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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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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

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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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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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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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

Wes Wilson: I'll put in my next book. How does that sound?
Isaac: Like having my balls licked by a porcupine.
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References In the Name of the Father (1993) 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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Poor Action Thriller that Doesn't Deliver any entertainment!
2 January 2010 | by mrcibuburSee all my reviews

This is a very poor film indeed and is not recommended if you have alternative choices. Cant fault Chrstian Slater, he acts impeccably, it is just he must work with a very below average script with some really cheesy and ineffective dialogue. There is no real continuity or coherency in the movie and there is no realism to the diamond dealings at all, the two women are just two charlies angels out of context. Sure there is action and thrills but nothing bolts together at all and you WILL leave the cinema or the DVD room DISAPPOINTED. thankfully its not a long movie and its over before it starts. The potential plot actually is very good, shame nobody worked on it before taking it to the big screen. Oh yes, was there a director for this film? I notice a name but doubt any professional contribution.


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