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Deception (2008)

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An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lawyer #1
Lawyer #2
Christine Kan ...
Tennis Player
Dante Spinotti ...
Herr Kleiner / Mr. Moretti
Waitress (as Karolina Müller)
Agnete Oernsholt ...
Woman at Waldorf Astoria
Melissa Rae Mahon ...
Velvet Rope Dancer #1
Velvet Rope Dancer #2 (as Rachel Montez Collins)
Holly Cruikshank ...
Velvet Rope Dancer #3
Deborah Yates ...
Tango Dancer
Clancey Controller


Cat and mouse. Jonathan McQuarry is an auditor in Manhattan, moving from office to office checking their books. While working late, a smooth and well-dressed man named Wyatt Bose chats Jonathan up, offers him a joint, and soon they're pals. When their cell phones are accidentally swapped, Jonathan answers Wyatt's phone to a series of women asking if he's free tonight. Jonathan discovers it's a sex club: busy powerful people meet each other anonymously in hotels. Jonathan falls for one of the club members, whom he knows only as "S," whom he's also seen on a subway. When she goes missing, patterns emerge and Jonathan faces demands involving violence and lots of money. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


When you're in this world, no one is who they seem, and everyone is playing the game.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language, brief violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

25 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The List  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£255,958 (UK) (25 April 2008)


$4,597,760 (USA) (20 June 2008)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Earlier titles of the film included The List and The Tourist. See more »


When McQuarry answers the phone in the elevator after he realizes he has Bose's cell phone he looks at it and it is actually still ringing as an incoming call. See more »


[repeated line]
Simone Wilkinson: Are you free tonight?
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Crazy Credits

The end credit sequence initially lists Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor as "Ewan Jackman" and "Hugh McGregor" before forming the correct names. See more »


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Performed by Hugh Jackman
Written by Jon Hendricks (as John Hendricks) (ASCAP), Pat Patrick (BMI),
Rogers Lee Grant (BMI)
Published by Mongo Music, Inc. (BMI)
Administered by Bug
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Not any of the actors best.
16 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think that some actors really don't read the script or there agent doesn't, they just do it and hope for something to happen. I have nothing good to say about this movie. It was pointless, stupid, unrealistic ( the annoying type), did I all ready say pointless? A lot of times during this movie you just zone out with the random junk they throw in, from the world and rules of a sex club to how a counting or whatever works like. I guess when I think about it there is one good thing I can say, both actors Jackman and McGregor are decent through this film. Even though I didn't even like our "hero" of this movie. (McGregor) all are miss leading and like I said before pointless in there actions. The ending just kills me , I yelled at how stupid it was. All in all its a really, really, really, R E A L L Y stupid movie and I would not recommend anyone to watch it.

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