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Bad Influence

Country: USA, Language: English, 99 mins

  • Director: Curtis Hanson
  • Writer: David Koepp
  • Producer: Richard Becker; Morrie Eisenman

CGiii Comment

Predictable, unrealistic, well-acted nonsense.


The(ir) Blurb...

Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces himself as Alex, and the two go out to an under- ground club. Within a matter of days, Alex wheedles his way into Michael's life and turns it upside down, and Michael doesn't realize that Alex is a dangerous sociopath until it's too late.

Cast & Characters

Rob Lowe as Alex;
James Spader as Michael Boll;
Lisa Zane as Claire;
Marcia Cross as Ruth Fielding;
Rosalyn Landor as Britt;
Tony Maggio as Patterson;
Palmer Lee Todd as Naked Woman;
Kathleen Wilhoite as Leslie;
Sunny Smith as Waitress;
Susan Lee Hoffman as Karen, Woman in Bar;
Jeff Kaake as Willie, Man in Bar;
Christian Clemenson as Pismo Boll;
Charisse Glenn as Stylish Eurasian Woman;
Jay Della as Chez Jay Bartender;
Inger Lorre as Band Member