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Mutual Needs (1997)

Michael hires Charlene through an escort agency to pretend to be his girlfriend at his class reunion. She turns out to be the life of the party, and even convinces his old schoolmate Brandon to give him a great job. Now he owes her.

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Robert Angelo

Writers:

George Ayvas, Dode B. Levenson (as Dode Levinson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Scott Woods ... Michael (as Eric Woods)
Tricia Lee Pascoe Tricia Lee Pascoe ... Sandra
Karl Bury ... Pete
Laura Rogers ... Helen
Rochelle Swanson Rochelle Swanson ... Charlene
Sydney Coale ... Josie (as Sydney Coale Phillips)
Kimberly Kelley ... Kelly
David Andriole ... Bartender
Richard Grieco ... Brandon Collier
Charlotte Lewis ... Louise Collier
Dee Wallace ... Patricia (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Christopher Atkins ... Andrew
Kristen Williams ... Kimberly
Karen Moore ... Rita
Seth Walther Seth Walther ... Mitch
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Michael hires Charlene through an escort agency to pretend to be his girlfriend at his class reunion. She turns out to be the life of the party, and even convinces his old schoolmate Brandon to give him a great job. Now he owes her.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Schön und raffiniert See more »

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Production Co:

Magic Hour Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color
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An Hour-and-a-Half I'll Never See Again
15 August 2000 | by aaronrich74See all my reviews

What a waste of time-- A supposed psychological-sexual-thriller that certainly isn't psychological, barely sexual and offers no thrills that I was aware of. "Mutual Needs" is the story of a sniveling idiot who spends his time playing video games at work and telling jokes that fall flat, yet who manages-- with the help of a too-good-to-be-true call girl-- to con his way into a $150,000 a year ! job with a former high school rival. If you've ever seen a movie where someone is not as they seem, then you already know the rest of the plot and needn't bother watching this bland dreck.

As far as casting-in-order-to-put-the-name-on-the-video-box goes, it should be noted that this movie features Dee Wallace-Stone who, mercifully, has only about four seconds of screen time. A bloated Richard Grieco (who gets top billing in the credits, mind you) has a few seconds more, including helping out in the pivotal turn-the-tables-on-the-psycho ending that such films as these feature.

If a storm knocks out all other channels other than the one airing this cinematic lightweight, read a book.


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