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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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Detective Ricci
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Irene
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Wayne Heffley ...
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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. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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6 February 1987 (USA)  »

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$25,205,460 (USA)
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Trivia

Debra Winger was given the choice of the two roles in Black Widow (1987); she chose the role of the FBI agent, because she didn't understand the motivation as to why the Black Widow kills, so the title role went to Theresa Russell. 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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Chasing after the phantom
1 January 2003 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Super, exceptionally sleek and stylish thriller has federal investigator Debra Winger (in a feisty, sensual, fully thought-out performance) tracking down a man-killer. Theresa Russell isn't as dimensional as Winger, but her icy reserve in general is right for this part. Film rushes its ending, with closing scenes that feel truncated, but otherwise it is a tight, focused, suspenseful chess match between two brainy, attractive women. Great direction minus the finale, beautiful cinematography (by the esteemed Conrad Hall) and locations; also some very fine supporting performances, including Nicol Williamson as one of Russell's unfortunate husbands and cameos by Dennis Hopper and Diane Ladd. ***1/2 from ****


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