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Mutual Needs (1997)

Michael hires Charlene through an escort agency to pretend to be his girlfriend at his class reunion. She turns out to be the life of the party, and even convinces his old schoolmate Brandon to give him a great job. Now he owes her.

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Robert Angelo

Writers:

George Ayvas, Dode B. Levenson (as Dode Levinson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Scott Woods ... Michael (as Eric Woods)
Tricia Lee Pascoe Tricia Lee Pascoe ... Sandra
Karl Bury ... Pete
Laura Rogers ... Helen
Rochelle Swanson Rochelle Swanson ... Charlene
Sydney Coale Sydney Coale ... Josie (as Sydney Coale Phillips)
Kimberly Kelley Kimberly Kelley ... Kelly
David Andriole ... Bartender
Richard Grieco ... Brandon Collier
Charlotte Lewis ... Louise Collier
Dee Wallace ... Patricia (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Christopher Atkins ... Andrew
Kristen Williams ... Kimberly
Karen Moore ... Rita
Seth Walther Seth Walther ... Mitch
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Michael hires Charlene through an escort agency to pretend to be his girlfriend at his class reunion. She turns out to be the life of the party, and even convinces his old schoolmate Brandon to give him a great job. Now he owes her.

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Schön und raffiniert See more »

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Magic Hour Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color
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It's too bad Rochelle Swanson doesn't do more of these.....I give it a B.
19 November 2001 | by Smooth BSee all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised when I viewed "Mutual Needs." It's a Playboy produced movie, so you pretty much know what you're gonna get--hot girls and a wafer-thin plot. This movie reminded me a lot of another Playboy movie about corporate warfare, "The Corporate Ladder." It's no coincidence this flick and TCL were both made in 1997.

The movie starts out innocently enough--a man gets dumped by his girlfriend shortly before his 10th annual high school reunion. Obviously afraid of being the laughingstock of the event, he rushes out an hires a hooker to go to the reunion with him. In no time, the hooker, played effortlessly by Rochelle Swanson, makes her way through the party, introducing herself as the man's wife. It works like a charm! In fact, the guy lands a cushy $120,000-a-year job working for one of his former high school classmates. Now, Charlene wants payment. That's where the fun begins.

In a cross between "The Corporate Ladder" with a hint of "Scorned", Charlene makes life a living hell for this poor man, forging loan contracts and running up astronomically high credit bills. Soon enough, however, her past catches up with her.

The sex scenes in this movie were relatively short and seemed to be placed correctly, unlike some other movies of this genre where some of the sex scenes seem to have little to do with the plot.

It drags on in a few places, but not enough to say, "There's 90 minutes of my life I'll never get back." Richard Grieco, a familiar-sounding C-list actor, gets top billing in this movie. Gotta have that star power!!

Sex: C+ Women: B+ Story: B Overall: B


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