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Up Against Amanda (2000)

After childhood abuse by her step-father and eight years in a juvenile psychiatric lockup, Amanda Lear is released. Her shrink is also her lover, who surreptitiously pays her rent on a nice... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Rissi

Writer:

Michael Rissi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justine Priestley ... Amanda Lear
David DeWitt David DeWitt ... Richard Pierce
Karen Grosso Karen Grosso ... Laurie Pierce
Chuck Williams ... Buzz
John Alan Richards John Alan Richards ... Dr. Arnold
Daniel Roebuck ... Officer Red
Willard E. Pugh ... Officer Wharton (as Willard Pugh)
Skippy McGriff Skippy McGriff ... Amanda's Stepdad
Reggie Bannister ... Lead Guitar Ted
William L. Edwards William L. Edwards ... Sergeant Blathen
Roberta Randall Roberta Randall ... Shelly
Ariauna Albright Ariauna Albright ... Nicole (as Ariana Albright)
Meagan Moore Meagan Moore ... Young Amanda Lear (as Meagan Smith)
Alexis Kent Alexis Kent ... Sheila Gallagher
Marika Casteel ... News Reporter
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After childhood abuse by her step-father and eight years in a juvenile psychiatric lockup, Amanda Lear is released. Her shrink is also her lover, who surreptitiously pays her rent on a nice house for a year. She moves in, takes one look at her neighbor Richard, and dispatches her doctor. To cover her tracks and to begin her seduction, she gets Richard's help with a security system. Soon she's bugging his calls and spying on him with hidden cameras, taking advantage of a rift between Richard and his wife who's in Nashville cutting a record. Amanda will stop at nothing to get Richard's exclusive attention. Will this good neighbor wise up before the hot tub overheats? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes the beauty is the beast.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexual content
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Originally entitled "Malicious" during production. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Lear: It's not the smoke that kills - it's the smoker.
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Slow starter
20 July 2003 | by keesboogSee all my reviews

I didn't like this movie I must admit. Actually I really don't understand how I managed to keep awake during the flick.

I know it's low budget, but the cinematics are so annoying, even 'the bold and the beautiful' has better cameraviews. That's what the entire movie reminded me of: one big soapopera.

The acting was not really that bad though. I liked the Buzz character. But the main guy... please don't offer him a job again, unless he improves of course.

The two things that did keep me watching: - the music. Very nice blues style. - the sickness of Amanda. The ending is nicely done. I actually felt sorry for her at that point.

I won't watch it again. Unless the very gorgeous Justine Priestly threatens me to :) i'd be happy to oblige.

4 / 10

KJ


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Release Date:

15 September 2000 (USA) See more »

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