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''Bad Influence'' is a 1990 American thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson starring Creator/RobLowe and Creator/JamesSpader.

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''Bad Influence'' is a 1990 American thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson Creator/CurtisHanson starring Creator/RobLowe and Creator/JamesSpader.


* FrameUp: [[spoiler:Alex frames Michael for Claire's death of whom Michael slept with.]]

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* FrameUp: [[spoiler:Alex frames Michael for Claire's death of death, with whom Michael had slept with.]]


* FrameUp: [[spoiler:Alex frames Michael for the death of a girl Michael slept with.]]
* GolfClubbing: [[spoiler:Alex kills a girl Michael slept with in his apartment with a golf club.]]

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* FrameUp: [[spoiler:Alex frames Michael for the Claire's death of a girl whom Michael slept with.]]
* GolfClubbing: [[spoiler:Alex kills a girl Michael slept with Claire in his Michael's apartment with a golf club.]]



* SnuffFilm: [[spoiler:Alex makes a homemade snuff film of him killing a girl Michael slept with, which he then makes Michael watch.]]

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* SnuffFilm: [[spoiler:Alex makes a homemade snuff film of him killing a girl Michael slept with, Claire, which he then makes Michael watch.]]

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''Bad Influence'' is a 1990 American thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson starring Creator/RobLowe and Creator/JamesSpader.

Michael (Spader), a shy, socially awkward yuppie, meets the extroverted Alex (Lowe), a mysterious stranger who teaches him to be assertive and take risks. When things go too far however, and Michael wants out, Alex takes it upon himself to convince Michael to reconsider his decision - one way or another.
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!!This film features examples of:
* TheCorrupter: Alex enjoys corrupting Michael into giving into his dark side.
* FrameUp: [[spoiler:Alex frames Michael for the death of a girl Michael slept with.]]
* GolfClubbing: [[spoiler:Alex kills a girl Michael slept with in his apartment with a golf club.]]
* IronicEcho: Alex at one point says, "You make a very funny face when you come" to Michael while [[spoiler: watching the videotape he made of Michael having sex]], much to the latter's horror. Later in the film, Michael turns this around by saying, "Has anyone ever told you you make a very funny face when you come?" while [[spoiler: holding a knife to Alex's throat]].
* MisanthropeSupreme: Alex, who justifies himself for the evil things that he does with claims that all people are hypocrites who simply try to play innocent.
* SnuffFilm: [[spoiler:Alex makes a homemade snuff film of him killing a girl Michael slept with, which he then makes Michael watch.]]
* TheSociopath: Alex doesn't have shred of guilt about the evil things he does.
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