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The Foreigner (1978)

European secret agent Max Menace arrives in New York City, waiting for his contact to tell him his assignment. He becomes entangled with an assortment of odd characters and situations, but never learns why he's there.

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Eric Mitchell ... Max Menace
Anya Phillips ... Doll
Patti Astor ... Fili Harlow
... Dee Trik (as Deborah Harry)
... Zazu Weather (as Terens Séverine)
Robin Crutchfield ... Fido Hex
Kitty Sondern ... Kit Bag
Duncan Hannah ... King Bag / Shake
Steven Kramer ... Mouse
Susan Morris ... Mo Bag
... Amos Nitrate
David Forshtay ... For Bag
Pusante Byzantium ... Skratch / Rumanian
Ana Marton ... Fullee / Rumanian
Chirine El Khadem ... Mr. Kool
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European secret agent Max Menace arrives in New York City, waiting for his contact to tell him his assignment. He becomes entangled with an assortment of odd characters and situations, but never learns why he's there.

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Max Menace: When we dream that we dream, we are beginning to wake up.
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New Wave cinema in all its...um...glory?
28 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

New Wave cinema in all its...um...glory? This mediocre "art" film follows the foreigner, a one Max Menace, as he quotes Hesse in a non-descript European accent, and runs around the streets of NYC, on the lam from...someone--it's not quite clear. The best part of this film is without a doubt the rag-tag gang of punks that are chasing our hero, that is, when they're not busy banging their heads on the wall or playing with knives. Then there's the appearences of late '70's NY icons like Debbie Harry, Anya Phillips, Pati Astor, and punk venue CBGB's, which are the only reasons why I sat through this mess in the first place. How can such an exciting philosophy as existentialism, produce such boring art? P.S.Watch out for the Cramps (as the 'Erasers') blasphemous version of the Iggy/Bowie tune "Fun Time".


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