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Headless Body in Topless Bar

  • Comedy
  • Crime/detective
  • 1995
  • James Bruce
  • 110 mins

Summary

Late one night, in a seedy topless bar, a group of men watch a stripper dance over their malted beverages. But, one of them is an ex-con who's about to put the group on a collision course with death. Inspired by the events that spawned the New York Post headline, Headless Body in Topless Bar is an intense black comedy about a group of hostages held under the torment of a twisted gunman. The lonely, deranged killer leads the patrons through a bizarre, intriguing, and darkly humorous pop-psychotherapy session that's part truth or dare, part Russian roulette. As the searing drama develops, issues arise: the politics of gender, the effects of institutionalization, and the deadly dance between predator and prey. Who will survive? Candy the jaded stripper? Lumkin, the Wall Street sexual deviant? Carl, the wheelchair-bound regular? Or Vic and Creamface, the two loudmouth beer-chugging hockey buddies? Anything can happen with this madman in charge.

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Credits

Cast

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ManRaymond J Barry
Vic PalmieriRustam Branaman
CandyJennifer MacDonald
DannyTaylor Nichols
Bradford LumpkinDavid Selby
Carl LevinPaul Williams
Letitia JacksonApril Grace
JoeBiff Yeager

Crew

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DirectorJames Bruce

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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