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Dead End (1998)

After his ex-wife dies in a fall from her balcony, Police Sgt. Henry Smovinsky gets custody of his troubled teenage son. Smovinsky soon finds out that his ex-wife was a high-class hooker, ... See full summary »

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Douglas Jackson

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Karl Schiffman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Roberts ... Henry Smovinsky
Jacob Tierney ... Adam Compton
Eliza Roberts ... Maggie Furness
Jayne Heitmeyer ... Katie Compton
Jack Langedijk ... Lt. Lido
Lynne Adams ... Sally
Frank Schorpion ... Dennis
Larry Day ... Burnett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Goûchy Boy ... Arresting officer (as Gouchy Boy)
Andy Bradshaw Andy Bradshaw ... Cop in Gym
Andrew Campbell Andrew Campbell ... Pimp
Fernando Chien ... Hawkeye
Guido Cocomello ... Bip
Irene Contogiorgis Irene Contogiorgis ... Kid at Convenience Store
Norris Domingue Norris Domingue ... Ticket Seller
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Storyline

After his ex-wife dies in a fall from her balcony, Police Sgt. Henry Smovinsky gets custody of his troubled teenage son. Smovinsky soon finds out that his ex-wife was a high-class hooker, her death was not a suicide and that the police have chosen him as their prime suspect. Maggie Furness is the only cop willing to help him protect his son and track down the real killer. Written by Robin Walsh <rowalsh@vassar.edu>

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality, violence, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

False Pretense See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jayne Heitmeyer and Jacob Tierney play mother and son in the film even though in real life, she is only 9 years older than him. See more »

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References Screamers (1995) See more »

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Mystery Science theater fodder
9 September 1999 | by amt3See all my reviews

I saw this movie late one night on Showtime. Mediocre acting, routine plot (the synopsis says it all and spoils any kind of suspense there might be). We had the most fun making fun of the cast and comments on the apartment. Reminded me of so many other movies. If you like movies like Desparado (so bad it's good) then this is the movie for you.


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