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Midnight Desires (1976)

Four friends on a weekend getaway to Long Island are siting around a fireplace and each relates a sexual fantasy that he or she has had for a long time but kept secret.


Shaun Costello (as Amanda Barton)


Shaun Costello (screenplay) (as Amanda Barton)


Complete credited cast:
Jenny Baxter Jenny Baxter ... Amy (as Karen Regis)
Jamie Gillis ... Martin Van Nostrand
Eric Edwards ... Jon
C.J. Laing C.J. Laing ... Elaine Van Nostrand (as C.J. Lang)
Linda Lovemore Linda Lovemore ... Bess
Roger Caine Roger Caine ... The Highwayman (as Ray Jeffries)
Leonard Cooper Leonard Cooper ... Faraday
Vanessa del Rio ... Lola (as Ursula Pasarell)
Ellen Burden Ellen Burden ... The Girl
Craig Esposito Craig Esposito ... Butler
Arturo Millhouse Arturo Millhouse ... Murry
Bree Anthony Bree Anthony ... Prostitute (as Brie Anthony)


Four friends on a weekend getaway to Long Island are siting around a fireplace and each relates a sexual fantasy that he or she has had for a long time but kept secret.

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Referenced in That Lady from Rio (1976) See more »

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I wrote and directed this movie.
28 February 2006 | by shagwong631See all my reviews

My name is Shaun Costello and I wrote and directed this movie back in 1975. This was the first film I shot in 35MM film. All my previous efforts had been shot in 16MM. I saw this film recently, along with 18 or 19 other pictures that I made in the Seventies, as part of the process of revisiting the work I did back then. Some of the films I watched were dreadful. Some were acceptable on some level, especially considering their budgets, and some were quite watchable. Midnight Desires was by far the best of this group. Because of budgetary constraints I liked working with scripts that contained vignettes tied together by a central core. Shooting to this structure was much more cost effective than a linear story line where you moved from a to b to c to d, all the way to z, each scene depending on it's preceding and following scenes in order to make sense. In Midnight Desires four well dressed adults gather around the fire place in a Long Island mansion and each one reveals a long hidden, and as yet untold sexual fantasy. Each vignette takes us to a remote location where that fantasy is dramatized. At the end of each fantasy episode we return to the mansion where the complexities of the fantasy are discussed by the participants. Four stories. Four totally different sexual fantasies. Four explanations. At dawn a limo picks up one of the couples for the drive back to Manhattan and the film comes to its end. This picture was nicely shot by Bill Markle in his first 35MM effort. The locations are tangy. The dialogue is crisp and intelligent. The actors provide acceptable performances. The music, all stolen of course, is delicious. This is a clean, nimble, tidy, watchable movie. Very good of its kind.

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Release Date:

24 July 1980 (Netherlands) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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