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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 house used for the filming location is known as "The Eagle's Nest" and it's north of LA in Chatsworth, CA. It sold for only $1,800,000 in 2013, after being on the market for 6 years. It was originally listed for $9.5 mill.

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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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Phsycotic, keeps you guessing, Thriller
9 February 2005 | by firthfantasticSee all my reviews

After reading the terrible reviews of this movie, including comments said to be quoted from Colin, I almost didn't bother to add this film to my Firth Film collection, however being the Firth Fan which I am, intrigue got the better of me!

To my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It had suspense,drama and intrigue and V.sexy Colin scene's. The plot kept me guessing right until the end credits and I felt that once one got past Jennifer Rubens opening scene's that the actress played her role convincingly. Colin was as brilliant as ever and its great to see him play a character from the 'Dark side', a 'chill went down my spine' and after watching this I can't wait to see Colins recent film 'Trauma'soon to be out on DVD.

OK, perhaps it 'wasn't a film that was 'in your face' so to speak and one couldn't 'go to sleep on the plot',especially towards the end as there was a lot going on, but that was what I liked about it, the acting was subtle, thankfully not overdone (like many suspense thrillers), this made the film all the more chilling to watch. One just couldn't second guess what Colins character (Ross Talbert), or for that matter Jennifer Rubens character(Jamie Harris) was going to do next, and there were quite a few surprises in store, I sat on the edge of my seat throughout, with a cushion handy!!

Personally I am very glad that I watched 'Playmaker' and I shall certainly rewind and view again. I think that any Firth Fan would benefit from watching this film, if they didn't like the plot then just watch Colin ;-))


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