Depeche Mode in
Dangerously Close

Giovanni summed it up best: "This movie should be titled dangerously stupid". Although Dangerously Close gets bonus points for using two Mode songs in the course of the film, the plot and acting leave so much to be desired as to almost negate the idea of making it in the first place. Essentially, it's a movie about not "fitting in with the crowd," but with murder being the consequence. It's an ABC "After School Special" crossed with a "Murder, She Wrote" episode, and a dab of "1984".

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Stripped is used about 30 minutes into the film, as a background to a vandalism scene. Kinda like the Stripped video, turned inside out. A Question Of Lust is used very prominently during a scene where the main character innocently happens to watch his love interest undress from afar. Both were used reasonably well. The film was available in "Drama" section of the local Hollywood Video. I doubt the soundtrack has been released separately.


Dangerously Close
Albert Pyun
Produced by:
Yoram Globus (executive)
Menahem Golan (executive)
Susan Hoffman (associate)
Karen Koch (associate)
Harold Sobel
Internet Movie Database Entry:
Dangerously Close
Depeche Mode song used:
A Question of Lust
The movie takes place in a rich kids' high school, where there are lots of expensive cars in the parking lot and the teachers all seem to cultivate interesting personality disorders. Two of the kids stand out - one, because he is the school punk and therefore a nonconformist, and the other because he is the straight arrow who won't go along with the majority rule of the creeps. The school has been having problems with vandalism, we are told, and so a student group called the Sentinels has been founded to combat the vandals. The group has turned into a violent, neofascist private army that terrorizes the kids who don't fit in. (Roger Ebert)
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