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The Simian Line (2000)

the simian line,dvd cover,eric stoltzThe Simian Line is a comedy written by Gisela Bernice (based on a story by Linda Yellen and Michael Leeds), and directed by Linda Yellen.

It premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2000, had a limited theatrical release in 2001 and was released on DVD in February 2006. It is available on Hulu.


When Katharine (Lynn Redgrave) throws a party on Halloween, a psychic called Arnita (Tyne Daly) predicts that one of the three couples present at the party will break up by the end of the year. The guests don’t take her seriously. Arnita doesn’t tell them that she can see a fourth couple at the party, the long dead Mae (Samantha Mathis) and Edward (William Hurt).

eric stoltz,the simian lineAs days go by, Katharine grows increasingly jealous of her lover Rick (Harry Connick, Jr.), and his flirting with her neighbor Sandra (Cindy Crawford). Sandra is married to Paul (Jamey Sheridan). Marta (Monica Keena) and Billy (Dylan Bruno) are rock musicians who live in the same building as Katharine.

Eric appears in a few scenes as the social worker who comes to interview the young couple (Monica Keena & Dylan Bruno) and assess their competence to be parents.

eric stoltz,the simian line,william hurt,samantha mathisCAST:

Harry Connick Jr. (Rick), Cindy Crawford (Sandra), Tyne Daly (Arnita), William Hurt (Edward), Monica Keena (Marta), Samantha Mathis (Mae), Lynn Redgrave (Katharine), Eric Stoltz (Sam Donovan), Jamey Sheridan (Paul), Dylan Bruno (Billy)

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