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Ari (Kevin Bacon) and Sam (Kyra Sedgwick), have incendiary sex a lot and burn down apartment blocks, wig-wams, etc...

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Ari
Kyra Sedgwick ... Sam
Bruce Payne ... Liam (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
Kristin Dattilo ... Pia
Buckley Norris ... Dr. Weiss
Deborah Falconer ... Rivkah
David Pressman ... Carlton
Raymond O'Connor ... Fireman
Byrne Piven Byrne Piven ... Rabbi Lichenstein
Ernie Lee Banks ... Wee Willie
Mickey Jones ... Wisconsin Del
Bo Sharon Bo Sharon ... Cowboy Young 'Un
Daniel Ben Wilson Daniel Ben Wilson ... Indian Young 'Un
Jeff Silverman Jeff Silverman ... Lawyer
William John Murphy William John Murphy ... Neal (as William J. Murphy)
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Storyline

As soon as they meet Ari and Sam get into a pretty passionate - and combustible - relationship. Indeed, the scenes of their rendezvous often seem reminiscent of the Chicago Fire. But the course of true flaming lust never runs true, and as they try to handle their all-consuming passion their two best friends endlessly meet to compare notes on developments. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ari & Sam See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Act III Communications See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick also appeared in Lemon Sky (1988), Murder in the First (1995), The Woodsman (2004), Cavedweller (2004), and Loverboy (2005). See more »

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Quotes

Ari: Would you like...
Sam: To fuck?
Ari: No, a drink.
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Connections

References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me
Written by Mac Davis
Performed by Kevin Bacon
Published by Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc.
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Not as bad as I thought it would be.

I thought it would be cheesy and corny, and I wasn't far wrong. It starts out that way. The movie can be divided into thirds. First the corn-ball contrivance of having a fire start every time they make love. Perhaps it was obvious to everyone that no one can stomach 90 minutes of THAT. So fortunately it evolves into a romantic comedy where the two lovers are seen bouncing off friends (and their lovers), colleagues, therapists. There are no family members, which is just as well because such characters would probably over-complicate things. In the last third it becomes a "relationship" movie. This is totally a lightweight fluff piece, but there are enough snippets of pseudo-clever, mildly amusing dialogue and almost charming, quirky characters to give the viewer the sense that the time wasn't completely wasted. Similar to Singles except the scenes are less well connected and fail to hit target as often. That and the fact that Singles is about several relationships, any one of which was more interesting than Kevin's and Kyra's in Pyrates.


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