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Sci-Fi Channel To Air McNeill Comedy Film

By Christian
April 29, 2001 - 3:04 PM

9mm of Love - image copyright Robert Duncan McNeill As part of its independent film series Exposure, the Sci-Fi Channel will be showing Robert Duncan McNeill's short comedy '9mm Of Love' both on its web site and tonight on the air at 11:00pm Eastern Time.

The 10-minute film is about a desperate man who hires the "hitman of love," Cupid, to win the heart of the woman he loves. Unfortunately, rather than the expected bow-and-arrow Cupid wields a 9mm gun loaded with "love bullets," and the woman thinks he's trying to assassinate her.

The Sci-Fi Channel will be airing the film both tonight at 11:00pm and coming Friday at 2am ET. In addition, once the film has shown on television it will also be available for download on the official 'Exposure' web site.

'9mm of Love' was shot during one weekend on the Paramount backlot, generously donated by the studio to the Tom Paris actor. It was "a dream come true," McNeill said when he showed the film at the recent Slamdance Film Festival. The film has also been featured at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

The film features an appearance by Ethan Phillips (Neelix) as well as cameos by a few other Trek stars. According to the official Star Trek site, the woman being chased by Cupid is played by Liz Vassey, who appeared in TNG's 'Conundrum' as Kristin. The two other lead roles in the film are played by Carl Lumbly and Sean O'Brian.

Please note that the above image is copyrighted by Robert Duncan McNeill.

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