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La danse du scorpion (1990)

A struggling jazz musician makes a strange deal with a mobster in exchange for a break in the industry.


Josée Dayan


Robert Geoffrion, Laurence Lemaire-Bazi (as Laurence Lemaire)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Coates ... Finch Palmer
Roberta Weiss ... Camille de Vito
Ronald Guttman ... Edouard de Vito
Béatrice Benscik Béatrice Benscik ... Lola
Jean-Pierre Bouvier Jean-Pierre Bouvier ... Charles Martin
François Marthouret François Marthouret ... Cohen
Facundo Bo Facundo Bo ... Morel
Eric Averlant Eric Averlant ... Max
René Bouloc ... Commissioner Greber
Eric Picou Eric Picou ... Cecil
Jeffrey Ribier Jeffrey Ribier ... Eric Cohen
Trevor A. Stephens Trevor A. Stephens ... Hunter (as Trevor Stephens)
Tatiana Vialle Tatiana Vialle ... Vito's maid
Marc Monsou Marc Monsou ... Greber's Assistant
Martin Brieuc Martin Brieuc ... Bodyguard


A struggling jazz musician makes a strange deal with a mobster in exchange for a break in the industry.

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France | Canada


English | French

Release Date:

7 April 1990 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Frame Up Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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A thriller about love, death, and all that jazz!
1 March 2011 | by blackkatdemonSee all my reviews

La danse du scorpion or Frame Up Blue's is a made for TV movie. It stars Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy, Resident Evil: Afterlife, & Skin Walkers) as Finch Palmer. This is a very very rare and hard to find movie on VHS, since it is not on DVD. Finch Palmer, (Coates) is a jazz saxophonist who's having a hard time trying to make it big again. A crime lord offers him a job to catch his cheating wife in the act. The only problem is Finch falls for the woman (Roberta Bizeau). As well as having troubles with his ex-girlfriend/manager, being set up for a murder, & trying to figure out who done it. Unfortunately like most made for TV movies this movie is drawn out, and kind of boring. The one thing that was nice was seeing Coates playing a good guy for once. It's not a really bad movie but a OK movie. It's was made back in 1989, and is 91 minutes long. It is also all in English, not French, thought I would clear that up.

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