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Trust Me (1989)

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An art dealer murders one of his artists in the hopes of increasing the market value of his work.

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Robert Houston

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Robert Houston (as Bobby Houston), Gary Rigdon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Ant ... James Callendar
David Packer David Packer ... Sam Brown
Talia Balsam ... Catherine Walker
William De Acutis William De Acutis ... Billy Brawthwaite
Joyce Van Patten ... Nettie Brown
Barbara Bain ... Mary Casal
Brooke Davida Brooke Davida ... Denise Tipton
Simon McQueen Simon McQueen ... Holly Windsor
Alma Beltran ... Imelda
Marilyn Tokuda Marilyn Tokuda ... Chic Girl
Barbara Perry ... Severe Woman
Virgil Frye ... Thug
Morris Beers Morris Beers ... Man in Sandals
Bill Saito Bill Saito ... Scowling Man
Kenia Kenia ... Latin Girl
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An art dealer murders one of his artists in the hopes of increasing the market value of his work.

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Murder is a dying art See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'originale See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby

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Color
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Flaky satire of the art industry. (spoilers)
5 June 2006 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

David Packer seemed to keep very busy as an actor in 1989 and 1990, and usually played the likable, but sometimes unsure protagonist of light comedy (see The Runnin' Kind) or romantic comedy (see You Can't Hurry Love) and it was this character that I once again expected to see here in what turned out to be an incredibly dull satire on commercial art. This black comedy with a very thin story and scattered focus might've fared much better had it been straight comedy or absurdist comedy as at least we would expect from a story of the unsuspecting artist and the art dealer plotting his demise. In fact, it would be John Water's "Pecker" to come along years later which makes the same point more amusingly, if not more effectively (although the point of commercialism and art is really straightforward). Instead, what results from the insertion of far too much seriousness, if not strange demeanor of Adam Ant (as the art dealer James Callendar who needs to absolve his debts on the infamy of an upcoming artist who's career prematurely ends on his death), and perhaps the best way to characterize this is, to borrow from the proceeding viewer's comments: sluggish.


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