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Terminal Bliss (1990)

R | | Drama | 6 March 1992 (USA)
Two adolescent children of wealthy parents deal with the emotional travails of spoiled youth by indulging in self destructive behaviour including but not limited to drugs, parties and teen ... See full summary »

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Jordan Alan

Writer:

Jordan Alan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Owen Tim Owen ... Alex Golden
Luke Perry ... John Hunter
Estee Chandler ... Stevie Bradley
Sonia Curtis ... Kirsten Davis
Micah Grant Micah Grant ... Bucky O'Connell
Alexis Arquette ... Craig Murphy
Heather Jones Challenge Heather Jones Challenge ... Tanya Bradley
Susan Nichols Susan Nichols ... Judy Golden
Bruce Taylor Bruce Taylor ... Jack Hunter
Susan Satoris Susan Satoris ... Lynn Hunter
Ann Pierce Ann Pierce ... Mrs. Highton
George Grey George Grey ... Guidance Counselor
Roy Lind Roy Lind ... Andrew Hillier
Scott Kerr Scott Kerr ... Republican
Peter Syrett Peter Syrett ... Maitre'd
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Storyline

Two adolescent children of wealthy parents deal with the emotional travails of spoiled youth by indulging in self destructive behaviour including but not limited to drugs, parties and teen sex. Friends John (Luke Perry) and Alex (Timothy Owen) deal with issues of betrayal involving Alex'a girlfriend Stevie (Estee Chandler).

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Plot Keywords:

wealthy | rape | independent film | See All (3) »

Taglines:

He had everything, but nothing was enough

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language, sex and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In order to break out of his teen heartthrob typecast, Perry accepted this role amidst, his hiatus during the first season he appeared in 90210. See more »

Soundtracks

Pretend
Written by Baker, Baker, & Kamarauskas
Performed by Word of Honor
Published by Dogfight Music
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Compelling in its cliches
17 October 2002 | by BBmanDawnSee all my reviews

While ultimately a standard expose on the rich and decadent lifestyles of disaffected youth in an affluent environment that at times resembles a poor facsimile of Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero, "Bliss" nevertheless comes through with some unique characters and solid acting. Perry is a far cry from Dylan McKay and once again shows his talents far outweigh the gloriously contrived 90210. Pic partially follows the downward spiral of his character who was given everything and still takes it for granted, especially his friendship with the Tim Owens character. Oddly a lot of the actors haven't done anything since this movie, which is surprising since some seemed to have legitimate talent. A good early 90s teen movie that left me satisfied but not entirely happy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó nyár See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$215,500, 8 March 1992

Gross USA:

$215,500

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,500
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Company Credits

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Distant Horizon See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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