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Year

1989

Character

John Melaney

Summary

Ann Melaney (Andie MacDowell) lives in a comfortable Louisiana home with her unscrupulous, self-centered yuppie lawyer husband, John (Peter Gallagher). She spends her days fretting over the insurmountable problems of the world and her own unfocused sense of melancholy. Although she doesn't know it, she has a good reason to be upset: John is having a torrid affair with her younger, more extroverted sister, Cynthia (Laura San Giacomo). When Graham Dalton (James Spader), an old college pal of John's, comes to visit, all three are momentarily distracted from personal problems and intrigues as they scrutinize the odd outsider. Ann soon discovers that Graham has some strange habits and problems of his own. Plagued by impotency since the calamitous breakup of his last relationship, the young drifter finds sexual gratification by videotaping women willing to talk about their sexual past and fantasies in front of the camera. A chain of attraction and jealousy develops as the four interconnect in several varied pairings, culminating with Ann's decision to become Graham's latest subject.

Director

Steven Soderbergh

Writers

Steven Soderbergh

Cast

James Spader

Graham Dalton

Andie MacDowell

Ann Biship Melaney

Laura San Giacomo

Cynthia Melaney

Ron Vawter

Ann's Therapist

Steven Brill

Barfly at the Bayou

David Foil

John's Colleague

Official Site

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Photos

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