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Dark Side of Genius (1994)

Julian Jons is a talented but troubled young artist. He has just been released from an asylum, where he has spent the last seven years for the murder of Anna, his girlfriend/model. ... See full summary »


Phedon Papamichael


Frederick Stroppel (as Frederick J. Stroppel)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brent David Fraser ... Julian Jons
Finola Hughes ... Jennifer Cole
Glenn Shadix ... Leon Bennini
Moon Unit Zappa ... Carrie
Patrick Richwood ... John Barnard
Tina Cote Tina Cote ... Anna / Kristi
Patrick Bauchau ... Sherman McPhee
Seymour Cassel ... Samuel Rourke
D.J. Harder D.J. Harder ... Pascal
Gina Mari Gina Mari ... Naomi
Henry Harris Henry Harris ... Detective
G-Jo Reed G-Jo Reed ... Police Officer
Laura Zuckerman Laura Zuckerman ... Office Worker #1
Jennifer Chahinian Jennifer Chahinian ... Officer Worker #2
Stacy Mosso Stacy Mosso ... Bennini's Girlfriend #1


Julian Jons is a talented but troubled young artist. He has just been released from an asylum, where he has spent the last seven years for the murder of Anna, his girlfriend/model. Attempting to start painting again, he is pursued by journalist Jennifer Cole, who is intrigued by this complex, brooding man. Against the backdrop of the modern art world, she begins to dig into the past, fully aware that it holds painful memories for Julian, and perhaps danger for herself. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Creating an erotic masterpiece can be murder.








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August 1994 (Canada) See more »

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I skoteini plevra tou pathous See more »

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Second directorial effort for noted cinematographer Phedon Papamichael who debuted in 1992 with a Showtime original thriller "Sketch Artist." See more »


Featured in Katarina's Nightmare Theater: Dark Side of Genius (2013) See more »

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Hidden gem
7 December 2003 | by lidercSee all my reviews

Rsoonsa's review here says it all. A really underrated movie that is of a better quality than most of the mainstream trash. If you want to see a movie that shares this movies fate try to get a look at `Playmaker' (starring Jennifer Rubin). Both movies have no flawless script, of course, but on the other hand there are so much big-budget productions out with really atrocious scripts that those two movies I'm talking about stand out not only because of their scripts, but also because of the quality of their directing, photography, acting and music.

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