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Scam (1993)





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In this erotic thriller, two bunco artists ply their trade in Miami Beach. They prey upon wealthy marks; the female grifter uses all her wiles to seduce men out of their cash. It works fine until she tries to con ex-G-man Jack Shanks. He catches on and ends up blackmailing her into helping him get a little revenge in Jamaica.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Christopher Walken
as Jack Shanks
Lorraine Bracco
as Maggie Rohrer
Miguel Ferrer
as Barry Landers
Martin Donovan
as Gordon Wexler
James McDaniel
as Daniel Poole
Daniel von Bargen
as Albert Magliocco
Erick Avari
as Mr. Ayub
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Not officially 'good' by any stretch, but if you have an appreciation for direct-to-video style, low-budget cheese this film is entertaining in ways that were never intended. And although even Walken is Walken-less in this story-go-nowhere, wing-every-scene, directionless too-small-to-be-a-flop flop, i enjoy this one, if for no other reason than as case-study intrigue in the "what were they thinking" vein. Things that make you go hmmm. I particularly enjoy the larger-than-life, taking themselves too seriously attitudes exuded from all the main characters. They're all insignificant low-lifes but don't tell them that or they may stop being so accidentally funny. Pretty good bad stuff, just not miserably great. To put into perspective, I could happily watch this wreck 10 times a year, but could never say the same of the universally agreed highly-rated and supposedly 'great' piece "Heathers," so there it is.

Melanie D'Angelo
Melanie D'Angelo

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