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Icarus Descending (1998)

Hayden K. Lorry is a British military operative who gets embroiled in a caper to track down an ancient Grecian Urn, called the Icarus Urn, or more appropriately named, the "Urn of Death." ... See full summary »

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Steve Edwards, Todd Mei
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Philip Ayckbourn Philip Ayckbourn ... Hayden Lorry
Julie Beemer Julie Beemer ... Lizbeth Hiver (as Julie Rivier)
David Brainard David Brainard ... Manny Varjak
Todd Mei Todd Mei ... Johnny Sing
Sam Parks ... Professor Arthur Ayers
Robin Mukherjee Robin Mukherjee ... Godwin Keyes
Andrew Balmforth Andrew Balmforth ... Tolly Martin
Marissa Afton Marissa Afton ... Ginny Novak
Binky Greene Binky Greene ... Dick Delieuze
Nick Harris Nick Harris ... Riordan
David Crockford David Crockford ... Rock Thompson
Valentin Gerlier Valentin Gerlier ... Joseph Bannion, Lounge Piano Player
Robin Wilkowski Robin Wilkowski ... Hitwoman
Elvira Tanassescu Elvira Tanassescu ... Lilith Alisdaire
Steve Edwards Steve Edwards ... Rico Boyer
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Hayden K. Lorry is a British military operative who gets embroiled in a caper to track down an ancient Grecian Urn, called the Icarus Urn, or more appropriately named, the "Urn of Death." Lisabeth O'Shaughnessy is the elusive femme fatale who seduces Lorry into thinking he can save both himself and O'Shaughnessy by locating the urn. But who is O'Shaughnessy: needing and vulnerable damsel or complotting and villainous dame? Meanwhile, a myriad of hit men affiliated with various organizations, including the Alexander Boys (the gay mob), are trying to track down both the urn and Lorry. Written by Robert Banks

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The British police officer (or "Bobby") was so good in cuffing the main character because he was a real police officer from the town of Petersfield. See more »

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Johnny Sing: Your entire understanding of Hamlet's crap!
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References The Killers (1946) See more »

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If you like mixing things up, then this film's a a swell spoon for you!
12 July 1999 | by PonsompSee all my reviews

Boasting a $20,000 budget, there hasn't been a filmmaking adventure of this sort since Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space. From Chinese martial arts fights to color dance scenes, from a montage of a day long chase to chicken fried steak, this film noir covers it all in a wild homage to 1940's film noir, Raymond Chandler, and the Big Adios. It was filmed on location in Britain, but believe me, you'll be wanting to sip rye whisky with the Hitmen Manny Varjak and Johnny Sing. And yes they are real people, known to frequent a bar called Whisky Todd's in Madison, Wisconsin. Why? Because in Wisconsin, you're among friends!


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London, England, UK See more »

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