Penner as an angst ridden hero, Jamey Sheridan as an evil Claudius, Phillip Baker Hall, Maury chaykin, it's so funny and well done. Doesn't talk down to you.

A truly excellent Hamlet adaptation.

The look of the film also deserves mention, it is lush and eerie. Very well directed.


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