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Forbidden Games (1995)

When the head of a prominent modeling agency dies under suspicious circumstances, there are more than enough likely suspects - but no evidence. Michael Brandon, ex-Justice Department golden... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Holzman

Writer:

Edward Holzman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Griggs ... Michael Brandon
Lesli Kay ... Shannon Douglas
Gail Thackray ... Tonya Douglas (as Gail Harris)
Amy Weber ... Shauna
Elizabeth Sandifer Elizabeth Sandifer ... Rachel
Ashlie Rhey ... Trish
Jefferson Wagner Jefferson Wagner ... Charles Douglas
Aleksandra Kaniak ... Amber
Beckie Mullen ... Linda (as Becky Mullen)
Liat Goodson Liat Goodson ... Beth
Edward Holzman ... Deputy D.A. Ron Taylor
Cindy Daguerre Cindy Daguerre ... Model
Griffin Drew ... Model
Melissa Dutton Melissa Dutton ... Model
Leslie Hunt Leslie Hunt ... Model
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Storyline

When the head of a prominent modeling agency dies under suspicious circumstances, there are more than enough likely suspects - but no evidence. Michael Brandon, ex-Justice Department golden boy now on the skids, is hired to find the killer. His investigation leads to a simmering world of sensuous women, where seduction is a way of life, and the games people play are always sexual - and sometimes deadly.

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Fantasy was the start. Murder was the finish.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic sexuality, and for language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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When Charles gets his chest shaved, the same footage of the razor scraping his chest is shown three times. See more »

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Eyes of Coal
Written by Randy Morgan & Mike Morris
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Smarter and more ambitious than a lot of these 'erotic' thrillers, but still not very good.
15 April 2012 | by dave13-1See all my reviews

A detective on disability pension is hired to investigate the death of a philanthropist whose heart attack may not have been entirely natural. His widow and former mistress seem eager to co-operate, even a little too eager, and the P.I. is slowly drawn into a web of sex and deceit, familiar territory for this sort of exercise. The difference here is that the mystery plot-line actually works fairly well and follows its own narrative logic to a reasonable conclusion.

The movie also has a pretty posh look, and typically for the genre, tons of eye candy in the form of models in bikinis lounging around the agency pool. Yow! Unfortunately, the acting, scripting and pacing are about par for this type of movie - i.e. terrible - and long stretches of it can be a chore to sit through. The end came as something of a relief, not a positive comment on a movie only 85 minutes long.

Fans of Son of the Beach should note that Forbidden Games features Amy Weber's only nude screen appearance to date, and that alone may give one the impulse to rent it. Try to suppress the urge.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Games See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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