Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.Written by
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Christopher Reeve and John Travolta were offered the lead role of Julian but both in the end turned it down. Reeve was supposedly offered US $1 million to play the title role. Travolta originally accepted the part then revoked it. Reportedly, according to the 18th June 1979 edition of 'Playgirl' magazine, Reeve was offered a paycheck of US $1 million to play the part of Julian Kay which in the end was cast with Richard Gere. The same reported that Gere's salary on this picture was US $350,00 plus back-end percentage points from the picture's box-office profits. Earlier, the 18th January 1978 edition of 'The Los Angeles Times' had announced that Travolta, when he was attached to the project, would be starring in this film for a salary of US $2 million. See more »
When Julian and Anne are talking on the beach, the positions of the sun and shadows on them change between shots, indicating that the shots were taken at different times. See more »
Why me? Why did you pick me?
Because you were framable. You've stepped on too many toes. Nobody ever cared about you. I never even liked you much myself.
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ABC edited 21 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more »
It's hard to precisely depict the impact of the smoky undertow of 1980s LA mores on the emotional and cultural landscape of the city, but Richard Gere's subversive topsy-turvy solo show comes close. Weird, well-shot and intriguing. The queasy feeling it leaves is hard to remove even days later. A/A-
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