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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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An erotic thriller. It's _not_ about dancing. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Buddy: It ain't the gun that stops us. Huh? We're just chicken shit. See? The lights are on... but nobody's home. Am I right?
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Another dud from the pen of Don Opper!
17 March 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'Slamdance' is a frustrating exercise! A good director (Wayne Wang - 'Smoke') and an interesting cast, led by Tom Hulce ('Amadeus'), are dragged down by a rambling and dull script from actor/writer Don Opper (previously responsible for the inexplicable cult movie 'Android'). All your standard noir elements are here - a sexy blonde with a double life, a hero in way over his head, a murder frame, corruption in the police force and even higher, but Opper manages to make it all so boring you can't wait for it to end!

I mentioned the interesting cast, and that is the only reason for sitting through this. It includes legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton ('Repo Man'), punk rockers turned actors Adam Ant and John Doe ('Boogie Nights'), Robert Beltran ('Eating Raoul') and the too little seen Millie Perkins ('The Shooting'). Virginia Madsen ('The Hot Spot') also appears in flash back only.

'Slamdance'? I'll sit this one out, thank you.


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