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Up Against Amanda (2000)

After childhood abuse by her step-father and eight years in a juvenile psychiatric lockup, Amanda Lear is released. Her shrink is also her lover, who surreptitiously pays her rent on a nice... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Rissi

Writer:

Michael Rissi
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Cast

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Justine Priestley ... Amanda Lear
David DeWitt David DeWitt ... Richard Pierce
Karen Grosso Karen Grosso ... Laurie Pierce
Chuck Williams ... Buzz
John Alan Richards John Alan Richards ... Dr. Arnold
Daniel Roebuck ... Officer Red
Willard E. Pugh ... Officer Wharton (as Willard Pugh)
Skippy McGriff Skippy McGriff ... Amanda's Stepdad
Reggie Bannister ... Lead Guitar Ted
William L. Edwards William L. Edwards ... Sergeant Blathen
Roberta Randall Roberta Randall ... Shelly
Ariauna Albright Ariauna Albright ... Nicole (as Ariana Albright)
Meagan Smith Meagan Smith ... Young Amanda Lear
Alexis Kent Alexis Kent ... Sheila Gallagher
Marika Casteel ... News Reporter
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After childhood abuse by her step-father and eight years in a juvenile psychiatric lockup, Amanda Lear is released. Her shrink is also her lover, who surreptitiously pays her rent on a nice house for a year. She moves in, takes one look at her neighbor Richard, and dispatches her doctor. To cover her tracks and to begin her seduction, she gets Richard's help with a security system. Soon she's bugging his calls and spying on him with hidden cameras, taking advantage of a rift between Richard and his wife who's in Nashville cutting a record. Amanda will stop at nothing to get Richard's exclusive attention. Will this good neighbor wise up before the hot tub overheats? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes the beauty is the beast.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexual content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2000 (USA) See more »

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Rissi Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Originally entitled "Malicious" during production. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Lear: You made love to me in your hot tub - don't you recognize my voice?
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Suspenseful and fun
7 October 2000 | by MovieLookerSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out. It was an official selection for the Temecula Valley International Film Festival and I voted for it for best picture.

Justine Priestley is hot as the psychotic, but complex Amanda. This is not your ordinary psycho movie. Lots of interesting and original slants on the genre. Sort of a "Fatal Attraction" for the younger set with some great blues music mixed in as the object of Amanda's affection is married to an up and coming blues singer who has less time for her husband as her career takes off.


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