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Icarus Descending (1998)

Hayden K. Lorry is a British military operative who gets embroiled in a caper to track down an ancient Grecian Urn, called the Icarus Urn, or more appropriately named, the "Urn of Death." ... See full summary »

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Professor Arthur Ayers
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Joseph Bannion, Lounge Piano Player
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Elvira Tanassescu ...
Lilith Alisdaire
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Hayden K. Lorry is a British military operative who gets embroiled in a caper to track down an ancient Grecian Urn, called the Icarus Urn, or more appropriately named, the "Urn of Death." Lisabeth O'Shaughnessy is the elusive femme fatale who seduces Lorry into thinking he can save both himself and O'Shaughnessy by locating the urn. But who is O'Shaughnessy: needing and vulnerable damsel or complotting and villainous dame? Meanwhile, a myriad of hit men affiliated with various organizations, including the Alexander Boys (the gay mob), are trying to track down both the urn and Lorry. Written by Robert Banks

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There were books in the jail scene because the jail cell was in the library at Brockwood Park School. See more »

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Professor Arthur Ayers: In a word, we can understand Plato and Kant, better than they understood themselves.
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If you like mixing things up, then this film's a a swell spoon for you!
12 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Boasting a $20,000 budget, there hasn't been a filmmaking adventure of this sort since Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space. From Chinese martial arts fights to color dance scenes, from a montage of a day long chase to chicken fried steak, this film noir covers it all in a wild homage to 1940's film noir, Raymond Chandler, and the Big Adios. It was filmed on location in Britain, but believe me, you'll be wanting to sip rye whisky with the Hitmen Manny Varjak and Johnny Sing. And yes they are real people, known to frequent a bar called Whisky Todd's in Madison, Wisconsin. Why? Because in Wisconsin, you're among friends!


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