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The Foreigner (1978)

European secret agent Max Menace arrives in New York City, waiting for his contact to tell him his assignment. He becomes entangled with an assortment of odd characters and situations, but never learns why he's there.

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Amos Poe

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Amos Poe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Mitchell Eric Mitchell ... Max Menace
Anya Phillips Anya Phillips ... Doll
Patti Astor Patti Astor ... Fili Harlow
Debbie Harry ... Dee Trik (as Deborah Harry)
Robin Crutchfield Robin Crutchfield ... Fido Hex
Kitty Sondern Kitty Sondern ... Kit Bag
Duncan Hannah Duncan Hannah ... King Bag / Shake
Steven Kramer Steven Kramer ... Mouse
Susan Morris Susan Morris ... Mo Bag
Amos Poe ... Amos Nitrate
David Forshtay David Forshtay ... For Bag
Pusante Byzantium Pusante Byzantium ... Skratch / Rumanian
Ana Marton Ana Marton ... Fullee / Rumanian
Chirine El Khadem Chirine El Khadem ... Mr. Kool
James Crosby James Crosby ... Son of Sam
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European secret agent Max Menace arrives in New York City, waiting for his contact to tell him his assignment. He becomes entangled with an assortment of odd characters and situations, but never learns why he's there.

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1982 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Fremde See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Visions See more »
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Mono
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Max Menace: When we dream that we dream, we are beginning to wake up.
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Punk D-I-Y movie cannot be dismissed
4 February 2002 | by michael.e.barrettSee all my reviews

A step forward from "Unmade Beds," this black-and-white, semi-improvised movie with late '70s punk elements is obviously influenced by Godard and Warhol (as Amos Poe frankly admits on the DVD commentary). Yes, it has its maddening, amateurish elements (such as bad sound), but it also has something intriguing going on in the photography and in the idea of minimal, "existential" filmmaking. Poe reports that Jim Jarmusch liked this film and it influenced his "Permanent Vacation"--one can see this clearly.


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