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The Art of Dying (1991)

A cinematographer and his assistant are attracting aspiring young actors and actresses by getting them to try out for their movie. Once filming, the evil cameraman actually kills them. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Wings Hauser

Writer:

Joseph Merhi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wings Hauser ... Jack
Kathleen Kinmont ... Holly
Gary Werntz Gary Werntz ... Roscoe
Mitch Hara ... Latin Jerry
Sarah Douglas ... Sara
Michael J. Pollard ... Delbert
Sydney Lassick ... Wallie
Angela Rae Angela Rae ... Summer
T.C. Warner T.C. Warner ... Janet
Jean Levine Jean Levine ... Rita
Henry Brown ... Captain
Tony Longo ... Victor
Pamela Dixon Pamela Dixon ... Wilma (as Pam Dixon)
Mary Bond Davis Mary Bond Davis ... Jessie
Michael Easton ... Bobby
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A cinematographer and his assistant are attracting aspiring young actors and actresses by getting them to try out for their movie. Once filming, the evil cameraman actually kills them. The detective on the case has his hands full trying to help out runaways with stars in their eyes. When some of the people he knows turn up dead, he takes it personally, and as he gets closer to the truth his girlfriend is endangered. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Arte de Morrer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Roscoe: Ow! Stop shooting me!
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Wings Hauser plays "Dirty Harry" .......
13 August 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Wings Hauser is in full "Dirty Harry" mode, not respecting his superiors, getting himself suspended, putting his partners welfare last, and apprehending criminals while breaking every police rule in the book. The basic story involves two gay freaks who turn acting parts into body parts, luring innocent would be actors and actresses into their snuff film. "The Art of Dying" certainly has a high sleaze factor, but the story is marginal at best. Although Hauser's ego is constantly being stroked with numerous sex scenes, much of the film lacks the action necessary to move things forward. There are a few moments of humor, such as when Wings tells his girlfriend "You're like a one night stand that never goes away." Not bad of it's type. - MERK


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