Model by Day

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"She's a knock-out!"
  • R
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 4.6  (482)

Model by Day is a 1994 action-thriller film that showcases the lead actress, Famke Janssen, as a leading model working for a fashion house named Preminger. The movie follows the story of a beautiful model, known as Lady X, who is secretly working as a top-rated model while juggling her secret life as a crime-fighting vigilante at night.

Famke is gorgeous and talented with her character, Lady X, as a kick-ass-model-turned-vigilante, fighting crime with her martial arts skills, and seducing the bad guys into traps with her confident charms. Her role in Model by Day challenges traditional portrayals of females in action-thriller movies, and she doesn't disappoint with her action scenes.

The movie revolves around the fashion house, Preminger, which is controlled by a corrupt management, who indulge in ruthless and criminal acts to ensure their profits. They mistreat and exploit their models, who have no say in their working conditions, and the film starts by showcasing these events.

When Lady X learns of the corruption, she decides to take matters into her own hands to free the models from the clutches of the corrupt management. The movie then takes an interesting turn, which leads to Lady X transforming into a crime-fighting vigilante, operating under the guise of a top model.

Her secret identity as Lady X is unknown to anyone; she is forced to wear masks and reveal herself only when she has to fight crime. Her captivating beauty and seductive charm also come to her aid to lure the bad guys into her traps.

Lady X uses her fighting skills and intelligence to outsmart the villains, which not only helps put an end to the corrupt management but also fulfills her superhero fantasy. Her pursuit of justice raises the question of whether some institutions have become so corrupted that they can only be dismantled through vigilante justice.

The film boasts a great cast including other lead actors Stephen Shellen and Clark Johnson. Stephen plays Clark, a photographer and Lady X's love interest, and their chemistry adds a touch of romance to the film. Clark Johnson plays Detective LaRue, who is investigating the crimes committed by Lady X but unaware of her secret identity. He is convinced that Lady X is the mastermind behind these crimes and takes on Lady X as his arch-nemesis.

Model by Day combines fashion, action, and crime-fighting to create an entertaining and thrilling movie that features a strong female lead. The plot twists, the action scenes, and the complicated romance amidst suspicion and danger, make this movie a must-watch for fans of action-thriller genres. The film is also an excellent example of how the fashion industry can be used as a cover-up for illegal activities, creating a commentary on corporate greed and unethical practices.

In conclusion, Model by Day is a classic 1994 action-thriller movie that showcases the multifaceted talent of its lead actress, Famke Janssen. It blends the world of fashion with crime-fighting, creating an engaging and thrilling film that will keep the audience at the edge of their seats. With its strong female lead and commentary on corporate greed, Model by Day is a movie that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

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    1 hr 29 min
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    4.6  (482)