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Love Crimes (1992)

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Love Crimes, an erotic thriller directed by Lizzie Borden, explores the psychology of a con man posing as a photographer, who seduces women and then blackmails them using humiliating, revealing pictures he has taken of them. David Hanover (Patrick Bergin) preys on the hopes of women by offering them love and a possible career as fashion models. When some of the women complain, but refuse to aid in Hanover's prosecution, DA Dana Greenway (Sean Young) becomes obsessed with catching Hanover, to the point where she tracks him down and spys on him in his secluded home, making herself a potential victim. He catches her and holds her captive. Feminist filmmaker Borden, who also directed the remarkable, low-budget film Working Girls, raises interesting questions regarding sex, humiliation and male-female relationships, but the film is spoiled by the ambiguity of her central character, Dana. An abused child herself, she has the same self-loathing that the other woman who are preyed upon by Hanover possess, but her motivations for her actions remain murky. Despite these flaws, Borden, always an interesting filmmaker, raises important issues which perhaps can't be adequately resolved using the restrictions of the thriller genre.

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Cast

Sean Young
as Dana Greenway
Patrick Bergin
as David Hanover
James Read
as Stanton Gray
Fern Dorsey
as Colleen Dells
Tina Hightower
as Anne Winslow
Danielle Shuman
as Dana (age 6)
David Shuman
as Lou Jay Greenway
Sarah Bork
as Clarice Greenway
Diane Butler
as Kelly Andrews
Jim Harley
as Chief Ellis
Bob Banks
as Jamie
Adrian Roberts
as Officer Riggs
Bob Hannah
as Detective Taylor
Hurley Daughtery
as 1st Police Officer
Tom Rowan
as 2nd Police Officer
Dennis Norton
as 3rd Police Officer
Sonny Shroyer
as 1st Plain Clothes Cop
Jimmy Meyers
as 2nd Plain Clothes Cop
L. Warren Young
as 3rd Plain Clothes Cop
Carl Bates
as 4th Plain Clothes Cop
Charles Cheek
as 5th Plain Clothes Cop
Jodi G. DuFresne
as Receptionist
John Hambrick
as Man in Trailer
Scott Leftridge
as 1st Bar Fight Man
Jonjo Mayo
as 2nd Bar Fight Man
Lonnie R. Smith Jr.
as Man in Hotel
Wayne Shorter
as Jazz Quartet Member
Ronnie Free
as Jazz Quartet Member
Joe Jones
as Jazz Quartet Member
Ben Tucker
as Jazz Quartet Member
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Disappointing confused erotic thriller.

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