A screenwriter is sent to Mexico to develop a story that can be used to wrap up a movie presently in production. Given a very short time allotment, the writer immerses himself in the ... See full summary »

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David Marconi

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David Marconi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Ferrer ... Charlie Pope
Leilani Sarelle ... Natalie Caldwell (as Leilani Sarelle Ferrer)
Henry Silva ... Detective Topo
Tony Denison ... Noel Guzmann (as Anthony John Denison)
Tim Thomerson ... Steve Mobley
Harvey Fierstein ... Bob Lakin
Michael M. Vendrell Michael M. Vendrell ... Vent
Matt Clark ... Hank
Randy Walker ... Border Guard
Mario Iván Martínez ... Alex
Angélica Aragón ... Dr. Emma
Juan Antonio Llanes ... Hotel Clerk
José Lavat ... Doctor
Jorge Zepeda Jorge Zepeda ... Officer Morales
Alejandro Bracho Alejandro Bracho ... Kind Eyes
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Storyline

A screenwriter is sent to Mexico to develop a story that can be used to wrap up a movie presently in production. Given a very short time allotment, the writer immerses himself in the seamier side of a Mexican beach resort, but soon finds himself involved in a 'body organ for profit' operation. Drugged, he has one of his own kidneys removed, and then, with a woman he isn't sure he can trust, he sets out to expose the ring... with quite a surprise ending for the viewer. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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They stole one of his kidneys. Now they've come for the other one. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, and for violence and language | See all certifications »
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George Clooney is credited with the small role of "Lip Syncing Transvestite" in this movie. Clooney, who was two years away from his breakthrough role in ER (1994), was still a struggling actor in LA, doing guest-starring and semi-regular roles on shows like Roseanne (1988) and The Golden Girls (1985). This movie's lead actor, Miguel Ferrer, is Clooney's first Cousin (Ferrer is the son of Clooney's father's sister, Rosemary Clooney). See more »

Quotes

Steve Mobley: Another shitty day in paradise.
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The Elephant Song
Performed by Sky Cries Mary
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a good one
1 April 2001 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

Good suspense and writing anchor this otherwise routine thriller about a writer who lives out the urban legend of waking up without a kidney while investigating a series of murders in Mexico. He soon finds himself running for his life. (and his other kidney!) Average at best, you might like it. Miguel Ferrer gives a good performance.

** 1/2 out of ****


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La cosecha See more »

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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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