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Fashion Victim (2008)

R | | Thriller | 2008 (Spain)
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The story of Andrew Cunanan, the aging gay hustler who killed fashion icon Gianni Versace, comes to the screen in this fact-based drama from director Ben Waller. An emotionally unstable ... See full summary »

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Ben Waller

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Linda Boroff
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jonathon Trent ... Andrew Cunanan
Robert Miano ... Gianni Versace
James C. Burns ... Harry Spalding
Stacey Dash ... Cara Wheeler
Cerina Vincent ... TV Reporter
Saul Herckis ... Hotel clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buzz Belmondo Buzz Belmondo ... Modesto
Faouzi Brahimi ... French Waiter
Rod Britt ... Client
Umoja Butler Umoja Butler ... VIP bouncer
Craig Chapman Craig Chapman ... Jonathan Swift
Juan Jose Dubon ... Model
Dave Florek Dave Florek ... Denny Acton
Robert Funk Robert Funk ... Minnesota Landlord
Michael Garvey Michael Garvey ... Bouncer
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The story of Andrew Cunanan, the aging gay hustler who killed fashion icon Gianni Versace, comes to the screen in this fact-based drama from director Ben Waller. An emotionally unstable party boy who was growing too old for the nightclub scene, Cunanan (Jonathon Trent) fell into petty theft and drug dealing before embarking on a brutal killing spree that began in late April of 1997.

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He's pretty. He's wanted. He's deadly.

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Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2008 (Spain) See more »

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Target Versace See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,046, 24 January 2010

Gross USA:

$3,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,346
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The airplane shown landing is from the airline Jet Blue. However, Jet Blue as a company was not founded until 1998. This movie took place in 1997. See more »

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Low budget but accurate and well constructed insight into a modern mystery
10 March 2013 | by RichardvonLustSee all my reviews

The 1997 assassination of gay fashion icon Gianni Versace outside his luxury mansion in Miami has never been fully understood or explained. But this much underrated TV movie goes a long way towards redressing our confusions.

27 year old Andrew Cunanan was a rather tragic enigma. Perhaps he represented the frustrations faced by all of us as we gradually lose our youthful beauty and face the reality of needing to attract others with something more than sexual charm. Perhaps he was motivated by consuming jealousy, the fear of inadequacy or perpetual failure or even the manic terror of HIV infection. Or maybe he was simply suffering from a psychotic illness. We shall never really know but we are certainly given a fair insight by this really watchable version of events.

The acting may be a little amateurish in parts and the script in one or two scenes appears naive. But do not let this detract from the quality of this production. Jonathon Trent is perfectly cast as Cunanan and gives a quite believable performance. The pace is sharp and attention is maintained throughout. But most of all the story is accurate in many details and we are left with a vision into these events that is as close to reality as any film could achieve.


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