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Boxing Helena (1993)

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A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once had an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.

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Dr. Alan Harrison
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Dr. Lawrence Augustine
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Anne Garrett
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Fantasy Lover / Nurse
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Marion Cavanaugh
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Patricia
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Nurse Diane
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Sam the Clerk
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Uncle Charlie
Lisa Oz ...
Flower Shop Girl
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Storyline

A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once ditched him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but an horrific accident leaves her at his mercy. The plot is bizarre and perhaps sick at times, ending abruptly and with a twist. Written by Rob Hartill

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A deep, dark obsession that bares a woman's body and a man's soul. See more »


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Rated R on appeal for two scenes of strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dobozba zárt szerelem  »

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$1,796,389 (USA)
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Ed Harris and John Malkovich were offered the lead role of Dr. Nick Cavanaugh. The role eventually went to Julian Sands. See more »

Goofs

Helena's black dress changes specifically when she is walking through the fountain in her undergarments, as it is impossible for the black dress she wears in all other scenes of Nick's party to conceal the particular underclothing. See more »

Quotes

Russell: [watching Helena bathe in the fountain] Who is she?
Doctor Nick Cavanaugh: [mesmerized] She's... Helena.
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MOZART'S PIANO CONCERTO #25
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Courtesy of LaserLight Digital
By Arrangement with Sounds of Film
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Too out there for most but a select few will love this film
11 June 2002 | by (Pacific NW, USA) – See all my reviews

This film takes a screenplay that pushes the boundaries of the status quo and lets it run wild. Surrealistic, erotic, and darkly disturbing this film goes places most people won't admit they've been. For those few that are comfortable with who they are it presents an entertaining journey thru the extreme reaches of human eroticism. Suspense driven it takes the rider thru dreams and reality never quite allowing you to tell which is which until the very end. If you only enjoy movies with well defined good and evil you might find this an uncomfortable journey but for the adventurous soul rest assured, it is a journey worth taking.


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