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Lies & Illusions (2009)

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A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.

Director:

Tibor Takács

Writer:

Eric James
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Wes Wilson
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Isaac Kahn
Sarah Ann Schultz ... Sam / Alicia
Christa Campbell ... Nicole
Robert Giardina ... Boone
Al Madrigal ... Martin
John Casino John Casino ... Sonny
Merritt Yohnka ... Joey
Lochlyn Munro ... Andrew
Alba Jeanne MacConnell Alba Jeanne MacConnell ... Elderly Woman (as Alba Jean McConnell)
Barrie McConnell Barrie McConnell ... Elderly Man
Tracy Schornick Tracy Schornick ... Bank President
Kelly Hyde Kelly Hyde ... Bank Teller
Andrea Hubbard Andrea Hubbard ... Bank Woman
Saybher Perrigo Saybher Perrigo ... Maggie
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Storyline

A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.

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Nothing is what it seems. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2009 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Alicia's Book See more »

Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

Star Christian Slater described this movie to his co-star Al Madrigal as "a cash-grab." See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Christian Slater has been beaten up and goes back to his hotel to clean up, the wounds have switched sides of his face. Forehead cut moves from right to left and nosebleed from left to right. See more »

Quotes

Samantha: I'm only here to warn you.
Wes Wilson: But you're a little late.
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Connections

References Miller's Crossing (1990) See more »

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Written and Performed by Leon aka C2-Carl Cyrius
Published by CSB Properties Music Publishing (BMI)
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Action Comedy Fun
2 October 2009 | by eyvette2009See all my reviews

As an action comedy this film is fun. The DVD cover and the serious sounding corny title promises a harder edged action piece possibly disappointing some fans of Slater and Gooding Jr. in this while the film itself wants to be some kind of dark comedy. Right from the opening animated credits to the outrageous premise and goofy characters it says to me "dark comedy" why would anyone take this story seriously. Judging from the more whimsical original DVD cover art viewable elsewhere on the internet the seriousness might have been an afterthought a marketing ploy. The mixing of comedy and drama can be a risky proposition and best handled by experts with big budgets. Its the actors that make this film worth seeing and entertaining enough as a DVD rental. I give it the benefit of rating it as a dark action comedy with a 7.5 out of 10.


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