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Placebo Effect (1998)

A crooked politician and a group of assassins get trapped in a psychological mind game orchestrated by a vengeful MIA soldier, Sphinx.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Zac
... Aleksander Ivanov
... Congressman Ryan
... Mick (as Christopher Richard Garrett)
... Rachel
Marshall Bean ... Mr. Jones
... Jo
Travis Estes ... Ethan
... Jimmy White
... Suit
Lester Smith ... Bartender
Tracey Stiles ... Detective
Laura Wade ... Artist
Eileen Flahegerty ... Model
Asia ... Female Pool Player
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A plot to assassinate the Vice President takes a wrong turn when the hit man, Sphinx, fails to show up and an unsuspecting cab driver gets caught in a tangled web of deception and betrayal. Written by Luciano Saber

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Nothing is True Except the Lies...


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Unrated
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LS Films

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20 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Placebo Effect: The Return of Sphinx  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,190, 21 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,190, 21 January 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,000
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(Astrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Twisting plot, dense script, and some understated performances make for a surprising movie experience.
28 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

Sensuously filmed, well-scripted, and the plot has some surprising twists -- almost to the point of being convoluted. I honestly didn't see the end coming, though, which earns high marks from me these days. This film could easily be dismissed as a "vanity" production (lead actor also wrote and, I think, maybe produced the film) but he actually manages to pull it off which, I think, is remarkable.

Hope it comes out on video soon, because there were a few things I missed, and I want to play with the rewind. Worth a look-see.


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