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Vamping (1984)

R | | Drama | September 1984 (USA)
A down on his luck saxophonist agrees to help rob the home of a rich widow, then he unexpectedly falls for the woman.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Duffy ... Harry Baranski
Catherine Hyland Catherine Hyland ... Diane Anderson
Rod Arrants Rod Arrants ... Raymond O'Brien
Fred A. Keller Fred A. Keller ... Fat Man
Polli Magaro Polli Magaro ... Waitress
David Booze David Booze ... Benjamin
Jed Cooper Jed Cooper ... Lennie
Steven Gilborn ... Jimmy
John McCurry John McCurry ... Sam
Wendel Meldrum ... Rita
Henry Stram Henry Stram ... Deacon
Natalija Nogulich ... Julie (as Natalia Nogulich)
Rajmund Fleszar Rajmund Fleszar ... Old Man
Frank O'Hara Frank O'Hara ... Old Man
Isabel Price Isabel Price ... Matron


A down on his luck saxophonist agrees to help rob the home of a rich widow, then he unexpectedly falls for the woman.

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saxophone | buffalo | broke | jazz | heist | See All (6) »


Too much passion can be a deadly thing




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Not Too Bad, But Not Very Good, Either
11 May 2005 | by johnboy1See all my reviews

This film starts off fine, but fails along the way. Duffy does his best, but he lacks the proper edginess to pull off his character. Someone like Willem Defoe or James Woods would have been far better in the role. Hyland is attractive, but hardly sexy or pretty enough to drive Duffy's character to distraction.

The finale is simply ridiculous. What person would commit such an act in broad daylight, in a city park? Any intelligent person would have done it indoors, hidden from public view.

Anyone expecting a lighthearted sexual romp starring Dallas's Bobby will be in for a shock. It's quite the opposite. He's put on a few extra pounds and seems in constant need of a bath. It seems odd to me that any man who is as attracted to the woman as he, would allow himself to remain as scroungy as Duffy's character. It just doesn't make any sense.

Don't expect any happy endings, and it might be worth a look, just to see Patrick Duffy play against type.

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September 1984 (USA) See more »

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Improwizacja See more »

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Buffalo, New York, USA

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The Vamping Company See more »
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