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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)
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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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  (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-Anzinger .... assistant makeup artist (as Amy St. Jean)
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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Simon Phillips:He simply lacks an ability to restrain his impulses. The modern mind is overwhelmed by the primitive mystery.See more »
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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Absurd, Unless You Believe in Perfect Double and Coincidences, 16 July 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The gorgeous and sexy Claire Dennison (Willa Ford) is the successful manager of the advertisement agency Image Engine and married and in love with the middle-aged psychologist Jonathan Dennison (Angus Macfadyen). Their life is perfect but Jonathan is not good in bed, frustrating Claire's desires. When a colleague suggests Claire to fantasize with Jonathan to bring passion to their relationship and have kinky sex with her husband, she pretends to be a sexy Italian but Jonathan does not participate in the game, and Claire asks him "to play the Italian lover Robert" in the future. When Claire travels in a job assignment, she sees Jonathan fashionably dressed and wearing a different hair style in the hotel lobby and she drags him to her room and has kinky sex with him. Then they schedule through e-mail a next encounter in New York; in the morning, Jonathan calls Claire in the cell phone and she realizes that the man on her bed is a complete stranger. Sooner the man stalks Claire and introduces himself to her as Simon Phillips; she discovers that the Simon is psychopath obsessed for her and jeopardizing her married life.

"Impulse" has an absurd plot, and only if the viewer believes in perfect doubles and coincidences he or she may like this flick. There is no credibility in the story and in the characters. Claire is a sexy woman in the top of her professional career but has a monotonous life with her husband. It is hard to believe that a woman like Willa Ford be in deep love with an unattractive, boring and fat man like Jonathan. Then she meets Wilson in a work trip and in her hunger she does not recognize any difference between Jonathan and Wilson. Is that possible, smell, voice, sex, everything identical in two men that are not siblings? Last but not the least, Simon could not know details of Jonathan's personal life, therefore Jonathan being arrested claiming to be himself and his situation in the mental institution are simply ridiculous. Then the plot becomes the conventional story that every Saturday the broadcast TV transmit, with a psychopath stalking a family etc. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Desejo e Obsessão" ("Desire and Obsession")

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