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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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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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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 »


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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.

The 1970s pop sensations The Captain and Tennille lived in this house in the 1970s. 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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A subtle Masterpiece
9 February 2002 | by MarkusOtzakSee all my reviews

If you like subtle psychological dramas/thrillers this is a movie for you. Those who want to see an ordinary sex'n'crime erotic thriller surely will not understand this movie, as Colin Firth obviously did when he called it "rubbish". But Jennifer Rubin is the real star of the movie anyway. She is such a brilliant and beautiful actress! Along with the twisting and turning storyline, that gets more and more psychological and makes you think about yourself, the wonderful directing, photography and especially the music make this movie a masterpiece. Also the small parts are very good, especially Belinda Waymouth is terrific in her small scene. I hope it gets released on DVD soon, and a soundtrack album would be a dream coming true!!


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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

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Production Co:

Playmaker Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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