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Quiet Days in Hollywood (1997)

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Multi-character study of various people, a prostitute, a waitress, a lawyer, a gay actor, whose lives criss-cross each during three days in their lives in Los Angeles.

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Josef Rusnak

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Robert G. Brown (adaptation), Josef Rusnak (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Swank ... Lolita
Peter Dobson ... Peter Blaine
Daryl Mitchell ... Angel
Meta Golding ... Julie
Chad Lowe ... Richard
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Kathy
Bill Cusack ... Bobby
Stephen Mailer ... Patrick
Jake Busey ... Curt
Christina Solis Christina Solis ... Eva
Joe Estevez ... Pick-Up Guy
Scott Colomby ... Eva's Husband
Matt Adler ... Amos
Rebecca Staab ... Amelie
Jeremy Roberts ... Charlie
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Storyline

Lolita is a streetwalker on Hollywood Boulevard. After Lolita and her streetwalker friend, Eva, harass a sleazy pick-up guy, Lolita hits the streets where she meets and hustles a john named Angel. The next morning, Angel picks up his girlfriend, Julie, for sex in a car wash. Julie's a waitress at a local diner and is humiliated by Richard, a misogynist customer who assaults her in the men's room. 'Rich' is a lawyer who's having an affair with his boss's wife, Kathy, whose husband Bobby keeps her informed of his own affairs, even as he and Kathy have an afternoon of passion. Elsewhere, Peter Blaine, is a struggling actor who wants to keep it secret that his lover is a man, comes home to Patrick, who's angry and hurt. They make up, but tragedy follows; in his grief, Peter picks up Lolita. The following morning, Peter finds himself attracted to her. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Way We Are See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Kick Film See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Reflected in the tile wall of the restaurant bathroom during Julie/Richard conversation. See more »

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References Quiet Days in Clichy (1970) See more »

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Worthless
26 July 2000 | by FlickJunkie-2See all my reviews

You can always count on some mercenary to take advantage of an actor's success by releasing one of his or her early roles in some worthless B movie. 'Quiet Days In Hollywood' is an abominable ensemble production produced in 1997 and never released in theaters in the United States (it saw a limited release in Germany). It was recently released to the video market with Hilary Swank as the marketing hook. Actually, despite the fact that her picture and name dominate the package, Swank has only two limited appearances in the film.

The film is a series of chain linked sex vignettes. Each character has sex with another character and then the second character moves on to the next vignette and has sex with another who moves on to another etc., until finally, the circle is complete and the last character has sex with the first character. The story has all the substance of a porn movie, with banal, profanity-riddled dialogue serving to bridge the gap between sex scenes. Since the sex scenes were mostly implied, even the prurient aspect was limited.

Hillary Swank plays a hooker on the streets of Hollywood. She is brash to the point of stupidity, taunting and insulting dangerous people as if she has some sort of death wish. Her performance here is very amateurish and unpolished. Natasha Gregson Wagner was the only other cast member worth mentioning. She gave a reasonably good performance as a woman in an open marriage having sex with one of her husband's employees (the husband knows).

There is not really much more to say about this sham. I rated it a 2/10. Don't get duped into seeing it as I did just because Swank is on the cover.


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