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Greasy Lake (1988)

Summer vacation's just started and three 19-year-old friends decide on a night out cruising, heading for Greasy Lake outside L.A. It turns out more eventful than they expected. (30 min.)

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Damian Harris
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Cast

Cast overview:
Eric Stoltz ... T.C.
James Spader ... Digby
Tegan West Tegan West ... Jeff
Cisco Pike Cisco Pike ... Bad Ass
Dirty Dick Dirty Dick ... Biker
Freaky Frank Freaky Frank ... Biker
Jeff Edwards Jeff Edwards ... Hitch Hiker
Julie Dolan ... Bad Ass' Girlfriend
Annabel Harris Annabel Harris ... Bad Girl #1
Denise Crosby ... Bad Girl #2
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Summer vacation's just started and three 19-year-old friends decide on a night out cruising, heading for Greasy Lake outside L.A. It turns out more eventful than they expected. (30 min.)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Грязное озеро See more »

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Chanticleer Films See more »
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Color
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Based on a short story with the same title by T. C. Boyle. See more »

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Is Greasy Lake as good as T.C. Boyle's short story?

The film "Greasy Lake," directed by Damian Harris, and the original short story by T.C. Boyle share all the elements that make both stories effective in their respective forms of media. While the original genius of the satire comes from T.C. Boyle, it is a credit to Damian Harris for recognizing the importance of each element of the story he retained for the film. Without lines such as "Digby wore a gold star in his let ear and allowed his father to pay for his tuition at Cornell." the story would lose it identity as a satire about "a time when it was good to be bad." The casting of the three main characters—three relatively small and skinny guys—also helps portray them as phonies posing as bad-ass dudes. Damian Harris's truth to the original story makes this film as good as the original short story. This film should serve as a model to those many filmmakers who find genius in literature and only manage to destroy it on its way to the big screen.


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