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City Girl (1984)

A young woman photographer engaged to be married to a businessman investigates a cult in the local club scene. By living out some of her sexual fantasies she faces the truth about her life and helps one of the cult's victims escape.

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... Anne
Joe Mastroianni ... Joey
Carole McGill ... Gracie
... Tim
James Carrington ... Steve
Lawrence K. Philips ... The stripper
Geraldine Baron ... Monica
... Rose
Janice Green ... Sugar
... Ira
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Alan (Anne's Agent)
... Man in Hotel
Shelley Hoffman ... Gwen
Anne Holloway ... Woman Fighter
Guy Lefebvre ... Manager
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A young woman photographer engaged to be married to a businessman investigates a cult in the local club scene. By living out some of her sexual fantasies she faces the truth about her life and helps one of the cult's victims escape.

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17 February 1984 (West Germany)  »

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CAD 650,000 (estimated)
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Not a half-baked serial killer story ... it's actually great
11 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

The video cover makes it look a very trashy thriller - which it is not at all. It's about the life and times of Anne, a young and ambitious photographer. The style is very light and natural. The actors are convincing, 'real' types - Laura Harrington is especially good. Shot in Toronto I believe and set there too, which makes a nice change.

The ending is not so good, frankly. But the rest more than makes up for this. The subjects explored are unusual. Some great scenes and characters. A menage a trois after a party is depicted with such awkward truth that it's very funny - with a sting in the tail. The sequence where Anne photographs a stripper is filled with energy. A fascinating experience. The soundtrack's really good too.


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