Love and Money (1982, USA/GER) C-90m. ** D: James Toback. Starring Ray Sharkey, Ornella Muti, Klaus Kinski, Armand Assante, King Vidor. Director Toback's follow-up to FINGERS (1978) is similarly thoughtful, but has very little to think about and simply wants too much. Sharkey starts working for wealthy businessman Kinski to influence the president of a fictitious South American country. Sharkey also has an affair with Kinski's bored wife Muti. How will this turn out? How soon will you turn off? Sat on the shelf for two years and understandably so. Only legendary Vidor (in his first acting role since 1934!) gets some laughs.


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