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Delusion (1991)

A man who has just embezzled money from his company is driving through the Nevada desert. He picks up a pretty girl and her seemingly goofy boyfriend. The girl is a Las Vegas showgirl and ... See full summary »

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Carl Colpaert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Metzler ... George O'Brien
Jennifer Rubin ... Patti (as Jennifer Rubin-LaBoe)
Kyle Secor ... Chevy
Jerry Orbach ... Larry
Robert Costanzo ... Myron Sales
Tracey Walter ... Bus Ticket Cashier
Barbara Alyn Woods ... Julie
Amanda Horan Kennedy ... Carly (as Barbra Horan)
Angelina Fiordellisi ... Biker Girl (as Angelina Fiordelissi)
Raymond Singer ... Jim
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Cop
Kevin West ... Thug #1
Darryl Cox ... Thug #2
Bob McCracken ... Thug #3
Pat Reilly Pat Reilly ... Thug #4
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Storyline

A man who has just embezzled money from his company is driving through the Nevada desert. He picks up a pretty girl and her seemingly goofy boyfriend. The girl is a Las Vegas showgirl and the boyfriend turns out to be a professional killer, and he has no intention of letting the motorist finish the trip. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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She only wanted love. But money's better than nothing.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mirage See more »

Filming Locations:

Amargosa Valley, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$233,488
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cineville See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Feature directorial debut of Carl Colpaert. See more »

Crazy Credits

Special thanks are given to B-actress and "Halloween" costar P.J. Soles in the end credits See more »

Soundtracks

Vegas Skies
Music by Rex Taylor Smith
Lyrics by Kyle Secor
Engineered by Charles Poilard
© 1990 Cineville Records Inc.
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Criminal Activity and the Idiots Who Endure It
14 March 2004 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

Delusion is not a bad rendition of modern film noir, but it could be a WHOLE lot better if the characters in this movie were not so stupid, particularly the main character.

The jist of it is that a head executive of a computer company makes off with a hefty amount of cash after a company takeover. On his way to Reno, he runs into two very strange people who claim they need a lift to town. As it turns out, these people were expecting him because one of them have a contract out on the executive's life.

I say the characters are idiots because, and this especially goes for the main character (the executive), there is always ample opportunity for either one to kill another (there are many time when the executive and his hired killer both have guns to each other's heads) or for one person to get away (particularly the girl who's joined up with the killer. Except, no one ever seems to take that very fortunate opportunity, and so it becomes a very frustrating story to watch, knowing that the plot only continues because of idiotic hesitancy. I blame the writers for that, trying to fill in the wholes with impractical luck. Good modern film noir may give a slight opportuntity for getting away, but if the person decides to take it very quickly, they should be met with resistance equally quickly.

The story is nothing new. It's pretty much about a few cold-hearted murderers and one sleazy executive after a trunkload of cash, each pushed to the limit on what they're willing to do for the money. Typical film noir material.

But I think for many to enjoy this one, you'd just have to like trash crime and mystery tales, or enjoy the actors who appear in the film.


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