Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  123 min.
Release Date: February 26, 1999

Current rating: Rating: 4.65
based on 241 votes and 10 reviews
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Cast: Nicolas Cage, Peter Stormare, Catherine Keener, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Chris Bauer, Anthony Heald, Myra Carter, Jacklyn Lick


Following on the heels of Boogie Nights, we have another film set in the world of pornographic filmmaking. This time a woman finds an old 8mm movie reel in her late husband’s safe.

To find out more about the disturbing images on the film, she hires a private detective to descend into the underworld porn industry where the acts captured on film are beyond triple-X and can’t legally be made, bought or sold.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Judy Hofflund, Gavin Polone
Screenplay: Andrew Kevin Walker

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  • 5 stars "One word: disturbing. It´s real horror, not like these ones with supernatural beings, but with real monsters who walk among us and look just like the average guy from the next door."
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