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ABC Mantrap (1983)

Mantrap (original title)
A longform video that showcases the British pop group ABC, using songs from their album "The Lexicon of Love" to tell a spy-caper story of how the unsuspecting lead singer, Martin Fry, is ... See full summary »

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Julien Temple
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Credited cast:
Martin Fry ... Martin / Tad
David Palmer David Palmer ... David
Stephen Singleton ... Stephen
Mark White Mark White ... Mark
James Villiers ... Tony Walmsley
Lisa Vanderpump ... Samantha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Flood Vincent Flood
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A longform video that showcases the British pop group ABC, using songs from their album "The Lexicon of Love" to tell a spy-caper story of how the unsuspecting lead singer, Martin Fry, is duped into fronting the band because of his striking resemblance to another man associated with espionage. Will he stumble onto the deception before it is too late for him? Written by acidxian

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English

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When crossing over the border into Czechoslovakia, the border guard that is patrolling with the dog is carrying a US-made M-16 rifle, clearly discernible by the front sights and handle. A Czech solider would have been carrying a CZ-58, a Czech assault rifle that resembles the Soviet AK-47. See more »

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A music video, not a movie
21 August 2003 | by christophaskellSee all my reviews

It's apparent, judging by the films he made post 'mantrap', that Temple loves music and making films about music. 'Mantrap', however, was a terrible way to start, unless you're in love with ABC. It makes an interesting music video for their album, Lexicon of Love. Beyond that I would say stay far away, even as a popcorn flick it's unbearable. There's more focus on the music than even 'Purple Rain' can offer. I'm at a loss for words beyond that, kudos to the eighties for releasing such memorable contributions to celluloid. Rating: 11/40


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