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Public Access (1993)

Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable ... See full summary »

Director:

Bryan Singer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Marquette ... Whiley Pritcher
Bert Williams Bert Williams ... Bob Hodges
Leigh Hunt Leigh Hunt ... Intersect Host
John Renshaw John Renshaw ... Jock Talk Host
Jessie Jessie ... Jock
Jennifer McManus Jennifer McManus ... Receptionist
Brandon Boyce ... Kevin Havey
Dina Brooks Dina Brooks ... Rachel
Craig Stovall Craig Stovall ... Cameraman #1
Bruce Germaine Bruce Germaine ... Cameraman #2
Margaret Kerry ... Marge
Elizabeth Ince ... Tatting Tales / Our Town Caller
Charles Kavanaugh Charles Kavanaugh ... Mayor Breyer
Randall Slavin Randall Slavin ... Pudd
Liz Dilts Liz Dilts ... Lisa
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Storyline

Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable TV show with the question "what's wrong with Brewster?", there surely can't be any deep dark secrets in the town that are just waiting to come to the surface - or can there? And when the question becomes "who's wrong with Brewster?" things start getting seriously nasty Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Is it wise to talk to strangers?

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, brief sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dimosios katigoros See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film was shot in 18 days for US$250,000. See more »

Quotes

Bob Hodges: Do you do drugs?
Whiley Pritcher: Does Tylenol count?
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Connections

Referenced in An Interview with John Ottman (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

RACHEL MY DEAR
Music and Lyrics by Paul Todisco
Performed by Ted Raimi
Arrangement by Trevor Rhodes
(c) 1991 Paul Todisco
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Subtle, Disquieting Story
24 April 2000 | by Mitch-38See all my reviews

Drifter rolls into town, and by way of a local access TV show, begins to touch nerves in smug "Smalltown, USA."

Ron Marquette delivers a very strong performance as Whiley Pritcher, the enigmatic drifter. His portrayal is a mix of thoughtfulness and menace.

The director, Bryan Singer, tells the story, slowly, deliberately, layer by layer. A keen eye for rhythm and pacing, for the building of suspense. I found the film a strong cautionary message, for those who foolishly abide blind faith in our elected "leaders."

Compared to his future endeavors, PUBLIC ACCESS is lighter in intensity, yet still strong in effect.


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