Bad Influence [Blu-ray] [1990]

  • SKU: 30582189
  • Release Date: 05/24/2016
  • Rating: R
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

Special Features

  • Under The Influence - New Interview with Writer David Koepp


Bad Influence
Successful LA marketing analyst Michael Boll (James Spader) seemingly has it all -- except a sense of self-confidence. Enigmatic drifter Alex (Rob Lowe) enters Michael's life and immediately begins to exert a negative influence. As Michael's self-esteem zooms (aided by generous dollops of sex and drugs) he allows himself to be dragooned into a life of crime by the demonic Alex. The "doppelganger" aspects of Bad Influence, and the film's many unexpected twists and turns, echo films of Alfred Hitchcock, especially Strangers on a Train. The film's boldest stroke is to cast the likeable Lowe as the bad guy (albeit a charming one) and the often villainous Spader as the malleable milquetoast. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Rob Lowe
    Rob Lowe - Alex
  • James Spader
    James Spader - Michael Boll
  • Lisa Zane
    Lisa Zane - Claire
  • Christian Clemenson
    Christian Clemenson - Pismo Boll
  • Kathleen Wilhoite
    Kathleen Wilhoite - Leslie

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Forgotten gem from 1990.

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    Spader and Lowe make an excellent pair in this forgotten gem from Curtis Hanson and David Koepp. It's a good summation of late 1980s culture. Would make a good double feature with American Psycho. Keep your eyes peeled for a bar scene with a young David Duchovny before his big break. It's a good 25 years before Rob Lowe would work with Duchovny again on Californication as Eddie Nero!

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