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Frisk (1995)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | 22 March 1996 (USA)
A first person narrative of the exploits of a gay serial killer in deeply disturbing, controversial drama about violence, sexuality, and the imagination. Dennis, the main character, whose ... See full summary »

Director:

Todd Verow

Writers:

Dennis Cooper (novel), Jim Dwyer | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gunther Michael Gunther ... Dennis
Craig Chester ... Henry
Michael Stock Michael Stock ... Uhrs
Raoul O'Connell Raoul O'Connell ... Kevin
Jaie Laplante Jaie Laplante ... Julian
Parker Posey ... Ferguson
James Lyons James Lyons ... Gypsy Pete
Alexis Arquette ... Punk (victim #3)
Michael Waite ... Gary
Alyssa Wendt Alyssa Wendt ... Susan
Mark Ewert Mark Ewert ... Young Dennis / Jan (victim #1) / Young Boy in park (victim #4)
Dustin Schell Dustin Schell ... Snuff Photographer
Michael Wilson Michael Wilson ... Party Goer
Paul B. Riley Paul B. Riley ... Party Goer
Donald Mosner Donald Mosner ... Party Goer
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A first person narrative of the exploits of a gay serial killer in deeply disturbing, controversial drama about violence, sexuality, and the imagination. Dennis, the main character, whose lead we follow on this path between what is real and what we can only hope is surreal. His friends attempt to determine if he's truly a psychopath. The story, is told in the form of a succession of ritual-like murders, comes to life through the letters he writes to his sometime lover and best friend Julian and the object of his desire, Julian's younger brother, Kevin. The film is set in an erotic world of sado-masochism and portrays the sexual appetites of a young man for whom killing and engorging the victim become the ultimate thrill. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The San Francisco gay film festival, Frameline, came to a chaotic close in 1995,when the disturbing serial killer thriller caused catcalls and walkouts. See more »

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Fascinating but ultimately pointless
18 August 2001 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

This is another of those art films that goes nowhere but gets there in style. This film is gritty and fascinating in a sick, can't help but look at the car wreck on the highway sort of way. It's not bad enough to turn off so you keep watching hoping that sanity will be restored. It won't be but you watch nonetheless.


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Official Sites:

Official Website

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frisk See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,110, 24 March 1996

Gross USA:

$87,433

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,433
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Bangor Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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