The Linguini Incident
|The Linguini Incident|
|File:The Linguini Incident.jpg|
|Directed by||Richard Shepard|
|Music by||Thomas Newman|
|Distributed by||Academy Entertainment|
Lucy (Arquette) is a frustrated magician, specifically an escape artist, who is obsessed with becoming a modern female version of Harry Houdini. She collects Houdini artifacts and waits for her big break while working as a waitress at a trendy Manhattan restaurant. With British bartender, Monte (Bowie), and her roommate Vivian, she arranges a heist of the restaurant. Monte is also determined to get Lucy to marry him, under the pretense that he needs his green card.
The movie was released to VHS in 1992.
Reviews of the movie were mostly negative. Empire Magazine gave the movie one star out of five, calling it "an unbearably protracted dud". Variety Magazine called the movie an "uninspired, poverty row production" and lamented the mis-casting of Bowie in the lead role. A review by the New York Times is positive and approves of the film's casting. TV Guide gave the movie 2 stars out of 5.
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