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Model by Day (1994)

Lady X is a woman who works during the day as a model but turns into a fighter for justice at night with the help of her karate master Chang.

Director:

Christian Duguay

Writers:

Kevin J. Taylor (characters in book "Model by Day"), Jeph Loeb (as Joseph Loeb III) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Famke Janssen ... Lex / Lady X
Stephen Shellen ... Lt. Eddie Walker
Clark Johnson ... Master Chang
Traci Lind ... Jae
Kim Coates ... Tommy Nolan
Nigel Bennett ... Nicholai
Von Flores Von Flores ... Johnny Lee
David Hemblen ... Captain
Shannon Tweed ... Shannon
Sean Young ... Mercedes
Louis Di Bianco ... Yuri
Henriette Ivanans ... Assistant
Jefferson Mappin ... Adam
Santino Buda Santino Buda ... Franco
Tony De Santis ... Erickson
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Lady X is a woman who works during the day as a model but turns into a fighter for justice at night with the help of her karate master Chang.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

21 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Modelo See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Famke Janssen has said she would rather forget this movie. See more »

Connections

References Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Do It
performed by Teknicolor Raincoats
written by Shaun Bowring
© 1993 EMI April Music (Canada) Ltd.
Published 1993 Echosphere
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A dud mostly, but it has its redeeming qualities
6 June 2006 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Model By Day" is not a very good movie: it's clumsily directed, poorly scripted (who could the "mystery opponent" be? Hmmm, look at the cast), the editing is a disaster, roughly 70% of the action appears to have been performed by stunt doubles, and the cinematography is annoyingly soft-focus. What it does offer, however, is Famke Janssen, one of the sexiest actresses alive in my opinion, in a leather outfit and butt-kicking mode. This movie was made one year before "Goldeneye", and I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the people who picked her for the role of Xenia Onatopp had seen her here first: those eyes...those legs...that attitude...and ESPECIALLY that biting of her lower lip that she does so often...watch this movie if only to see her. It also probably served as an inspiration for "Black Scorpion" from 1995 and the subsequent TV series of the same name. (**)


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