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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 »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

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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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Gross USA:

$406,881
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wayne Wang tried to get his name off the picture after creative interference from the producers. See more »

Quotes

Drood: Fugitive elf!
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Connections

Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

My Heart At Thy Voice
from the opera "Samson et Dalila" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by Adelaide Sinclair and Nolan Van Way
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Another classic from the pen of Don Opper
14 June 2000 | by Sic CoyoteSee all my reviews

Maybe I am biased when I say that as I only rented this out because Don Opper wrote it and played a part. But that's only because he's good at what he does. Five years after writing and staring in the classic film Android he made this downbeat conspiracy mystery which has a good handful of funny bits stuck in for good measure. A woman is dead and the police are suspectful of an artist who called into the police after escaping from some strange guys with guns. The plot is slowly revealed as to what is going on. Although this movie doesn't really have enough twists in it than it should have had it is still rock solid entertainment, why Adam Ant is in there as the artist's mate I'll never know. Rent it out and see what you think. 7 out of 10


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