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Side Effects (2002)

Unrated | | Short | 22 February 2002 (USA)
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When a shy, 20-something guy becomes a human guinea pig in an experimental drug test, he meets the girl of his dreams, but the drug that brings them together may be the very thing that keeps them apart.


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Credited cast:
Daniel MacLeith ...
Mr. Sampson
Howard Rabinowitz ...
Nurse Peanut Butter Cup
Head Orderly
The Puker
Al Perry ...
Zebra Drawers
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Patient (as Michelle Beyda)


An aimless, unemployed, shy guy named Alex signs up for a 3-week stay at LABCO, an experimental drug testing facility. For $3,000, he agrees to become a human guinea pig and receive daily injections of a mystery drug. As the study progresses, Alex meets another volunteer named Crystal. Beautiful, smart, funny, with a mischievous streak, she is the girl of his dreams. Their relationship deepens with every injection, but before long, the side effects of the drug begin to kick in. As the volunteers become ill, paranoid, and violent, the study is abruptly terminated. Separated from Crystal, Alex learns the true nature of the drug he has been taking and faces the prospect of never seeing his soulmate again. Written by Scott Allen Perry <theperryboy@hotmail.com>

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4 December 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Hi folks, I directed "Side Effects" and just wanted to say thanks to everyone who was a part of making the movie happen. I also wanted to welcome any comments, criticisms, and answer any questions anyone has about the film.

Thanks, best, Scott Allen Perry

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