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Bad Influence Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Spader, Rob Lowe, Marcia Cross

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Michael Boll (Spader) is a wimpy but affluent young executive who is about to have his face rearranged in a bar by a jealous boyfriend when a handsome, mysterious stranger named Alex (Lowe) steps in and then disappears. Later that evening while jogging Michael sees Alex again on a pier and the two go out to an underground club. Within a few days Alex introduces Michael to his world- a world full of booze, drugs, women, excitement and thrills.
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Michael, who is not happy with his life circumstances and is engaged to a woman he doesn't want to marry, is immediately drawn in. Alex,in turn makes himself comfortable in Michael's home and life. One night things go too far when Michael discovers that Alex has beaten a co-worker of his almost to death over an upcoming promotion. He tells him to get out of his condo and out of his life. Alex retaliates by turning Michael's simple, boring life upside down. When a woman friend of his is found murdered in his home, Michael realizes finally that Alex is a dangerous sociopath. Unable to go to the police because Alex has planted incriminating evidence on him, Michael turns to his older brother for help in stopping Alex in his tracks.
The review of this Movie prepared by Patti Illsley



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   catching brutal killer/stalker

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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