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Playmaker (1994)

A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.

Director:

Yuri Zeltser

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Kathryn Nemesh (story), Darren Block (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Colin Firth ... Ross Talbert / Michael Condren
Jennifer Rubin ... Jamie Harris
John Getz ... Eddie
Jeff Perry ... Allen
Arthur Taxier ... Detective Chassman
Dean Norris ... Detective Marconi
Belinda Waymouth Belinda Waymouth ... Angie
Diane Robin ... Terry
Stephen Polk ... Director
Alice Kushida Alice Kushida ... Casting Assistant
Clare Kirkconnell ... Realtor
William James Shaw William James Shaw ... Script Delivery Person
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Storyline

A talented young actress seeks the professional help of an acting coach. But he seems quite odd, and she finds files of other pupils murdered by him. As he tries to kill her to, she shoots him. As the police arrive at the scene a different corpse is lying dead on the ground, which seems to be the real teacher. As she fell in some sort of love with the false teacher, she tries to find him, and discovers that he was just an actor like herself, and that she is just a puppet on a string in a perverse and bizarre story... Written by Lukas Fichtinger <lfichtin@htlbraunau.asn-linz.ac.at>

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Passion. Seduction. Betrayal. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1995 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Date - Eine tödliche Verabredung See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Playmaker Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The producer (Peter Samuelson) saw two people standing on a corner holding a sign "looking for money for movie". Their story was used as a basic for the screenplay. See more »

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In the darkroom Ross takes a print directly from the developer and hangs it up without using the stop bath or fixer. When exposed to light, the print would turn black after several seconds. See more »

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Possibly the best movie I've ever seen..
21 January 2000 | by lidercSee all my reviews

This mystery/psychological-thriller is I think one of the best I've ever seen. All the actors give a wonderful performance, especially Jennifer Rubin as Jamie Harris, who changes from the nervous starlet in the beginning through the strange events she is part of to the cool star. You learn a lot about the real inside emotions of people in this movie, and a lot about the movie business itself. The movie in movie situations in the beginning and through the game that is played with her by the "acting coach" are fascinating. Also the music by Mark Snow is possibly the best score I've ever heard. You won't forget this movie!


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