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The Item (1999)

Four convicts become embroiled in what seems like an easy way to get a million dollars. Enlisted to pick up a sealed box and guard it for one day, the four men let their curiosity take over and decide to look at its contents.

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Dan Clark

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Dan Clark
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
DawnMarie Ferrara ... Lauren (as DawnMarie Velasquez)
Dan Clark Dan Clark ... Alex
Dave Pressler ... Martin
Dan Lake Dan Lake ... Fatty
Ron Fitzgerald ... Dr. Ody
Romy J. Sharf Romy J. Sharf ... Nurse Nicky
Judy Jean Kwon ... Rita
Kyle B. Cunningham Kyle B. Cunningham ... Joseph
Steven K. Mok Steven K. Mok ... Drag Queen #1
Peter Sean Maloney Peter Sean Maloney ... Robin (as Peter Sean)
Paul Balagot Paul Balagot ... Drag Queen #2
Alexandre Pierre Alexandre Pierre ... Drag Queen #3
Alden Bunyan Alden Bunyan ... Paulie
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Storyline

Four felons are contacted by an anonymous client via the internet. They are instructed to go to a remote desert island and pick up an "item" and keep it safe for 24 hours. It will then be picked up and they will be paid. However, upon getting it back to their apartment, their curiosity gets the better of them and they decide to investigate their package. They discover that they have a telepathic worm connected to a life support system. The film then disintegrates into a slasher film as one by one the protectors are killed in grisly fashion. Written by John Sacksteder <jsack@jka.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, sexuality, some language and drug content

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Barstow, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Absolutely the worst!
3 August 2002 | by rkoneill-1See all my reviews

Like so many others who have commented on this movie, I was taken in by the cover and the plot description on the back. Unfortuanatley, I bought the DVD instead of just renting it. What a mistake!! I always thought that I could watch any horror movie through to the end - - until the "Item" came along. Actually this should not even be classified in the "horror" genre but rather under "comedy" (and I use THAT word very loosely). I would give this DVD away in a heartbeat, except I wouldn't want to subject another human being to the excruciating pain of watching it.


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