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Dual Mania (2017)

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A psychological suspense thriller dealing with the dual persona a young man possesses and attempts to conceal throughout his ongoing sessions with his therapist.







Credited cast:
Record Store Customer
Delores, 2nd Secretary
Record Store Customer
Female Doctor in Lab
Tamara Anderson ...
Record Store Customer
Mara Goldman ...
Record Store Clerk
Juanita Wilson ...
Steve's Mother (Present)
Record Store Manager
Martin Shannon ...
Dr. Stan Franklin
Michael Kachingwe ...
Record Store Cashier
Torrence W. Murphy ...
Steve's Father (Past)
Young Donna Valentine
Mike Felton ...
Record Store Customer
Ebony Coward ...
Lydia's Nosy Neighbor


Recent graduate Dr. Steve Livingston, a new arrival into a prominent Chicago psychotherapist firm, has undertaken a new patient named Tommy who has a troubled past. The new doctor is determined to understand and evaluate the patient's unpredictable and violent behavior. But throughout his examination, the doctor is experiencing problems of his own at home. Although recently engaged to his beautiful fiancée Lydia, Steve still has his own sexual tendencies towards women who appear unexpectedly in his life. Meanwhile, the patient's condition is getting worse - much more so than the doctor realizes. And a dangerous game is about to begin. Written by FilmmakerJosephStrickland

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A dangerous game is about to begin...



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26 October 2017 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Dual Mania has been archived in the collections of the distinguished British Film Institute (BFI) since its conception from script to film in 1993. See more »


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Cat Ellington's review of the psychological suspense thriller "Dual Mania"
6 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Written, produced, and directed by Joseph Strickland, Dual Mania is a unique motion picture effort boasting a talented, multiracial cast of performers, a few of whom would include Joseph Plummer, a veteran stage actor and Joseph Jefferson Award nominee who portrays Dr. Steve Livingston, Sherrice Eaglin, too a legend of the Chicago stage and a feature film and television actress who stars as Lydia Johnson, and newcomer Michael Spitz, who is introduced in his first major screen role as the pathological antagonist, Tommy Valentine.

In addition to her character foundation in Dual Mania, Sherrice Eaglin is a standout actress whose filmography incorporates a number of critically- acclaimed works in which the Chicago-based thespian has been showcased, including but not limited to: "There's Hope Musical," "Chicago P.D.," "Love Relations," "Bowls of Water," etc.

Also starring in this intense film noir style thriller are "Judas Run" and "The Executive" actress Renee Domenz, who was cast to portray the role of Lucy; "Hurry Up!" and "Bones" actress Yvonne Huff who appears as Delores; "Stir of Echoes" and "Road to Perdition" star Duane Sharp as the Record Store Manager; and "The Defiled" actress Ali Goodman, in her memorable role as the Woman in Red Dress, among an undeniable troupe of other fellow performers who round out Dual Mania's wonderfully diverse cast.

Set in Strickland's native Chicago, Dual Mania is a broodingly dark and captivating suspense that will undoubtedly be regarded as one of the most distinctive films of its respective genre.

— Cat Ellington at The Movie Database

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