Bad Influence

Synopsis: Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces himself as Alex, and the two go out to an under- ground club. Within a matter of days, Alex wheedles his way into Michael's life and turns it upside down, and Michael doesn't realize that Alex is a dangerous sociopath until it's too late.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Curtis Hanson
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

with your schedule 47. Not true, is it?

By the way,

where were you this afternoon?

- When did you get this?

- (Michael) Two weeks ago.

- Why did you get this?

- l don't know. lt was on sale.

- Do you need it?

- That's not the point.

Better give it away to somebody.

Cut your losses.

- You're not making sense.

- Your life makes too much sense already.

You'll have an espresso machine

by next year.

- Pismo, what do you want? l gotta go.

- Why the rush all the time?

l left my wallet at the beach.

Better find your credit card so you

can charge some more video cameras.

You needed to ask me something.

Do you need money again?

- Why do you assume l need money?

- Do you?

- Yes.

- Fine. l'll write you a cheque.

You know what really drives me nuts?

You don't respect me.

l'm your older brother, your only brother!

- Don't do this.

- lt's true.

l just think you could do better than sitting

around smoking pot all day, that's all.

Does that mean l have to

just because l could?

Who says l could anyway?

l couldn't get a decent job

to save my life, and you know why.

Eight years ago. Six months

for possession. Nobody cares.

lt was dealing. Those people never forget.

- Hey, l'm out there trying.

- God.

Look, do we have go through this

every single time l loan you money?

lt's no big deal, all right?

Come on.

l'll call you if your wallet turns up,

but don't hold your breath, OK?

- And that's my office.

- OK.

Thank you.

(woman) l know you didn't want me to,

but l brought you something.

lt's just such a nightmare. This is

taking a lot longer than l had planned.

You really don't have to.

l want to. Please.

(man) You're so sweet.


You're the guy from the bar, right?

The guy with the bottle, right?


- l'm Michael. Why did you leave so fast?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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