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High Heels (1991)

Tacones lejanos (original title)
A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Miguel Bosé ...
Juez Domínguez / Hugo / Letal
Anna Lizaran ...
Margarita (as Ana Lizaran)
Mayrata O'Wisiedo ...
Madre del Juez Domínguez (as Mairata O'Wisiedo)
Cristina Marcos ...
Paula
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Manuel (as Feodor Atkine)
Pedro Díez del Corral ...
Alberto
Bibiana Fernández ...
Susana (as Bibi Andersen)
Nacho Martínez ...
Juan
Miriam Díaz-Aroca ...
Isabel
Lupe Barrado ...
Luisa
Juan José Otegui ...
Capellán Hospital (as Juan Jose Otegui)
Paula Soldevila ...
Enfermera Hospital
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Storyline

A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with their common lover. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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a mother, a daughter, a lover. relationships can be murder.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

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High Heels  »

Box Office

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$1,710,057 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Antonio Banderas turned down the role of Juez Dominguez in order to appear in The Mambo Kings (1992). See more »

Quotes

Becky del Páramo: [during Interrogation] You don't kill a daughter's husband two days before your theatrical debut!
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Connections

References Distant Drums (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Un año de amor
(Un anno d'amore)
Written by Gaby Verlor
Lyrics Adapted by Pedro Almodóvar
Performed by Luz Casal
Artista exclusiva de Hispavox, S.A.
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Do you have one singular childhood memory that would seem insignificant to the rest of the world?
17 March 2001 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Do you have one singular childhood memory that would seem insignificant to the rest of the world? Rebeca does and it has defined her life of trying to be somebody that her famous mother will notice.

Rebeca and Becky's final realization of each other's own self finally comes in the unselfish gesture that defines motherhood -- sacrifice.

Although this movie is listed as a drama, the madness surrounding most of Almodovar leading ladies is ever present. Raunchy and racy, as well as tender and sweet, this movie is well worth the look if you can find it.


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