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Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)

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In this updated version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, a young man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.

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Stacy Title
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Penner ... Jack Lyne
Randall Batinkoff ... Bradbury
Norman Reedus ... Brautigan
Jamey Sheridan ... Carl Lyne
Brooke Taylor Brooke Taylor ... Tiffany
Jacqueline Bisset ... Helen Lyne
Mary-Louise Parker ... Julia Hirsch
Jeffrey Schoeny Jeffrey Schoeny ... Young Jack
Chris Sarandon ... Jack's Father
Thomas F. Duffy ... Bartender (as Thomas Duffy)
Jonathan Banks ... Satch
Philip Baker Hall ... Sol Hirsch
Kevin West ... Pharmacist
Tony Plana ... Tall
Lobo Sebastian ... Ugly
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Storyline

A college student launches an investigation into his wealthy father's death when he suspects his mother and his uncle may have been involved. His suspicions seem cemented when the two announce their impending marriage only shortly after the death. The student's girl friend is also revealed to be increasingly unstable as the investigation progresses. Satch also is revealed to be deeply involved, but the connection has to be found. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Something is Rotten in the City of Angels

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

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English | German

Release Date:

9 June 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Morte se Veste de Negro See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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New Moon Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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AKA: "Stacy Title's Utter Waste of Talent"
25 September 2004 | by alansmithee04See all my reviews

Take "Hamlet." Strip it to it's bare bones. Throw the bones as high as you can up into the air. Assemble them in whatever order they land and you'll pretty much have the plot to "Let The Devil Wear Black."

It's been a long standing policy of mine never to criticize an actor for taking a shot at the role of Hamlet. (Even a barely recognizable Hamlet like this one.) I mean, what actor worth his salt *wouldn't* take a run at Hamlet? And truth be told, Jonathan Penner does takes his best shot at it.

Unfortunately, Penner and Title torpedo the effort with orgulous writing and plot developments so painfully aimless I kept hoping for Zombie Shakespeare to rise from his grave, shamble onto the set and start ripping those responsible for this embarrassment limb-from-limb.


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