Bad Influence
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An overlooked classic satire/thriller"
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Lowe and Spader deliver some great work in this fairly familiar, yet still enjoyable, thriller."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"The production values give a sense that the movie was quickly and haphazardly put together."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Apollo Guide
"Features Rob Lowe at his most creepy"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
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