A businessman runs for his very life, his life and soul is on the line or so it would seem. But, life is a game.

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A businessman runs for his very life, his life and soul is on the line or so it would seem. But, life is a game.

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The main premise for Trick or Treat centered around the scandal involving Monica Coghlan, a British prostitute, and British Conservative politician Jeffrey Archer in 1987. Although he won a libel case against the Daily Star newspaper, which had alleged that he had sex with her, it was later established, in legal proceeding in 2001, that he had perjured himself in the trial. Archer was jailed for this in July 2001. Coghlan died in a car crash shortly before the second trial and Archer's subsequent conviction. The amount allegedly given by Archer to Coghlan, £2,000, is now known in English slang as "an Archer" - more than the production cost of the film See more »

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Amusingly naughty short
7 October 2009 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

A panic-stricken middle-aged politician (an excellent performance by Barry Lee-Thomas) runs for his very life through a series of desolate back alleys. Meanwhile, the sultry, yet sinister voice of a femme fatale taunts him every step of the way ("You can run, but you can't hide," she repeatedly coos with deliciously devilish aplomb). Writer/director Anthony Straeger whips up a dandy little comedic zinger that's rich in starkly stylish and foreboding noirish atmosphere and builds to a wickedly funny (and kinky) surprise conclusion. The polished cinematography not only makes inspired use of eerie reddish hues, but also boasts plenty of vertiginous whiplash pans and shaky hand-held camera-work which gives the picture an extra edgy intensity. Stuart Heady's spare'n'shivery score likewise does the spine-tingling trick. The luscious Georgina Morris is quite a tasty vision in shiny black leather as a blithely stern and imposing dominatrix. The final closing image is downright hilarious. A real hoot.


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