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Random Encounter (1998)

Unrated | | Thriller, Crime | 18 September 1998 (USA)
Elizabeth Berkley stars as a young and rising Public Relations executive who meets a strange man after a cocktail party, and she is framed for murder.

Director:

Douglas Jackson (as Doug Jackson)

Writer:

Matt Dorff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Berkley ... Alicia 'Allie' Brayman
J.H. Wyman ... Kyle Jones (as Joel Wyner)
Frank Schorpion ... Det. Ed Royko
Barry Flatman ... Blake Preston
Mark Walker ... Avery Shaw
Ellen David ... Sharon
Susan Glover Susan Glover ... Judy Grant
Joanna Noyes ... Eilen Brayman
Frank Fontaine ... Frank Brayman
Mary Bradley Mary Bradley ... Madeleine
Alan Fawcett Alan Fawcett ... Jack Barton
Maxine Guess ... Jane Rawlings
Mark Camacho ... Mark Brewster
Dean Patrick Fleming Dean Patrick Fleming ... Kevin Douglas (as Dean Fleming)
Stephanie Bauder Stephanie Bauder ... Attendant
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Elizabeth Berkley stars as a young and rising Public Relations executive who meets a strange man after a cocktail party, and she is framed for murder.

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You meet a man...You take him home...you get set up See more »

Genres:

Thriller | Crime

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Tyhaia' synantisi See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

There are scenes on the back of the various VHS and DVD covers of the film that aren't in the final cut of the film. See more »

Quotes

Allie: I usually don't take a drink from a stranger.
Kyle: Well, I'm Kyle,you're Allie. Now we're no longer strangers.
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Soundtracks

Lost In The Wind
Lyrics and Music by Alexander Caplan
Performed by Alexander Caplan
Used with the permission of 280 Records
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better than average thriller but nothing great
23 March 2001 | by pete-293See all my reviews

As thrillers go, "Random Encounter" is fairly routine overall. Numerous holes in the story harm this film the most. Some of the holes leave the viewer wondering what happened. A little better writing would have helped. A few original twists elevate it somewhat. Some decent photography and acting elevate the film even more. Joel Wyner is reasonably convincing as the treacherous Kyle Jones. His main problem is that compared to Elizabeth Berkley he is a shrimp. Elizabeth Berkley is as beautiful as ever and does a nice job as the PR exec Allie Keller. She does look a little young for the character she plays but she is never-the-less convincing. No one should have a problem with her performance. This is a nice film for Elizabeth Berkley fans and also for thriller & suspense enthusiasts but should be of interest to others as well. It is worth the watch and I'd say better than average.


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