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Three guys crash a party and take it hostage, holding it for ransom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Saxon ... Mr. Foster
Max Parrish ... Gigolo

Peter Murnik ... Former Athlete

Shawnee Smith ... Carolyn

Phil Leirness ... Writer

Burt Bulos ... Actor

Josh Randall ... The Bruise

Chris Jacobs ... Attorney (as Christopher Jacobs)
Sid Hillman ... Musician/Record Executive

Maureen Byrnes ... Mrs. Foster
Robin Nance ... Jennifer Clark

Jennifer Aquino ... Figure Skater

Taylor Brooks ... Obnoxious broker (as Daniel Ford Taylor)
Marcus Malone ... Brave guest

Jamie Kaler ... Bartender
Don McMillan ... Bouncer
Frank Gallagher ... Former child star

Jason Tobin ... Record exec.'s boyfriend

Monique Daniels ... Gigolo's fan

Brian Habicht ... Broker's friend
Suli McCullough ... The comedian

Brad Fisher ... Romantic party guest
Carla Sable ... Romantic party guest
Pete Handelman ... Writer's agent
Ra Visram ... Debt collector

James Ralph ... Bob
Julia Nasyboulina ... Gigolo's client
Lenny Rose ... Senior detective

James MacPherson ... Junior Detective
Anne Bastendorf ... Voice of reporter

Directed by
Phil Leirness 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Phil Leirness  writer

Produced by
Phil Leirness .... producer
Pierre-Richard Muller .... executive producer
Original Music by
Sid Hillman 
Cinematography by
Matthew Libatique 
Film Editing by
Karen Kory 
Trudy Yee 
Production Design by
Michelle Spears 
Art Direction by
Stacie B. London 
Costume Design by
Cindy Dalvano 
Makeup Department
Ashley Scott .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Josh Randall .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danny Cistone .... second assistant director
Lora Zuckerman .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Lionel Ball .... production sound mixer
Kim Davis .... dialogue editor
Jeff Laity .... sound designer
Jesse Negron .... sound designer
Tony Romain .... boom operator
Garrard Whatley .... re-recording mixer
Garrard Whatley .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bauman .... gaffer
Evan Eder .... electrician
Ashley Kimmet .... assistant chief lighting technician
Justin Quach .... second assistant camera
Michael Reyes .... key grip
Prentice Sinclair Smith .... first assistant camera
Christian Franz Staab .... best boy grip
Editorial Department
Vivian Hengsteler .... negative cutter
Darren O'Grady .... assistant editor
Chris Regan .... color timer
Other crew
Renata Chuquer .... production assistant
Jericho Guzman .... assistant to director
Sasha Levinson .... production coordinator
Scott Sawyer .... craft service
Sol Slavin .... production assistant
Chris Smernes .... script supervisor

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77 min
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Dark, twisted and funny!, 8 September 2004
Author: filmdoc-1 from Pasadena, California

I saw this film on DVD because I'm a huge fan of John Saxon (who isn't?!?). The first thing that struck me was how cool it looks. The cinematographer is Matthew Libatique (who did "Gothika" and "Requiem for a Dream") and I'm definitely going to check out more of his early films. Although the film must've been super low budget, the attention the filmmakers gave to actually creating a unique mood and look for the film pays off as it gets the viewer through some of the rougher patches and more clichéd moments. Another major virtue is the song score by Sid Hillman (who plays himself in the movie and if you stick through the fun end credits, you learn that he actually played a second role as well, and it's hilarious!). I've researched him and it seems like he's had a couple of albums released independently, but he certainly deserves a wider audience. The cast is mostly unknown, except for Shawnee Smith, who gets one of her best roles as a spoiled rich girl (is there any other kind?) who loves to provoke people (her father, her suitors ... everybody). I particularly liked the Asian actor, Burt Bulos, so much that I rented another film he starred in ("Yellow", which isn't as good, but he's great). The director is quite good in the film as well (and you'll love his audio commentary). Overall the cast is attractive and hard-working and it even features Josh Randall (from "Ed" in an early performance). My only complaints are the brief running time (things get wrapped up really quick, although the ending is really sick and funny), and the fact that John Saxon, though top-billed, doesn't have a very big role. It's not a cameo, but it's a supporting part and I was hoping for more. I wonder if he had fun making the film because it seemed like a pretty cool project in which to be involved.

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