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"The Hunger" The Face of Helene Bournouw (1998)

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Jeff Fazio (creator)
Harlan Ellison (teleplay)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
27 February 1998 (Season 1, Episode 18)
When three celebrities suffer tragedy, a reporter discovers that they were all involved with the same woman. | Add synopsis »
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predictable, but good production values, etc. See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Terence Stamp ... The Host

Stephen McHattie ... Strike

Jayne Heitmeyer ... Helene Bournouw
France Castel ... Marie Duvall
Michael Rudder ... Raymond Picano
Andreas Apergis ... Quentin Dean
Catherine Colvey ... Amy Cocuzzi

Mark Antony Krupa ... Donald Fenner (as Mark Anthony Krupa)
Philip Pretten ... Orderly
Gary McMillan ... Policeman

Mike George ... Policeman
Jasmine Legault ... Helene's Face
Margaretha Padoleig ... Helene's Face
Anik Redburn ... Helene's Face (as Anick Redburn)
Maria Jose Robles ... Helene's Face

Episode Crew
Directed by
Richard Ciupka 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harlan Ellison  teleplay (as Cordwainer Bird)
Jeff Fazio  creator
Gerald Wexler  story editor

Original Music by
Benoit Jutras  (as Benoît Jutras)
Cinematography by
François Protat 
Film Editing by
Denis Papillon 
Production Design by
Michel Proulx 
Makeup Department
Erik Gosselin .... special makeup effects artist
Gaétan Landry .... hair stylist
Adrien Morot .... makeup effects supervisor
Sound Department
Don Cohen .... location sound recordist
Viateur Paiement .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Fabrice Barrilliet .... electrician
Dop Martin Bouchard .... second assistant camera (as Martin Bouchard)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Louise Dubé .... assistant costume designer
Other crew
Debra Pearl .... production assistant

Series Crew
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Directed by
Jean Beaudin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Poppy Z. Brite  (episode "Dream Sentinal, The")
Jeff Fazio  creator
Graham Masterton  story (episode "Anais" and "Bridal Suite")
Craig Miller  (episodes "Room 17" and "A Matter of Style")

Produced by
Chris Burt .... producer (as Christopher Burt)
Wendy Grean .... producer
Film Editing by
Glenn Berman 
Patrick Moore 
Kathy O'Shea 
Pamela Power 
Casting by
Alice Cassidy (1998-1999)
Louis DiGiaimo 
Jina Jay 
Vanessa Pereira 
Production Design by
Tom Foden 
Lucy Richardson 
Art Direction by
Isabelle Guay 
Makeup Department
Mélina Di Christo .... makeup artist
Martin Rivest .... daily hair stylist
Colin Ware .... prosthetic effects
Production Management
Christopher Dalton .... executive in charge of production
Mario Nadeau .... unit manager
Patrizia Pino .... post-production supervisor
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
Kathy Sykes .... production supervisor: UK
Simon Webb .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Jemus .... second assistant director
Darren Kotania .... first assistant director
Jean-Philippe Turgeon .... third assistant director
Art Department
Rejean Brochu .... construction supervisor
Jean-François Campeau .... assistant art director
Simon Chamberland .... property master
Ray Chan .... assistant art director
Étienne Lapointe-Proulx .... property master (wrap around)
Russell Moore .... set designer
Sound Department
Kurt Nicholas Forshager .... sound effects editor
David Lai .... sound designer
Martin Pinsonnault .... sound designer
Peter Stoddart .... sound
Special Effects by
Alexander Gunn .... special effects supervisor
Martin Williams .... special effects rigger
Christian Rivest .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Tim Burke .... digital effects compositor
Pascal Colpron .... storyboard artist
Patrick Faille .... digital artist
Nathalie Tremblay .... digital compositor
Lanny Albany .... stunts
Alexandre Cadieux .... stunts
Benoit Gauthier Jr. .... stunts
Patrick Kerton .... stunt double
Minor Mustain .... stunt coordinator
David Rigby .... stunt actor
Albert Stalk Jr. .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-François Abran .... electrician
Francois Archambault .... camera operator (1999)
Yves Arseneau .... electrician
Daniel Chrétien Jr. .... additional electrician
Daniel Chrétien .... gaffer
Amelie Duceppe .... video assist operator
Pauline Heaton .... underwater cinematographer
Angus Hudson .... first assistant camera
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... key grip
Kenneth MacKenzie .... key grip
Keith McNamara .... first assistant camera
Michel Mollicone .... grip
Jonathan Wenk .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Christian Gravel .... assistant editor
Pierre Guérin .... editing technical supervisor
Yann Laliberte .... assistant editor
Location Management
Peter Pastorelli .... location manager
Music Department
Klaus Badelt .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Sylvie Boily .... production coordinator
Dominique Brault .... production assistant
Guylaine Chagnon .... script supervisor
Martha Fernandez .... production coordinator
Micheline Garant .... head of production
Valérie Lapierre .... assistant accountant
Milena Popovic .... assistant script supervisor
Ellie Presner .... script coordinator
Denis Proulx .... medic
Deryn Stafford .... production coordinator
Production CompaniesDistributors

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
predictable, but good production values, etc., 4 October 2006
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

"The Hunger" had good hosts (Stamp and Bowie), good writers and actors, strong cinematography set design and lighting (and nudity). On the other hand, the stories could be rather predictable; whether that's a flaw of the original stories or if the problem was in their adaptation, I don't know.

York Entertainment has put many if not all of the episodes out on videotape and DVD. I don't believe there's a box set of them all, unfortunately. They put them out in collections of four to a tape/disc. This one appears in one titled "The Hunger Presents Wetwork" with the tagline "Soak It Up." Other episodes on here are The Other Woman, Triangle In Steel, and The Falling Man. The episodes aren't in their original broadcast order. It's possible the host's introductions are mismatched, but I don't know.

This episode is certainly one of the more predictable ones. A number of people on the verge of a breakthrough in their careers destroy themselves when a woman named Helene leaves them. A reporter discovers the story and thinks it could be really big... you probably know where that's headed, right? Harlan Ellison wrote the story this was based on, but he's credited under his pseudonym that indicates he wasn't happy with the adaptation.

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