Bad Influence

Bad Influence

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Director: Curtis Hanson

Cast: Curtis Hanson, Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane

     
 

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Successful LA marketing analyst Michael Boll (James Spader) seemingly has it all -- except a sense of self-confidence. Enigmatic drifter Alex (Rob Lowe) enters Michael's life and immediately begins to exert a negative influence. As Michael's self-esteem zooms (aided by generous dollops of sex and drugs) he allows himself to be dragooned into a life of crime by the… See more details below

Overview

Successful LA marketing analyst Michael Boll (James Spader) seemingly has it all -- except a sense of self-confidence. Enigmatic drifter Alex (Rob Lowe) enters Michael's life and immediately begins to exert a negative influence. As Michael's self-esteem zooms (aided by generous dollops of sex and drugs) he allows himself to be dragooned into a life of crime by the demonic Alex. The "doppelganger" aspects of Bad Influence, and the film's many unexpected twists and turns, echo films of Alfred Hitchcock, especially Strangers on a Train. The film's boldest stroke is to cast the likeable Lowe as the bad guy (albeit a charming one) and the often villainous Spader as the malleable milquetoast.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/03/2002
UPC:
0883904130451
Original Release:
1990
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert A.A. Lowe Alex
James Spader Michael Boll
Lisa Zane Claire
Christian Clemenson Pismo Boll
Kathleen Wilhoite Leslie
Tony Maggio Patterson
Marcia Cross Ruth Fielding
Lisa Beach Actor
Palmer Lee Todd Naked Woman
Rosalyn Landor Britt
Susan Lee Hoffman Woman in Bar
Jeff Kaake Man in Bar
Jay Della Chez Jay Bartender
Grand L. Bush Club Bartender
David Duchovny Club Goer
Bianca Rossini Bumped Woman
John de Lancie Howard
Warren Stanhope Banker
Lilyan Chauvin Art Gallery Patrons
John Mahon Dr. Fielding
Joyce Meadows Mrs. Fielding
Said Faraj Hamburger Clerk
John Verea Rito
Sachi Parker Michael's Neighbor
Kelly Miller Receptionist
Christina Cocek Female Executive
Brendan Hughes Arguing Man
Joey Miyashima Man at Tar Pit
Dominique Jennings Woman at Tar Pit
Sarah Elgart Club Dancer
Keith McDaniel Club Dancer

Technical Credits
Curtis Hanson Director
Lisa Beach Casting
Richard Becker Executive Producer
William S. Combs Art Director
Malissa Daniel Costumes/Costume Designer
Shane Dixon Stunts
Morrie Eisenman Executive Producer
Robert Elswit Cinematographer
Carol Fenelon Musical Direction/Supervision
Ron Foreman Production Designer
Bernie Goldmann Co-producer
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Bonnie Koehler Associate Producer,Editor
David Koepp Screenwriter
Iya Labunka Production Designer
Leslie Morales Set Decoration/Design
Gary Price Stunts
Patrick Romano Stunts
Jerry Spicer Stunts
Steve Tisch Producer

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