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Shadows in the City (1991)

Paul Mills is a miserable, lonely man leading a meaningless existence in a nameless city and has visions of the Spirit of Death waiting to collect him while having encounters with various ... See full summary »

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Ari M. Roussimoff
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Cast

Cast overview:
Craig Smith ... Paul Mills
Bruce Byron Bruce Byron ... Frankie
Jack Smith Jack Smith ... Spirit of Death
Emile de Antonio Emile de Antonio ... Mystic
Annie Sprinkle ... Ex-Girlfriend
Taylor Mead ... Father
Valerie Caris Valerie Caris ... Prostitue
Joe Coleman ... Professor Mephisto
Rhonda Scherich Rhonda Scherich ... Mother
Brinke Stevens ... Fortune Teller
Kembra Pfahler Kembra Pfahler ... Assassin
Nick Zedd ... Demagogue
Roy Sundance Roy Sundance ... Mack the Knife
Clayton Patterson Clayton Patterson ... Hustler
Louis Cypher Louis Cypher ... Gatekeeper (as Lou Cypher)
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Paul Mills is a miserable, lonely man leading a meaningless existence in a nameless city and has visions of the Spirit of Death waiting to collect him while having encounters with various people while seeking solace for his short life knowing it will end soon. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono
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uncompromising artistic vision opposed to commercial filmmaking
6 April 2001 | by andreas-91See all my reviews

Follow a mans creeping demise into the lower depths of hell. In crude b/w photography the film depicts the story of a former side show manager and Korean war-vet that doesn´t get along with his life anymore. In the tradition of the New York Underground filmmaking efforts of the 80ties this film involves a lot of artists from this background (Nick Zedd as a dead demagogue, Jack Smith as Death, Taylor Mead as a Drunkard from the Bowery,etc.). Documentary style, a cast of social misfits and a reminiscence of Herk Harveys CARNIVAL OF SOULS make this Film worth watching. Some imagery is not story-motivated and is for atmospheric purpose only which will give mainstream audiences a hard time. If you can stand a radical negative delve into the underbelly of the American dream then this Film provides a dark charm not seen in commercial filmproduction. Not to forget the cool soundtrack...


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