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Slam Dance (1987)

An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit.

Director:

Wayne Wang

Writer:

Don Keith Opper (as Don Opper)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hulce ... C.C. Drood
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Helen Drood
Virginia Madsen ... Yolanda Caldwell
Don Keith Opper ... Buddy (as Don Opper)
Adam Ant ... Jim Campbell
Harry Dean Stanton ... Det. Benjamin Smiley
John Doe ... Det. John Gilbert
Millie Perkins ... Bobby Nye
Herta Ware Herta Ware ... Mrs. Raines
Judith Barsi ... Bean
Robert Beltran ... Frank
Rosalind Chao ... Mrs. Margaret Bell
Sasha Delgado Sasha Delgado ... Girl at Nursery
Joshua Caceras Joshua Caceras ... Boy at Nursery
Marty Levy Marty Levy ... Detective
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Storyline

A cartoonist who had an affair with a girl who is murdered gets himself embroiled in a high-level cover-up of a sex scandal involving his lover. By using his artistic talent to try and reconstruct the scandal, he attracts attention to himself by the people involved, and becomes a target himself. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Hot kiss. Cold sweat. Last chance. Slamdance. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slamdance See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$406,881
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lisa Niemi (playing Miss Schell) had to do the scene in which Drood crashes in on her dead body twice, once naked for the movie and once wearing underwear for the trailer, so that the trailer could be rated for all audiences. See more »

Quotes

Jim Campbell: Helen...
Helen Drood: Drop dead.
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Connections

Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

High Hopes
Written and Performed by Tim Scott
Produced by Mitchell Froom
Courtesy of Geffen Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Not as bad as Leonard Maltin thinks
25 June 2005 | by GlimmerTwin87See all my reviews

I caught this movie on cable late one night and was pleasantly surprised. I found it to be entertaining and even a bit suspenseful in a 'Memento' sort of way. Adam Ant has some good comic relief and Tom Hulce is very satisfactory in the lead role. If you are looking for a sleeper at the local video store, check this one out. It appears at times to be a low-budget, late 80's type of film, but sometimes that is not a bad thing at all. I gave/give this film a solid 7 out of 10, and I recommend it for viewing. Two or three cocktails is a nice beginning to this steady film. The only real drawback is the heavy, who comes off as so wimpy that Virginia Madsen could take him out, but hey, that is just my opinion.


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