WARNING, GRAPHICS HEAVY, GIVE IT TIME TO LOAD UP !!!
Made in 1989, this was another breakthrough film for famed director Atom Egoyan.
Michael McManus plays the part of Lance, a part-time housekeeper and male escort in
a seedy but popular hotel frequented by film industry types. His ambition to become an
actor with speaking roles instead of his usual 'extra' scenes, prompts him to spy on a
female guest who is writing the screenplay to her own book, and he decides to become
embroiled in a seduction with disastrous consequences. Lisa, another housekeeper at
the same hotel, has an obsession for Lance and she also has to deal with emotional and
psychological issues in the film. Long hailed as a diatribe against the media industry and
the effect that television and film have on society, the DVD even offers a narration
on scenes by Egoyan himself.
Michael was nominated for Best Actor award in the Canadian 1990 Genie film awards category.
Here are some articles and some hard-to-find pictures from media on the film.
You can download Vidcaps in zip file form here:
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Promo Pic for film Speaking Parts Italian video Promo pic 2 Theatrical Poster Lance's promo pic
book based on film cover
These are several promotional pictures that came in a Speaking Parts press kit. Click on each one to see the larger version.
To view clip, hold your cursor over the frame and it will play.
Rare controversial deleted scene from film available on the DVD.
Atom Egoyan narrates the philosophy behind the scene and the uproar it created with several censor agencies.
SPEAKING PARTS ARTICLE:
Best Picture (nom) - - 1990 Genie Award Best Actor (nom) - Michael McManus - 1990 Genie Award Best
Actress (nom) - Gabrielle Rose - 1990 Genie Award Best
Director (nom) - Atom Egoyan - 1990 Genie Award Best
Score (nom) - Mychael Danna - 1990 Genie Award Best Original Screenplay (nom) - Atom Egoyan - 1990 Genie Award