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Blood and Wine (1996)

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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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Victor 'Vic' Spansky
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Henry
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Dina Reese
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Mike
John Seitz ...
Mr. Frank Reese
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Todd
Marta Velasco ...
Gabriela's Cousin
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Jeweller #1
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Artie, Fishing Ace
John Hackett ...
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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safecracker | wine | heist | diamond | necklace | See more »

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There is no honour amongst thieves.

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Thriller | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$420,993 (USA) (21 February 1997)

Gross:

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

Michael Caine had decided to quit acting after being greatly disappointed with the production of Bullet to Beijing (1995) and the sequel, Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996). Jack Nicholson convinced Caine to come out of retirement to work on this film. Caine had such a good time that he decided to continue acting. See more »

Goofs

When Gabriela starts climbing up the ladder in the boat with Jason, a bridge is clearly visible that they are about to go under. When she reaches the top of the ladder, the bridge is no longer in front of them. See more »

Quotes

Gabriela 'Gabby': What are you doing here?
Jason: I came to see the cats.
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References Crash (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Quimbara
(1978)
Performed by Celia Cruz
Written by J.R. Cepeda
Courtesy of Sonida, Inc.
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Stellar cast. Brilliant film making.
2 March 2001 | by (Seattle) – 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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