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Random Encounter (1998)

Unrated | | Thriller, Crime | 18 September 1998 (USA)
Elizabeth Berkley stars as a young and rising Public Relations executive who meets a strange man after a cocktail party, and she is framed for murder.

Director:

Douglas Jackson (as Doug Jackson)

Writer:

Matt Dorff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Berkley ... Alicia 'Allie' Brayman
J.H. Wyman ... Kyle Jones (as Joel Wyner)
Frank Schorpion ... Det. Ed Royko
Barry Flatman ... Blake Preston
Mark Walker ... Avery Shaw
Ellen David ... Sharon
Susan Glover Susan Glover ... Judy Grant
Joanna Noyes ... Eilen Brayman
Frank Fontaine ... Frank Brayman
Mary Bradley Mary Bradley ... Madeleine
Alan Fawcett Alan Fawcett ... Jack Barton
Maxine Guess ... Jane Rawlings
Mark Camacho ... Mark Brewster
Dean Patrick Fleming Dean Patrick Fleming ... Kevin Douglas (as Dean Fleming)
Stephanie Bauder Stephanie Bauder ... Attendant
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Elizabeth Berkley stars as a young and rising Public Relations executive who meets a strange man after a cocktail party, and she is framed for murder.

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Some first dates are impossible to escape! See more »

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Thriller | Crime

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Tyhaia' synantisi See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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There are scenes on the back of the various VHS and DVD covers of the film that aren't in the final cut of the film. See more »

Quotes

Allie: Last night in L.A. a Japanese family of three was found shot to death. The family had just arrived from Tokyo and was driving a low rates rental car.
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Soundtracks

Lost In The Wind
Lyrics and Music by Alexander Caplan
Performed by Alexander Caplan
Used with the permission of 280 Records
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adequate thriller
20 June 1999 | by Bob7See all my reviews

This suspense/thriller only got a 4.7 from IMDBers, but I'd give it another point, not quite a 6. As another reviewer said, Eliz is pretty good, better than in Showgirls, and she's never hard to look at. Interesting seeing her as an exec instead of a stripper in Showgirls, but some of those micro-skirts might almost be the same thing.

The plot is ok, but the manner in which she is framed is just too much of a stretch. The movie will lose many viewers at that point ... the chances of things working out that way are about 1 in a million, and the framers are counting on it! But if ya can get by that, and like murder/suspense flicks, it's worth a couple bucks to rent. -Bob


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