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Red Letters (2000)

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A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.

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Bradley Battersby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Coyote ... Dennis Burke
Nastassja Kinski ... Lydia Davis
Fairuza Balk ... Gretchen Van Buren
Jeremy Piven ... Thurston Clarque
Ernie Hudson ... Detective Glen Teal
Paul Gleason ... Dean Van Buren
Heather Ehlers Heather Ehlers ... Karen Clarque
Steve Monroe ... Schminick
Udo Kier ... George Kessler
Layla Roberts Layla Roberts ... Cheryl Russo
Owen Bush Owen Bush ... Old Man
Kenneth Ryan Kenneth Ryan ... Lawyer
Brian Leckner ... Lenzo Russo
Susan Morgenstern Susan Morgenstern ... Nancy Maxwell
Antoinette Valente ... Molly
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Storyline

After a sexual harassment incident, Dennis Burke, a Nathaniel Hawthorne scholar, goes to work at a California college. He begins correspondence with an imprisoned murderer, Lydia Davis. Burke is finding old habits hard to break, developing relationships with obsessive coeds. Meanwhile, Lydia escapes from prison. Dennis and his colleague Thurston, a computer scientist and hacker, find themselves caught in a web of intrigue. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language including sexual dialogue, and for some nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2000 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Späte Abrechnung See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Dennis Burke grabs a newspaper and reads a headline, relevant to the plot, that indicates State Manhunt Widens. But if you pause the frame and read the text of the article below the headline, you see it is a bogus article about teenage curfew, totally unrelated to the headline. See more »

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References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Faust
(At the Opera)
Music by Charles Gounod
Arranged by Elmer Bernstein
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Nastassja Kinski's Talents Wasted
12 June 2000 | by sumrrainSee all my reviews

What a great cast and what a pathetic attempt at a film. The script is full of holes from beginning to end. Incoherent, not cohesive...utterly ridiculous. One of the most talented/beautiful actresses in the world (and I'm talking about Nastassja Kinski) is without a single memorable line here. Worse, she supposedly dyes her hair halfway thru the movie, but it's obvious she's just wearing a cheap black wig bought from a drag queen costume shop. The best moments are given to a character actor and his dog in the apartment building that lead actor Peter Coyote lives in. Fairuza Balk is photographed poorly, to boot. She looks like an overweight freshman who's pigged out at too many all-you-can-eat-student-cafeteria-buffets. I was so looking forward to this film. I WANTED to like it, but I think I'd rather watch Nastassja read the phone book, with her OWN hair.


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