DIRECTOR: Larry Cohen (It's Alive, Q - The Winged Serpent)

STARS: Billy Dee Williams (Fear City), Vanity (Tanya's Island), Morgan Fairchild, John Beck, Joe Cortese (The Death Collector, Evilspeak), Joe Spinell (Maniac, One Man Jury)

SYNOPSIS: Here's a silly 80's era Larry Cohen action comedy. Billy Dee Williams stars as a wise-cracking private eye, sexy Vanity as his sidekick / girlfriend and Morgan Fairchild as the femme fatale. This one starts off with a sleazy client hiring Williams to kill his wife. Williams takes half the money and goes to see the woman … but only to warn her. The wife ends up dead anyway and the police find Williams' fingerprints all over the house. His old cop buddy (Cortese) gives him one week to find the real killer or get thrown in jail. Williams (whose character's last name is "Hamberger") uses his charm on women and fists on men to get what he needs. Vanity looks amazing and has charisma to burn as a taxicab driver and Williams' main squeeze. She's also the only female immune from his charms. Shot in New York City, Larry Cohen shows off his usual talent at getting great locations on a low budget. In this film there's a helicopter shooting out the windows of a high rise restaurant, a fight scene inside the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and a shoot-out at an empty Shea Stadium! Joe Spinell appears but he doesn't make it past the pre-credit sequence.

*For more see:
Empty Beach, Hollywood Harry, Glitter Dome and 3rd Degree Burn

Fullscreen / Color

Region Free NTSC dvd-R

BLACK dvd case (above image is the front cover art)

Buy "Deadly Illusion" : $20.00

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