Dual Mania (2019)

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A psychological suspense thriller dealing with the dual persona a young man possesses and attempts to conceal throughout his ongoing sessions with his therapist.


Joseph Strickland
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Credited cast:
Renee Domenz ... Lucy
Jim Freivogel ... Record Store Customer
Yvonne Huff ... Delores, 2nd Secretary
Ali Goodman ... Woman in Red Dress
Duane Sharp ... Record Store Manager
Sia A. Moody ... Female Doctor in Lab
Torrence W. Murphy ... Steve's Father (Past)
Martin Shannon Martin Shannon ... Dr. Stan Franklin
Juanita Wilson Juanita Wilson ... Steve's Mother (Present)
Chinagozi Ikpeama Chinagozi Ikpeama ... Lab Assistant
Sherrice Eaglin Sherrice Eaglin ... Lydia
Joseph Plummer Joseph Plummer ... Dr. Steve Livingston
Michael Kachingwe Michael Kachingwe ... Record Store Cashier
Mike Felton Mike Felton ... Record Store Customer
Eric Green Eric Green ... Office Worker


Recent graduate Dr. Steve Livingston, a new arrival into a prominent Chicago psychotherapist firm, has undertaken a new patient named Tommy who has a troubled past. The new doctor is determined to understand and evaluate the patient's unpredictable and violent behavior. But throughout his examination, the doctor is experiencing problems of his own at home. Although recently engaged to his beautiful fiancée Lydia, Steve still has his own sexual tendencies towards women who appear unexpectedly in his life. Meanwhile, the patient's condition is getting worse - much more so than the doctor realizes. And a dangerous game is about to begin. Written by FilmmakerJosephStrickland

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A dangerous game is about to begin...



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26 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »


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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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On October 30, 2018, Dual Mania director Joseph Strickland received an official selection laurel from Pinnacle Film Awards, placing the Chicago-based director in the running for Best Director during its September - October 2018 event in Los Angeles, CA. See more »


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Cat Ellington's review of the psychological suspense thriller "Dual Mania"
6 November 2017 | by CatEllingtonSee all my reviews

Written, produced, and directed by Joseph Strickland, Dual Mania is a unique motion picture effort boasting a talented, multiracial cast of performers, a few of whom would include Joseph Plummer, a veteran stage actor and Joseph Jefferson Award nominee who portrays Dr. Steve Livingston, Sherrice Eaglin, too a legend of the Chicago stage and a feature film and television actress who stars as Lydia Johnson, and newcomer Michael Spitz, who is introduced in his first major screen role as the pathological antagonist, Tommy Valentine.

In addition to her character foundation in Dual Mania, Sherrice Eaglin is a standout actress whose filmography incorporates a number of critically- acclaimed works in which the Chicago-based thespian has been showcased, including but not limited to: "There's Hope Musical," "Chicago P.D.," "Love Relations," "Bowls of Water," etc.

Also starring in this intense film noir style thriller are "Judas Run" and "The Executive" actress Renee Domenz, who was cast to portray the role of Lucy; "Hurry Up!" and "Bones" actress Yvonne Huff who appears as Delores; "Stir of Echoes" and "Road to Perdition" star Duane Sharp as the Record Store Manager; and "The Defiled" actress Ali Goodman, in her memorable role as the Woman in Red Dress, among an undeniable troupe of other fellow performers who round out Dual Mania's wonderfully diverse cast.

Set in Strickland's native Chicago, Dual Mania is a broodingly dark and captivating suspense that will undoubtedly be regarded as one of the most distinctive films of its respective genre.

— Cat Ellington at The Movie Database

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