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One week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence.

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Loosely connected stories capture a week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence. Written by anonymous

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Greed is good. Sex is easy. Youth is forever.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use, pervasive language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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11 June 2009 (Israel)  »

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Ahalinotes nyhtes  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Though there are no explicit mentions of vampires in the final film, the character Dirk, played by Diego Klattenhoff, is sighted as possibly being a vampire by some commentators. See more »

Goofs

At the wake when the guys are sat on the balcony they're wearing Wayfarer sunglasses with Rayban written on the lenses. This was not done in the '80s. See more »

Quotes

Susan Sloan: [dryly, to a topless Christie] Nice shirt.
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References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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The Devil Made Me Do It
Written by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen (as Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen) and Steve Van Velvet
Performed by 7RAY
Published by Senator Musik and Hanseatic/Warner/Chappell
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I tried to watch this but....
23 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Let me get one thing straight. There are very few movies I won't sit through. No amount of shock or horror or immorality or amorality or even cheesiness will deter me. Practically the only thing that will is poor film making. The type that is lazy and bland. Mostly I manage to avoid these type of thing by never watching films with Vince Vaughan but once in a while you let your guard down. I could claim it was Billy Bob but it was probably Winona. What can i say? I am weak.

This film has nothing to offer and nothing to say. The bass monotone of the soundtrack that washes over the disparate and poorly written open 15-20 minutes tries to imply a threatening atmosphere of doom or something but you cannot imply meaning without there being meaning. There was more to the eighties than bad hair and depeche mode. We already know that blonde people are shallow and sex without love is a meaningless experience ("but as meaningless experiences go its one of.....").

Films are difficult to make. But there are a few simple rules that will help. Establish character and motivation. Give the audience something to care about or at least intrigue them with something unfamiliar and new. Don't pretend you have said something when you haven't yet. Try to earn the respect of the audience with good dialogue. Multi-layered narratives can work but weak trivial garbage on top of trivial garbage is still ... well you can work it out.

Of course i might be wrong. Some people seemed to like it. But then a lot of people thought shoulder pads were a good idea. And some still do.


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