A young woman fumbles with love and ethics as she navigates a career with one of corporate America's darlings...the pharmaceutical industry.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy Adell ...
David M. Ames ...
Dr. Jakobs (as David Ames)
John Apple ...
Plant Manager (as John L. Apple)
Ron Baumgartner ...
Business Man @ Plant
Collin Spencer ...
T. Bates (as Collin Bernhardt Spencer)
Bill Bolz ...
Scary Man (as William Bolz)
Stacy Brickson ...
Nathan Caracter ...
Recruiter
Tom Christianson ...
Dr. Michaels (as Tom Christensen)
Nathan Connor ...
Janet Cresson ...
Tom Curtis ...
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David Durbin ...
Dan (as Dave Durbin)
Lee Ernst ...
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Karly Hert is hired by the Braden-Andrews to work as pharmaceutical sales representative persuading doctors to prescribe drugs from Braden-Andrews. Karly feels a moral dilemma with her unethical job, but is seduced by the salary, car, bonus and benefits offered by the corporation. When Karly meets her former rep Zach Danner, they fall in love with each other. Karly gives herself a deadline of six months to quit her job and she decides to be honest with the physicians. The result increases the market share of Braden-Andrews and Karly is promoted; receives a BMW as an upgrade. When the anti-depressive Vivexx is approved by FDA, Karly finds that there are medical reports showing liver issues hidden by the industry. Karly is nominated by Braden-Adrews to the award Industry Rep of the Year and she needs to take a decision. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

Although unrelated to Steven Soderbergh's movie of the same name, both movies deal with the side effects of a fictitious anti depressant and the way the pharmaceutical industry deals with such issues. See more »

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It seems that almost every time the one or more characters walks in front of a window, you can see the crew in the reflection, especially car windows. See more »

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FINGERS RAPPING ON MY DOOR
Performed by The Treats
Written by Andrew Isham
Courtesy of The Treats
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"Side Effects" comments about Indie film
21 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A clever film, well scripted with creativity and humor. Actors did a great job, particularly lead actress, Katherine H. Also includes a well meshed soundtrack.

Only critique was in the editing and technical issues:. . . some love scenes seemed uncomfortably long even though there was good chemistry. One or two scenes seemed superfluous and at one point the sound of feet shuffling through leaves was louder than the conversation between the actors.

Side Effects is an important film with a strong message . . . I hope lots of people will get the chance to see it.


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