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Impulse -- Willa Ford, (TV's "Dancing with the Stars") stars in this erotic thriller about a beautiful, sensual woman who tries to arouse the passions of her husband by going along with his fantasy role-play game. Unfortunately, she ends up seducing a stranger...who's also playing a game...a deadly one.


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Charles T. Kanganis (written by)
Eric Belgau (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
15 April 2008 (Argentina) See more »
Her desire for passion ignited a deadly game of seduction. See more »
Acting on impulse, CLAIRE DENNISON, enjoys a brief fling with a sexy stranger (a dead ringer for her husband), only to realize that the object of her desire is a crazed, manipulative, and tenacious psychopath. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A new spin on Jekyll and Hide! See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Angus Macfadyen ... Jonathan Dennison / Simon Phillips (as Angus MacFadyen)

Willa Ford ... Claire Dennison

Robert Moloney ... Elliott

Ron Selmour ... Hector (as Ron Seymour)
Pablo Silveira ... Che
Ingrid Torrance ... Melissa

Laura Soltis ... Joan
Nancy Sivak ... Officer Stevens

Michael Rogers ... Officer Edwards

Lowela Jotie ... Jen

Richard Stroh ... Sam
Peter Kawasaki ... Mr. Yoshi (as Peter Kawaski)
Toshi Haraguchi ... Mr. Yokonora

Taku Kawai ... Translator
Kathleen Duborg ... Marcia
Liza Huget ... Mary
Allan Lysell ... Paul
Lindsay Collins ... Rachel

Marco Soriano ... Pierre

Kevan Ohtsji ... Waiter / Bartender
Lau Lau Li-Cook ... Asian Woman (as Li Li Lau Cook)

Darren Moore ... Malcolm
Stephanie Marois ... Lena

C. Ernst Harth ... Herbie
Apollonia Vanova ... Saleswoman
Sarah Penikett ... Marta Twins
Floyd Faircrest ... Security Guard
Fay Salmon ... Nurse
Arman Behramand ... Waiter
Jamie Parsons ... Model
Geneviee Guard ... Model

Directed by
Charles T. Kanganis 
Writing credits
Charles T. Kanganis (written by)

Eric Belgau (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Dureyshevar .... supervising producer: Los Angeles
Deboragh Gabler .... line producer
Joseph Merhi .... executive producer
Jack Nasser .... executive producer
Jack Nasser .... producer
Joseph Nasser .... executive producer
Elie Samaha .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stu Goldberg 
Cinematography by
Gordon Verheul (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lee Grubin 
Casting by
Ivy Isenberg 
Production Design by
Michael Nemirsky 
Art Direction by
Sandra Nieuwenhuijsen 
Set Decoration by
Eric McNab  (as Eric McNabb)
Costume Design by
Tina Fiorda 
Makeup Department
Elisabeth Jolliffe .... makeup swing (as Elisabeth Jolliffee)
Sharon Markell .... assistant hair stylist
Amanda McGowan .... makeup artist
Amy St. Jean .... assistant makeup artist
Sarah Bergeest Still .... assistant makeup artist (as Sarah Bergeest)
Jill Winston .... hair stylist
Production Management
Tara Cowell-Plain .... production manager
Shona Miko .... post-production supervisor (as Shona Miko Musgrave)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Greg Fawcett .... first assistant director
Julie Hemmerling .... second assistant director (as Julie Ann Hemmerling)
Cindy L. Irwin .... second assistant director
Ian Jarvis .... second assistant director (as Ian Jervis)
John Penhall .... first assistant director
Art Department
Stephen Derry .... set decoration buyer
Stephen Derry .... set dresser
Martin Desrocher .... set dresser
Matt Eaton .... construction coordinator
Michael Rosser .... property master
James Shanaham .... on-set dresser
Laurie Simon .... assistant set decorator
Jerry Staar .... assistant props master (as Jerry Starr)
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor (as Anke Baaker)
Ray Collins .... boom operator (as Raymon Collins)
Matt Dawson .... adr & walla mixer
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Real Gauvreau .... sound designer (as Real Gavereau)
Graeme Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer
Jordan Ivey .... backgrounds editor
Peter Kepkay .... sound mixer
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Belinda Pattison .... assistant sound editor
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Poulsen .... boom operator
Jean Raymond .... foley mixer
James Schoening .... sound mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Kevin Townshend .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Allen Benjamin .... special effects coordinator (as Al Benjamin)
Chris Labre .... first assistant special effects
Rob Thorpe .... special effects assistant
Owen Walstrom .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecilia Babyaczuk .... grip
Austin Balfour .... first assistant camera
Casey Bramall .... second assistant camera
Adam Bunz .... grip
David Cochrane .... best boy electric
Carlos Fetherstonhaugh .... electrician
David Giesbrecht .... unit photographer
Damien Giles .... grip
Spiro Grant .... dolly grip
David Hutton .... key grip
Matt MacLean .... electrician
Kelly Moore .... gaffer (as Kelly C. Moore)
Martin Oicle .... best boy grip
Emmanuelle Rousseau .... camera trainee (as Emmanuella Rousseau)
Gordon Verheul .... camera operator
Thomas E. Watson .... generator operator (as Tom Watson)
Casting Department
Candice Elzinga .... casting: Canada
Linda LaBelle .... extras casting director (as Linda Labelle)
Martina Smyth .... casting associate: Vancouver
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cathy Darby .... assistant costume designer
Holly Faircrest .... costume set supervisor (as Holly Two Bears)
Michelle Murray-Burrows .... costume truck supervisor
Kai Siperko .... costumer
Editorial Department
Ken Gales .... assistant editor
Thomas Metzger .... colorist
Ashley Revell .... additional editor
Music Department
Stu Goldberg .... score mixer
Stu Goldberg .... score performer
Stu Goldberg .... score recordist
Ken Kaufman .... recordist: additional percussion
Anthony Miranda .... musician: additional percussion
Ashley Revell .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Curtis Ahenakew .... driver
Vittorio De Desrancesco .... driver
Floyd Faircrest .... transportation captain
Joe Hermoza .... driver
Ron McCall .... driver
Rick Morwick .... driver
Geoff Obadia .... driver
Brian Rind .... driver
Brent Simpson .... driver
Chris Wild .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Cecilia Babyaczuk .... production assistant
Joanne Benoit .... production assistant
Paul Bois .... production assistant
Bryan Boyd .... assistant chef
Mike Browne .... cartographer
Rose Collins .... assistant: Ms.Gabler
Renee Dueck .... production assistant
Payton Dunham .... location manager: pre-production
Joe Gallo .... production accountant
Stacey Harris .... assistant production coordinator
Josh Hillrich .... production assistant
David Hinschberger .... production assistant (as Dave Hirschberger)
Ed Holden .... assistant location manager
Jake Janofsky .... assistant: Mr. Kanganis
Erin Jarvis .... craft service
Erin Jarvis .... first aid
Bruce C. Jones .... security coordinator (as Bruce Jones)
Christin Lindgard .... assistant location manager
Jin Nam .... production assistant
Nick Phillips .... production executive
Misty-Dawn Rafferty .... production assistant
Grace Scott .... assistant accountant
Shane B. Scott .... script supervisor (as Shane Scott)
Michael Tse .... chef
David E. Van Houten .... unit publicist (as David Van Houten)
Danny Webber .... legal counsel
Chelanna Wesson .... production assistant
D. Aubrey White .... production assistant (as Daniel White)
Robyn Wiener .... production coordinator
Terri Anne Wilson .... second assistant coordinator
John Wittmayer .... location manager (as John Whittmayer)
Kazik Wojciechowski .... production assistant

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some violence including a rape
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Jonathan Dennison:I have certain emotional blocks. I'm a flawed human being. I'm a prisoner in my own mind.See more »
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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A new spin on Jekyll and Hide!, 13 December 2009
Author: rbrb

In my opinion this film is far better than the rating on IMDb and I consider it worthy of at least a 6 or a 7, and I have chosen the latter. It is an entertaining drama which keeps the viewer engrossed throughout and for anyone who says something like the story is ridiculous, well take a look at Harry Potter. A successful business woman in a loving marriage acts on 'impulse' to have a brief liaison with someone who is the spitting image of her husband. He it transpires is crazy and wants more, she realizes her mistake and wants out. Things spiral into pure melodrama thereafter. The lead actress Willa Ford gives an excellent performance and is eye catching and convincing.

However pride of place goes to the male lead one Angus Macfadyen who steals the show and has a impressive performance CV.

A great feat of acting to portray a goodie and a baddie at the same time and this actor's accomplishment is to subtly portray in each character the good and the bad. A portrayal which is extremely well done.

Add to the picture a clever script then all in all this is a superior movie, well worth a look!

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