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Butterfly (1982)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  5 February 1982 (USA)
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Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before, who's accused of improper relations with his daughter Kady. ... See full summary »

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Jess Tyler
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Kady Tyler
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Judge Rauch
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Belle Morgan
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Wash Gillespie
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Moke Blue
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Rev. Rivers
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Mrs. Helen Gillespie
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Mr. Gillespie
Paul Hampton ...
Norton
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Ed Lamey (as Buck Flower)
Ann Dane ...
Janey Tyler
Greg Gault ...
Bridger
John O'Conner White ...
Billy Roy
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Allen
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Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before, who's accused of improper relations with his daughter Kady. Complications follows when Wash, father of Kady's baby, comes back to take her away. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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From the author who gave you "The Postman Always Rings Twice"..."Double Indemnity"..."Mildred Pierce" ...Now, his most powerful and daring love story comes to the screen! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

One of two filmed adaptation of 'James M Cain' novels made and released around 1981/82, the other was The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981). Also released in 1981 was Body Heat (1981) which though not technically a remake of Double Indemnity (1944) (also from the novel by James M. Cain) did reference it considerably. The story and characters closely parallel the earlier film. Ned, Matty and Oscar are Walter, Phyllis and Keyes respectively. See more »

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Kady Tyler: That feels so good, Jess. Good, good hands... What's wrong?
Jess Tyler: It ain't right.
Kady Tyler: Feels good to me. Does it to you?
Jess Tyler: It just ain't right.
Kady Tyler: It's right if it's good.
Jess Tyler: You're my daughter, Kady.
Kady Tyler: I'm a woman, too.
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It's Wrong For Me To Love You
Music by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Carol Connors
Performed by Pia Zadora
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Laboring tease-fest...
8 March 2010 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 3/6/2010 -- 3 out of 10 (Dir-Matt Cimber): Laboring tease-fest with Pia Zadora winning the Golden Globe for newcomer of the year as a daughter of a miner who enters into his life and causes all kinds of havoc. The best part of the movie is a comical performance by Orson Welles as a judge gathering up all the facts at the end of the movie and giving a hoot of a performance(that definitely fits the film!!). The basic storyline is that Pia's character visits her father, played by Stacey Keach -- teases him sexually, and then finds out about a possible motherload of silver in a mine that he guards. They then try to harvest it(illegally, of course)for profit until Pia's fiancée comes into the picture trying to get her back. From here on there is sex, violence, murder and other mayhem followed by a courtroom scene to sort out all the pieces. Zadora's performance is pretty bad even though Keach does an OK job as the put-upon father. How Zadora got a Golden Globe I'll never know?? Anyway, this is really a pretty trashy piece of film-making that should be avoided, in my opinion, unless you want to get a peak at Pia(which is pretty much all you get).


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