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American Perfekt
     

American Perfekt

Director: Paul Chart,

Cast: Fairuza Balk, Robert Forster, Amanda Plummer

 
In this noir-influenced road movie, Jake (Robert Forster) is a criminal psychiatrist who has come to the conclusion that our lives are dictated primarily by chance, and has given himself over to this notion by making most of his decision by the flip of a coin. Sandra (Amanda Plummer) is a neurotic woman on her way to pick up her younger sister, a teenage delinquent

Overview

In this noir-influenced road movie, Jake (Robert Forster) is a criminal psychiatrist who has come to the conclusion that our lives are dictated primarily by chance, and has given himself over to this notion by making most of his decision by the flip of a coin. Sandra (Amanda Plummer) is a neurotic woman on her way to pick up her younger sister, a teenage delinquent named Alice (Fairuza Balk) when she's run off the road and left stranded by a madman named Santini (David Thewlis). When Jake happens by and Sandra asks him for help, Sandra is lucky at first: she wins the coin toss, and he elects to help her rather than kill her. When they have to make a stop, Sandra sees Santini's car parked by the side of the road; Santini catches Sandra as she tries to rip off some money that he's stashed in the car, and though she gets away, Santini isn't done with her yet. Director Paul Chart probably didn't have much trouble securing Amanda Plummer for the role of Alice: Chart and Plummer were married in 1994.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2004
UPC:
0084296406579
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Allumination
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:40:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fairuza Balk Alice
Robert Forster Jake
Amanda Plummer Sandra
Paul Sorvino Frank
David Thewlis Santini
Geoffrey Lewis Willy
Chris Sarandon Sammy
Joanna Gleason Shirley

Technical Credits
Paul Chart Director,Screenwriter
Simon Boswell Score Composer
John Conway Associate Producer
Boaz Davidson Executive Producer
Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Karen Elizabeth-Rae Casting
Michael Emery Sound/Sound Designer
Dawn Handler Co-producer
Irvin Kershner Producer
Avi Lerner Executive Producer
Florence-Isabelle Megginson Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Russo Editor
Elie Samaha Executive Producer
Andrew Schuth Co-producer
Trevor Short Executive Producer
Katherine G. Vallin Production Designer
William Wages Cinematographer
Jonathan Weston Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Perfekt
1. On the Road [16:51]
2. Wild Ride [12:45]
3. Night Stop [17:52]
4. Alice [10:14]
5. It's My Sister [11:09]
6. Get the Doc [6:20]
7. Reunited [11:04]
8. Mad Doctor [5:27]
9. Good Byes [2:49]
10. End Credits [5:31]

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