Acting on Impulse

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Acting on Impulse is a 1993 American film directed by Sam Irvin and starring Linda Fiorentino, Nancy Allen, and C. Thomas Howell. The film, which is also known under the alternate titles Secret Lives and Eyes of a Stranger, premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 3, 1993[1] before being broadcast by Showtime on July 10, 1993.[2] Adam Ant, Isaac Hayes, Zelda Rubinstein, and Dick Sargent, in his last role, make cameo appearances.[3]

Acting on Impulse
theatrical poster
Directed bySam Irvin
Produced byMichael Jaffe
Mark Benton Johnson
David Peters
Screenplay byMark Pittman
Alan Moskowitz
Story bySolomon Weingarten
StarringC. Thomas Howell
Linda Fiorentino
Nancy Allen
Music byDaniel Licht-+2
CinematographyDean Lent
Edited byNeil Grieve
Spectacor Films
Distributed byShowtime Networks
Academy Home Entertainment
Release date
  • June 3, 1993 (1993-06-03)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

Critical responseEdit

The Kansas City Star called Acting on Impulse "perverse fun"[4] while Entertainment Weekly noted it as an "inevitable goofball thriller" saying of the ensemble, "The best bits here are the ones that seem to be going nowhere—the scenes of Fiorentino, C. Thomas Howell, and Nancy Allen drunkenly goofing around are simultaneously relaxed and fraught with sexual tension."[5]


  1. ^ "Preems pervasive at Seattle Film Fest". Variety. May 13, 1993. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "TV REVIEWS : A Horror Picture Star Finds Romance in a Sleek Thriller". Los Angeles Times. July 10, 1993. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
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