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Directed by  John Duigan 
Wriiting credits Virginia  Duigan 
Cast (in credits order) Jon Bon Jovi   
     .... Robin Grange  
Anna Galiena  
     .... Elena 
Lambert Wilson   
     .... Felix Webb  
Thandie Newton  
     .... Hilary 
 Lambert Wilson  
     .... Felix Webb 
  Thandie Newton 
     .... Hilary                   
 Barry Humphries 
    .... Humphrey 
 Patricia Hodge  
    .... D  elvene                   
 Diana Quick 
    .... Susan 
 David Warner  
    .... Tod  
Produced by  Bertil Ohlsson 
Paul Raphael
Original music by  Ed Shearmur
Cinematography by  Jean-François Robin
Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon
Casting Caroline Hanania
Costume  Design by Rachael Fleming
Sound Department  Tony Cook .... boom operator
Other crew  Pierre Fabre        .... crew member: Theatre Royal 
Jon Frederiksen     .... crew member: Theatre Royal 
  Bob Irwin (III)     .... crew member: Theatre Royal 
      Neville James       .... crew member:   Theatre Royal 
  Richard Moffatt (I) .... crew member: Theatre  Royal 
  Stuart Saunders (I) .... crew member: Theatre Royal 


 Production Companies  
 Distributors    * Laurenfilm [es] (Spain) 
   * J&M Entertainment 
   * Pathe (UK) 


  MPAA:  Rated R for some language and sexuality.
 Runtime: UK:100
 Country:   UK
 Language: English
 Color: Color:
 Sound Mix:  Dolby
 Certification: UK:15 / USA:R / Germany:12 (bw)                            / Spain:13

Successful playwright Felix Webb (LAMBERT  WILSON) has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey (BARRY   HUMPHRIES), it is already being hailed as a   masterpiece; butFelix can't enjoy his success. He has   fallen passionately in love with Hilary (THANDIE   NEWTON), abeautiful, feisty young actress, and is preparing to desert his perfect family - his wife Elena  (ANNAGALIENA) and three lively children. His  intolerable situation is further complicated when    Humphrey casts
Hilary as one of the leads in 'The Hit   Man'.

                                        Enter Robin Grange (JON BON JOVI), a charismatic
                                        young Hollywood actor making his London theatre
                                        debut. Robin is attractive, charming and dangerous,
                                        and soon inveigles his way into everyone's life. He
                                        ingratiates himself with the cast and, quickly grasping
                                        Felix's dilemma, sets about weaving his web of
                                        mischief. He suggests that if he were to seduce Elena,
                                        she would be distracted from Felix's affair, regain her
                                        self respect, and perhaps even willingly part from the
                                        unfaithful husband to whom she clings. Intially Felix
                                        is outraged but as the tension mounts with Hilary,
                                        reluctant to continue as the second woman in his life,
                                        he succumbs.

                                        Watching in horror as Elena responds to Robin's
                                        perfectly plotted seduction, and tormented with
                                        suspicions that Hilary has also fallen under Robin's
                                        spell, Felix spirals towards a kind of madness.
                                        Desperate to regain control of his life, he indulges in
                                        a grand theatrical gesture, but fate intervenes, and
                                        both Felix and Robin learn that real life doesn't always
                                        follow the script.

                               Leader of the internationally successful rock band
                               Bon Jovi, Jon made his first major motion picture
                               debut last year in MOONLIGHT AND
                               VALENTINO, starring opposite Kathleen Turner,
                               Whoopi Goldberg, Gwyneth Paltrow and Elizabeth
                               Perkins. This followed years of acting lessons
                               during which he turned down several film offers,
                               content to wait until he felt the time and the role
                               were right. As well as excellent reviews, his
                               performance was rewarded with the Motion
                               Picture Club prestigious Premiere Performance
                               Award. In 1990, he accepted a cameo role in
                               YOUNG GUNS II, for which he wrote and
                               performed the movie's soundtrack album BLAZE
                               OF GLORY, which won him a Golden Globe Award
                               and both Oscar and Grammy nominations.

Errors in geography: The exterior of the theatre in which
the play is performed is obviously  The Playhouse, Charing Cross,
London but the interior is the Theatre Royal,  Stratford, London.



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