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Instant Karma (1990)

The writer of a bad TV series begins to rethink his life when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful actress.

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Roderick Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sheffer ... Zane
Annette Sinclair ... Amy
Orson Bean ... Dr. Berlin
Hedy Lamarr ... Movie Goddess (archive footage)
Alan Blumenfeld ... Oscar Meyer
Kristina Wotkyns Kristina Wotkyns ... Cindy
Ashley Quaine Ashley Quaine ... Janet
Glenn Hirsch Glenn Hirsch ... David (as Glen Hirsch)
James Gallery James Gallery ... Jerry
David Cassidy ... Reno
Larry B. Scott ... Clapper Boy
Steve Fuji Steve Fuji ... Boom Man
Gino Conforti ... Director
William Smith ... Pop
Rick Diamond Rick Diamond ... 1st A.D.
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Storyline

In Hollywood, the successful TV screenwriter and producer of the "Rock'n'Roll P.I." show Zane is an insecure and needy man, unhappy with his mediocre work for television with his partner David. His fiancee Amy has left him to live with another woman and he has hypnosis analysis with his psychiatrist Dr. Berlin. Zane is also having problems with the star of his show, Reno, who is arrogant, temperamental and drug addicted, and his partner in the show Pop is also upset with Reno. Meanwhile the IRS is auditing Zane's investments. When Zane meets the sexy and gorgeous extra Penelope, he immediately becomes obsessed for her. Zane dates Penelope and soon they fall in love with each other. But his insecurity jeopardizes the relationship. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almost a Virgin See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Desert Wind See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Shakra Zula: [reading his palm at her booth on Venice Beach] Hmm... very interesting. You have a very long life line...
Zane: I do?
Shakra Zula: ...but it is broken early on.
Zane: Well... what does that mean?
Shakra Zula: Oh, it could mean many things.
Zane: Well, what about my love line?
Shakra Zula: It is very jagged. Broken. You are very alone. Not happy.
Zane: Well... will I *ever* find happiness?
Shakra Zula: [sounding very somber] Not in this life, I'm afraid.
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Soundtrack.
28 June 2007 | by yafapewi93-1See all my reviews

Although this movie is for the most part awful I did enjoy the soundtrack. If anyone knows if the soundtrack is available I'd like to know where it can be found. I've seen better movies but this one struck a cord. Chelsea Noble is absolutely beautiful and Craig Sheffer is a competent actor but there talents were not used to full advantage. Outside of that I liked the movie and I own a copy however I would like to find a copy on DVD and so far I have been unsuccessful in that search.If anyone has that info I would also be thankful. I still watch this movie and will continue to do so however cheesy it may be.I'm not a David Cassidy fan but I liked his character and I liked William Smith as well.


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