Ted & Venus (1991)





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Bud Cort's directorial debut is a dark comedy about a romantic obsession that leads to tragedy, featuring a wide array of cameo performances including James Brolin, Carol Kane, Rhea Perlman, Martin Mull, Andrea Martin, Woody Harrelson, Timothy Leary, and Gena Rowlands. Cort is Ted Whitley, a local poet celebrity in Venice Beach, California, who spends his time drifting along the boardwalk and delivering his beat poetry inspirations at a local dive. As he sits on a pier composing his latest art work, a vision of incredible beauty --Linda Turner (Kim Adams)-- strolls by in a bikini and Ted is immediately smitten. Linda turns out to be the manager of the agency that Ted has used to try to find a new apartment. He flatters her with his attentions and his poetic rambles. For her part, she likes Ted but doesn't consider him romantic material. Ted misinterprets Linda's friendliness for amorousness and when Linda tries to back off from Ted, Ted cannot be stopped. His out-of-control obsession for Linda turns Linda's once-friendly demeanor into one of terror. But Ted continues stalking her until tragedy strikes.
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Bud Cort
as Ted Whitley
James Brolin
as Max Waters
Kim Adams
as Linda
Carol Kane
as Colette
Gena Rowlands
as Mrs. Turner
Woody Harrelson
as Homeless Viet Nam Veteran
Martin Mull
as Ted's Attorney
Roberta Wallach
as District Attorney
Dr. Timothy Leary
as Poetic Judge
Tricia O'Neil
as Female Judge
Tony Genaro
as Bailiff
Andrea Martin
as Bag Lady
Tracy Reiner
as Shelly
Arleen Sorkin
as Marcia
Pat McCormick
as Father
Lady Rowlands
as Linda's Grandmother
Bettye Ackerman
as Beatnik Woman
Jack Eastland
as Club Emcee
Jerome Coleman
as Skateboarder/Park Bench Lover
Shelly Werk
as Nurse
Rob Moran
as Patient
Clint Allen
as Patient
Zoe Cassavetes
as Waitress with Attitude
Pat Ast
as Friend
Grif Griffis
as 2nd Woman
Philip K. Irven
as Ted's Bunkmate
Stefanos Miltsakakis
as 1st Prisoner
Craig Ryan Ng
as 2nd Prisoner
Jim Maniaci
as 3rd Prisoner
Mik Scriba
as Prison Guard
Chad Taylor
as Chainsaw Juggler
Christopher McMullen
as Horseback Rider
Joe Paul
as Wino
Tamara DeTereaux
as Park-Bench Lover
Pete Koch
as 1st Cop
Carl Rumburg
as 2nd Cop
Tamara De Treaux
as Park Bench Lover
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