Slamdance

  • 1987
  • Movie
  • R
  • Mystery, Thriller

C.C. Drood (Hulce) is a down-on-his-luck cartoonist who is separated from his wife (Mastrantonio) and his child (Barsi) because of a brief affair with the icily beautiful Yolanda (Madsen). A physical and mental wreck incapable of meeting his deadlines, Drood is suddenly kidnaped by a gun-toting thug, Buddy (Opper), and his associate, Gilbert (Doe), who...read more

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C.C. Drood (Hulce) is a down-on-his-luck cartoonist who is separated from his wife (Mastrantonio) and his child (Barsi) because of a brief affair with the icily beautiful Yolanda (Madsen). A physical and mental wreck incapable of meeting his deadlines, Drood is suddenly kidnaped by a

gun-toting thug, Buddy (Opper), and his associate, Gilbert (Doe), who demand to know where he has hidden a package. Totally ignorant of what they want, Drood escapes then later finds himself in handcuffs and being interrogated by detective (Stanton) as a prime suspect in the murder of Yolanda. All

the evidence points to Drood, and the cartoonist must find the real killer to clear his name. Taking a break from what he calls his "Chinese stuff," director Wayne Wang (CHAN IS MISSING; DIM SUM) grabbed at the biggest budget he's ever had--$4.5 million--and came up with this stylish murder

mystery. Written by writer-actor Don Opper, it's modern film noir and Wang directs it as such, highlighting Hulce's alienation, obsession, and entrapment through claustrophobic urban visuals. The ill-defined, sometimes-confusing plot is not as important as conveying the helplessness felt by the

main character. The title reflects this as well, referring to a violent, chaotic style of punk dancing that is a metaphor for Drood's predicament.

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: R
  • Review: C.C. Drood (Hulce) is a down-on-his-luck cartoonist who is separated from his wife (Mastrantonio) and his child (Barsi) because of a brief affair with the icily beautiful Yolanda (Madsen). A physical and mental wreck incapable of meeting his deadlines, Dro… (more)

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