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Lies & Illusions (2009)

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A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.

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A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.

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27 August 2009 (Israel)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Star Christian Slater described this movie to his co-star Al Madrigal as "a cash-grab." See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Nicole enters the hotel room after Samantha kills the goon, the door light flashes red, which only happens when the key is invalid, yet in the next shot she is seen opening the door. See more »

Quotes

Boone: I couldn't help but overhear you guys talking. I understand you're an agent?
Martin: That's right.
Boone: I got this idea for a book. It's a cookbook with recipes for couples in trouble.
Martin: Who else knows about this?
Boone: Nobody. Well, a few, but they're not around anymore.
Martin: Let's keep it that way. Martin Rivera. Nice to meet ya.
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References Going My Way (1944) See more »

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Our Love
Written by David Swirsky
Published by Babycat Music (BMI)/
DeMartini Music (BMI)
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Was this supposed to be funny?
16 September 2009 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I could understand if this was a funny crime film where all the villains are cartoonish bumblers. This is played for real. We have Slater, a con-author who tells everyone how to run their lives but has made a ruin of his own. He runs afoul of Gooding, playing a prissy, effeminate, yet somehow feared smuggler of all kinds of stuff and his gang of over-age thugs. The head thug is a dead ringer for Patrick Troughton, the second actor to play Dr. Who. As such its hard to take him too seriously. The others are kind of old to be slapping people around. Yet, this gang is talented: they manage to shoot people, beat up men and women savagely, shoot up a hotel, crash their car, all in broad daylight and in public without attracting the attention of a single cop. And, like the evil killer in a slasher movie, they are unstoppable. No matter how fast or where Slater runs, how well he hides, how many people are witnesses, the crooks always catch him and beat him up. After a while the chase scenes become pointless since you know Slater is doomed from the start. And no matter how savagely he or his girlfriends are thrashed, a minute later they are just fine, broken ribs and fractured jaws forgotten, with maybe a little cut on the forehead to address. If the film had been played as a take-off on other gangster films, it could have been funny and entertaining. As it is, it's a plot hole ridden mess. Maybe I'm too critical. Others seem to enjoy it.


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