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White Palace (1990)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  19 October 1990 (USA)
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Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon) a... See full summary »

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Nora Baker
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Sol Horowitz
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Larry Klugman
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Edith Baron (as Renee Taylor)
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Heidi Solomon (as Kim Meyers)
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Ella Horowitz
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Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon) a 43-year-old waitress with a fixation on Marilyn Monroe. The couple gradually fall in love, though age and social differences mean that the path of true love is strewn with problems. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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The story of a younger man, and a bolder woman.

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19 October 1990 (USA)  »

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$17,487,531 (USA)
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Martin Scorsese was offered the chance to direct, but declined. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, when Max drives Nora home from the bar where they met, he makes a 180 turn from the place on the street where he had parked but this is before Nora tells him how to get to where she lives. How could Max have known that he had to turn around from the parking spot to head toward Nora's house? See more »

Quotes

Max: If I choose to be celibate, it's none of your business.
Neil: This isn't celibacy we're talking about, it's fucking necrophilia!
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Love Or Money
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Written by James Slater & Carl Sealove
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THE BEST EROTIC SCENE of cinema forever!..
22 December 2010 | by (Russia) – See all my reviews

I can't help saying: this movie has the best erotic scene of cinema forever!.. I have never seen anything like this. It's done so emotionally, hotly, touchingly..! Spader/Sarandon's pairing here is absolutely amazing.. Everyone is writing here about excellent acting of Susan Sarandon here, I agree, but I want to say about James Spader. In this movie his performing is brilliant, he looks very convincingly in the role of young Jewish guy, white-collar worker, who is trying to cope with the loss of his beloved wife. The scene when Nora is "attacking" him in a bar is filmed so carefully.. There isn't any superfluous movement, any false look.. Everything is perfect. And then, at Nora's place, first he looks so vulnerable and so protected at the same time.. And it's so hot to watch how he is giving in gradually. I regret that young James Spader hadn't been filmed enough by really good directors and in the pairings with really high-class actresses, like here, in "White palace". I think cinema hasn't realized completely his fantastic potential. I strongly recommend this movie for everyone who likes good psychological drama with very good erotic scenes..


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