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Black Widow (1987)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  6 February 1987 (USA)
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A federal investigator tracks down a gold digging woman who moves from husband to husband, kills them and collects the inheritance.

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Bruce, Alex's Boss
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H. Shin - Honolulu private investigator
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Etta
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Sara
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Detective Ricci
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Irene
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Shelley
Wayne Heffley ...
Etta's husband
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Catherine is a black widow. "She mates and then she kills". Black Widow is the story of a lady (Catherine) who marries lonely millionaires, waits until they've changed their will to leave all to their beloved wives and then murders them to inherit the fortune. With each man Catherine marries, she changes her appearance to suit the mans personality. Only there's one problem. Alexandra is a smart cookie and has found a link between these unexplained mysterious deaths and the partners wives. But now her only problem is proving that a killer is on the loose and saving herself from the deadly Black Widow. Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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She Mates and She kills. No Man Can Resist Her. Only One Woman Can Stop Her. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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$25,205,460 (USA)
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David Mamet:  Playing poker with Debra Winger. See more »

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Investigator in the last fifteen minutes of the movie refers to Jessica Bates as Jessica Barnes. See more »

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[first lines]
Sara: When he didn't come to the office, 10:30, 11:00, I called the house. Catherine... he went in his sleep, peacefully. The doctor said if you'd been sleeping right next to him, you wouldn't have even known. You couldn't have done anything.
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Great performances.
28 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Debra Winger and Theresa Russell both give very good performances in this excellent suspense/mystery.

Theresa Russell plays a woman who seduces older, RICH men, marries them, and then kills them by making the deaths look like a natural cause. Debra Winger plays the woman on her tail who is determined to nab her.

Both of the leading ladies in this film are enticing and the film keeps you wanting more to the very end. Excellently portrays why the spider called the Black Widow has it's name.


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