Siesta (1987)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  11 November 1987 (USA)
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Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cabbie (as Alexy Syale)
Anastassia Stakis ...
Gary Cady ...
Graham Fletcher-Cook ...
Santiago Álvarez ...
Arturo (as Santiago Alvarez)
Daniel Martín ...
Beaten Spaniard (as Daniel Martin)
Fabián Conde ...
Injured Spaniard (as Fabian Conde)
José María Cañete ...
Ticket Agent #1 (as Pepe Canete)


Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't sure, and now she's wandering the Spanish streets without money or a clear memory. Written by Rob Hartill

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The time of day when mystery and passion become one.


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Release Date:

11 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La siesta de los amantes  »

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$700,000 (USA)

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Mary Lambert had also directed 'Madonna''s "La Isla Bonita" music video the same year in exactly the same city. The exteriors in the music video are identical to the ones in this movie. See more »


Claire: Somewhere... I don't know where... I turned a corner and there was no turning back. Somewhere I made a mistake.
Kit: Don't mourn it, sweet, it's all right. The marvellous thing about making mistakes is that you can keep making them, the same ones, over and over again.
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Referenced in Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Filming the Horror (2006) See more »


Everything but You
Written by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman (as Wendy and Lisa)
Performed by Wendy and Lisa
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Great cast, great songs, great atmosphere
20 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Great cast, great songs, great atmosphere! The songs are in the style of those from Wild Orchid 1, mysterious, intriguing and attracting. The movie has a somewhat circular story, i.e. it starts with something from the end - and it continues the story from the begining... Worth to see!

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