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An American diplomat and his fiancée venture into the sordid underworld of sex and pornography in Budapest, Hungary to find out who is blackmailing them with a porno video taken of them with a prostitute.

Director:

J.S. Cardone

Writers:

Robert Sullivan (screenplay), Dylan Tarason (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnathon Schaech ... David
Lori Heuring ... Tish
Bruce Davison ... Ambassador Harrington
Julie Benz ... Lynn
Valentine Pelka ... Gorman Bellec
Zita Görög ... Risa
Robert Cavanah ... Richard
Alex Scarlis Alex Scarlis ... Perry (as Alexander Scarlis)
Jane How Jane How ... Mrs. Harrington
Barna Illyés Barna Illyés ... Detective Kovach
Frederick Flynn ... Vernon (as F.J. Flynn)
Andrew Fettes Andrew Fettes ... Mick
Ferenc Kovács Ferenc Kovács ... Gábor
Géza Schramek Géza Schramek ... Josef Klim
George Mendel George Mendel ... Mr. Szamos (as Gyorgy Mendel)
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Storyline

David Huxley, low-born self-made legal counsel at the US embassy in Budapest, may expect his career to be boosted by his impending marriage to Tish, daughter of old money tycoon and ambassador to Hungary Harrington. But when the happy couple spends a night of hot sex at a spa, including a threesome with an exhibitionist model, they are secretly filmed, and the suspect is found murdered in their hotel. To handle the blackmail, they venture into a sex club where porno movies are made. Tish volunteers to 'act' so David can snoop around, but that only gets them into even greater danger, which ultimately proves most deceptive. Written by KGF Vissers

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From The Last Kiss To The Last Breath... From The First Kiss To The Last Breath... See more »


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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Hungary

Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

22 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Velvet Side of Hell See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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1.85 : 1
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When 8mm 2 was in production, it was titled The Velvet Side of Hell. When Sony picked up the rights to distribute it, however, it received its present title. See more »

Quotes

Lynn: So what's going on?
Tish: What do you mean?
Lynn: I mean you both look like death warmed over.
[Tish laughs]
Lynn: And there's something wrong, isn't there?
Tish: There's nothing wrong, Lynn.
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Features Dinner Party 3: Cocktales (2004) See more »

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Sexual political thriller...
10 February 2008 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 2/9/2008, 4 out of 10(Dir-J.S. Cardone): Sexual political thriller that doesn't really succeed in any of these areas very well except early on where there are some interesting soft-core scenes. The movie starts off portraying a couple exploring their sexual fantasies amidst their work environments or wherever and whatever suits their fancy. The couple takes an excursion to a retreat and bathhouse where they run into a woman that's willing to be a part of a three-some and fulfill some of their fantasies. At this point, we only know that this couple is well off but we don't know until they return that the fiancé is part of a well-to-do political family. The man hopes to be on the rise to the point of possibly getting a congressional seat after the marriage. They then receive a package in the mail from an anonymous source with explicit pictures of their encounter at the bath house and their qwest begins as to how and why they were filmed, who sent the package, what they want, and how to clear their names before any of this gets out. This qwest becomes an obsession that leads them deeper into seedier worlds and takes a lot of their time, to the point where their friends & family wonder what they're doing all day and why they look rundown all the time. This movie is interesting at times but drifts into ridiculousness as they personally seek out the problem instead of getting the police involved early on because of their pride. This mistake, of course, keeps the movie going. The performances are fine despite the no-name cast but the lunacy of the situation overrides and the movie starts to become ho-hum about ½ the way through. And of course, they throw in a twist at the end that defies and challenges everything that happened prior(as is the norm these days when they don't know what else to do to spice up the movie). This doesn't help this movie one bit, though.


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