The Poison Rose

2019


1978: Private eye is hired to find a missing person but becomes embroiled once more in the affairs of an old flame.

One admires the sentiment to have a crack at a Deep South film noir in this day and age but this one falls short

. Good to see Travolta, Freeman, Janssen and Stormare on screen and especially a nice turn as a seedy doctor from Brendan Fraser.

Undone by bland plotting, lack of thrills and an awful lot of anachronisms.



24th May 2019
Cinema








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John Travolta
Carson Philips
Morgan Freeman
Doc
Brendan Fraser
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Famke Janssen
Jayne Hunt
Ella Bleu Travolta
Rebecca Hunt
Robert Patrick
Chief Walsh
Peter Stormare
Slide
Kat Graham
Rose
Blerim Destani
Lorenzo Rodriquez
Devin Ellery
Happy Chandler
Julie Lott
Mrs. Johnson
Frank Renzulli
Richard Gregory
Drew Ater
Don Tunnell
Nick Vallelonga
Nick the Giant Bodyguard
Chris Mullinax
LA Thug
Melissa Greenspan
Betsy
Nadine Lewington
Geraldine
Ashley Atwood
Nurse Melissa
Jimmy Marino
Sanitarium Attendant 'Jimmie'
Neb Chupin
Shot Gun attendant
Tim Newton
Jane's Physician
Ashton Mosley
The Butler (as Jeffrey Mosley)
Sheila Shah
Cocktail Waitress Ashley
Anson Downes
Desk Clerk
Bill Luckett
Coroner
Paul Sampson
Panos
Leni Rico
Mary Sue poker dealer
Luis Da Silva Jr.
Joey
Cristina Serafini
Bartender Christina
Raymond the Cat
Walter
Jimmie Cummings
Doc's Bodyguard (uncredited)