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River Made to Drown In (1997)

 -  Drama  -  20 June 2003 (Finland)
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Thaddeus MacKenzie
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Allen Hayden
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Eva Kline
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Jaime
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Billy
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Frank
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Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an old john, Thaddeus, who is dying from aids and has come to spend his last days somewhere humble ans spare. Allen reluctantly takes him in, straining his relationship with Eva, who slowly discovers the truth about their past. When Thaddeus implores Allen to find Jamie, a young hustler he had once tried to rescue, Allen returns to the streets where he must choose between what he left behind and the uncertainty that lies ahead. Written by Alie Heidema <heidema@wxs.nl>

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Thaddeus MacKenzie: Why do you turn your back on everything? On the people who care about you?
Allen Hayden: Thaddeus, who do you think I am? What did you think we were? Did you think you were my savior? The rich, charitable man who reached out and saved the poor lonely child? No, man, you were a john. You were a sucker. Don't look to me for caring because I don't care. I'll take anyone, I'll take Eva, I'll take you, I'll take anyone, it doesn't matter, because I am a hustler. Whether it's sex, or this bullshit that I sell, ...
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I agree -- this movie is awful
10 August 2003 | by (Sherman Oaks, California) – See all my reviews

Having just endured the DVD of this movie this afternoon, I agree that it's pretty much crap in every facet. The script, direction, and cinematography are all amateur at best. But where I would give some credit is to a couple of the actors. While I thought Richard Chamberlain and James Duval were awful, I thought Michael Imperioli showed geniune screen presence and talent at times, and it is easy to see why he has gone on to bigger and better things including his mega-role on The Sopranos. I also was surprised that Ute Lemper was as effective as she was. Well, at least she wasn't embarrassing, as was most of the rest of the cast.

I'm not surprised the director chose to go take Allen Smithee route on this one -- Merendino has done better work. "Livers Ain't Cheap" anyone?


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