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Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle reluctantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.

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Kyle Bodine
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Rupert Munro
Patricia Healy ...
Adele
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Fraker
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Daryl Jeeters
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Patrolman at Turner's
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Officer Pinola
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Felicity Turner
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Sam Myers ...
Blues Band
Anson Funderburgh ...
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Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle reluctantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.

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He thought it was passion. It was deceit. He thought it was love. It was murder.


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Rated R for sensuality, language and violence | See all certifications »

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4 March 1994 (USA)  »

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A Lua dos Amantes  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,038,499 (USA)
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The row boat used by detective Kyle Bodine (Ed Harris) to swoon femme fatale, Rachel Munro (Madeleine Stowe), was built by Benecio Del Toro's father and gifted to director John Bailey only weeks before shooting. See more »

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When Harris and Stowe go out in the boat the first time it bears registration number FL-8836 CD. After their skinny dip, it's in the background but the number has changed to FL-2127 FJ. See more »


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Composed by Ole Georg
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An overlooked gem of a thriller
2 July 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This picture that seems to have escaped the notice of the movie-going public is a stylish, murky thriller that has interesting twists and turns and good performances by Ed Harris and Madeleine Stowe. The premise of the story has been done before in several noir films of the past but Harris brings credibility to his role as a smitten cop. A crack detective who solves crimes with the best of them, Harris is a lonely man who is ripe for the picking by Stowe who is not all as she seems. The sexy brunette ranks right up there with Phyllis Deitrichson and Matty Tyler Walker as the genre's classic femme fatales. The supporting cast is good, among them are Benecio del Toro and Charles Dance in key roles. The music score is soft and sultry, very similar to John Barry's theme in "Body Heat".


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