The Hunger (1997–2000)
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The Face of Helene Bournouw 

When three celebrities suffer tragedy, a reporter discovers that they were all involved with the same woman.


Richard Ciupka


Jeff Fazio (created by), Harlan Ellison (as Cordwainer Bird) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Terence Stamp ... The Host
Stephen McHattie ... Strike
Jayne Heitmeyer ... Helene Bournouw
France Castel ... Marie Duvall
Michael Rudder Michael Rudder ... Raymond Picano
Andreas Apergis ... Quentin Dean
Catherine Colvey ... Amy Cocuzzi
Mark Antony Krupa ... Donald Fenner (as Mark Anthony Krupa)
Philip Pretten Philip Pretten ... Orderly
Gary McMillan Gary McMillan ... Policeman
Mike George ... Policeman
Jasmine Legault Jasmine Legault ... Helene's Face
Margaretha Padoleig Margaretha Padoleig ... Helene's Face
Anik Redburn Anik Redburn ... Helene's Face (as Anick Redburn)
Maria Jose Robles Maria Jose Robles ... Helene's Face


When three celebrities suffer tragedy, a reporter discovers that they were all involved with the same woman.

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predictable, but good production values, etc.
4 October 2006 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

"The Hunger" had good hosts (Stamp and Bowie), good writers and actors, strong cinematography set design and lighting (and nudity). On the other hand, the stories could be rather predictable; whether that's a flaw of the original stories or if the problem was in their adaptation, I don't know.

York Entertainment has put many if not all of the episodes out on videotape and DVD. I don't believe there's a box set of them all, unfortunately. They put them out in collections of four to a tape/disc. This one appears in one titled "The Hunger Presents Wetwork" with the tagline "Soak It Up." Other episodes on here are The Other Woman, Triangle In Steel, and The Falling Man. The episodes aren't in their original broadcast order. It's possible the host's introductions are mismatched, but I don't know.

This episode is certainly one of the more predictable ones. A number of people on the verge of a breakthrough in their careers destroy themselves when a woman named Helene leaves them. A reporter discovers the story and thinks it could be really big... you probably know where that's headed, right? Harlan Ellison wrote the story this was based on, but he's credited under his pseudonym that indicates he wasn't happy with the adaptation.

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