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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.

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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Trivia

Star Al Madrigal's wardrobe was almost exclusively comprised of clothing that his co-star Christian Slater refused to wear. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Wes is at Nicoles place to do the interview. While wearing the robe his wristwatch changes sides from right to left and back again to right. See more »

Quotes

Wes Wilson: Cops. And I've got the murder weapon... perfect.
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Connections

References In the Name of the Father (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Way Of The Tropics
Written by Stephen Edwards (as Stephen James Edwards)
Performed by Rocky Dawuni
Published by Sixfeetfive Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sixfeetfive Music
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Abominable
10 November 2009 | by luke-578-639619See all my reviews

Lies & Illusions is an apt title. I felt lied to, deceived...cheated. Cuba Gooding Jnr and Christian Slater must have felt the same way when they saw the finished product. This film is remarkable. It is so utterly hideous that it is remarkable that anyone would actually allow it to be released. The script is weak, the acting weaker and the weird jazz-infused soundtrack is utterly incongruous. The 'special effects' are laughable and the camera-work and production quality are reminiscent of a high school drama project shot on a cheap camcorder. Don't ever willingly subject yourself to this film. I would be reticent to even subject my worst enemy to this abomination.


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