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Phoenix (2006)

Unrated | | Drama | 30 January 2006 (USA)
Inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni's 1961 classic L'Avventura, Michael Akers' "PHOENIX" is infused with symbolism and a sexy spark. Dylan Wells (Chad Edward Bartley) has a good job, a great... See full summary »

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Dylan Wells
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Demetrius Stone
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Ken Sparks
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Gunther
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Lewis (as Conrad Corral)
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Resort Trainee
Laura Slik ...
Resort Clerk
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A.J. Sullivan ...
Detective Smith (as AJ Sullivan)
Michael D. Akers ...
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Inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni's 1961 classic L'Avventura, Michael Akers' "PHOENIX" is infused with symbolism and a sexy spark. Dylan Wells (Chad Edward Bartley) has a good job, a great apartment and an exciting relationship with Ken Sparks (Gaetano Jones, Boystown), his sexy well traveled boyfriend who just might be "the one." A great life, or so he believes, until Ken's visit for Dylan's 23rd birthday party is unexpectedly cut short when Ken is suddenly called away to tend to a failing real estate deal, and then disappears.

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The art piece that Ken gives to Dylan looks very similar to the urn that Jack has his mother's ashes in in Aker's film "Morgan". See more »

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His movies are getting better!
17 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw Phoenix because I like independent films and because I was interested in it after seeing the trailer.I also just watched Mike Acker's first film Gone but not forgotten.It got really bad reviews.Obviously not the best movie but I didn't mind it. Yes the movie was very low budget and amateur and came across sort of like a daytime soap opera, but the acting was real and believable.It moved a bit slow but it did keep me interested and I did like the ending.I grew up in a small town so I could really relate to the movie gone but not forgotten. Phoenix was a little better.It is a very simple film with again very good believable acting.It could have had a larger cast though and been a little more fast paced,but maybe that's not what they wanted for this movie.One part I really liked in Phoenix was when Dylan was waiting for Demetrius to get home from work and was sitting outside his house during a thunderstorm.I loved the lightning shots and the rain.It added nice atmosphere but I wish that scene was longer. This movie had a sad ending but a believable one.


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