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Special Effects (1984)

A director makes a movie based on a murder he committed.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Andrea Wilcox / Elaine Bernstein (as Zoe Tamerlis)
... Neville
... Keefe Waterman
Kevin O'Connor ... Det. Lt.Philip Delroy
Bill Oland ... Det. Vickers
... Leon Gruskin (as Richard Greene)
Steven Pudenz ... Wiesanthal
Heidi Bassett ... Neville's Asst. Director
John Woehrle ... Studio Executive (as John Woerhle)
Kitty Summerall ... Andrea's Roommate
Kris Evans ... Cosmetician
Mike Alpert ... Taxi Driver
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Storyline

Reality and illusion collide in this thriller about a megalomaniacal movie director who murders a young would-be actress, then sets about making a feature about the deed, casting the dead woman's clueless husband as the patsy, and finding a dead ringer to play the part of the dead actress. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Andrea was dying to get in the movies ... See more »

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16 November 1984 (USA)  »

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Cutting Room  »

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One of the head shots Neville and Detective Delroy look through is Dustin Hoffman as Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie See more »

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Andreas hair changes from wavy to curly in each scene See more »

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Neville: Like I always say, I don't know what I like until I see it. And then I *know* I don't like.
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References Tootsie (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Just A Face (But Just The Same)
Performed by David Snider and The Defiel Band
Music and Lyrics by Michael Minard
©1984 Minard Music Company-ASCAP
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Hitchcockian film, as done by Cohen...
13 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Nicely twisted and rather unpredictable thriller, with a very interesting character played by Bogosian. Worth a check...


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