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Blood and Wine (1996)

A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

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Mike
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Marta Velasco ...
Gabriela's Cousin
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Jeweller #1
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Artie (Fishing Ace)
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Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

Bob Rafelson has stated that this is the final part of an informal trilogy he started with "Five Easy Pieces" and continued with "The King Of Marvin Gardens". In the three, Nicholson has now played son, brother and father. In this one, Nicholson is a wealthy wine dealer who has distanced himself from his wife with his philandering and from his son with his negligence. After he steals a diamond necklace with the help of a safecracker partner, Victor, things start coming apart. His wife sets out to interrupt what she thinks is another one of his weekend dalliances, but is really his trip to pawn the jewels. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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There is no honour amongst thieves.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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21 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 573,706,000 (Italy) (31 January 1997)

Gross:

$1,075,288 (USA) (28 March 1997)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Caine is four years older than Nicolson, and Lopez is four years older than Dorff. Jack is twenty-three years older than Jennifer. See more »

Goofs

When Jason pulls up to Gabriela's house in his pickup truck with her in the passenger seat, his truck passes the gate in the fence. When he opens the door for her, they are even with the gate. See more »

Quotes

Alex Gates: What is that, some sort of Latin concept, kill the one you love?
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Soundtracks

La Canda Ranchas
Performed by Grupo Niche
Arranged by Jairo Varela
Courtesy of Sony Discos, Inc.
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Stellar cast. Brilliant film making.
2 March 2001 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews



Jack Nicholson is typically brilliant. Judy Davis is positively compelling. Michael Caine does what he does when given a great script: exceptional work. Stephen Dorff is a great young actor, and Jennifer Lopez is stunningly beautiful, if at times out of her league here.

The script is good, the direction is excellent, and the film, in total, is a solid 8.5 on the 10 scale. Those who complain that the film is too violent shouldn't watch movies about crime. Crime is typically violent. (Despite the way it's depicted in most films.)

See this movie. Ignore the idiots.


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