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Paul Guell
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Eduardo
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Katrina Brandt
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Lodger
Mel Gorham ...
Elena
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Clara
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Lourdes
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Eva
Caridad Ravelo ...
Joan
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Grace
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Marie Clement
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Red Haired Waitress (as Sabrina Cowan)
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San the Barback (as Charles J. Tucker)
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Gabriella, a Colombian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with a post-murder cleaning service and during a Blue-Blood clean-up job, discovers evidence that police have overlooked. Written by Amy Searls <searls1@marshall.edu>

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This serial killer is about to meet his match. See more »

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Rated R for violence/gore, and for brief language | See all certifications »
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27 September 1996 (USA)  »

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$2,309,723 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Gecko brothers from From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) are depicted as fugitives on a crime TV show spotlighting the "Blue Blood Killer". See more »

Goofs

Paul removes the top middle bolt twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Gabriela: Mommy, is this the house from Hansel and Gretel?
Young Gabriela's Mother: Yes, Gabriela.
Young Gabriela: Where's the witch?
[gunshots outside]
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER At the very end of the credits, after the copyright notice, there is a scene showing Gabriela driving a car, with Eduardo, playing the tape she recorded with Paul's voice saying her name after his death. See more »

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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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OBSESSION
Performed by Slash and Marta Sanchez
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Stylish, Dark and a must-see for fans of black comedy
30 July 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film does everything that it wants to do right, and it does it in a time frame that fits. Unlike most Tarantino flicks this movie has a less than 90 minute run-time, which could leave a certain fan unfulfilled and unsatisfied by the end.

That being said, the film is fantastic in the time it's given, it's full of details, style and a soundtrack that honestly made me stand up and dance.

The main character is a young Columbian woman, Gabriella, who has an obsession for gore and a serial killer "The Blue Blood Killer" who specializes in murdering and cutting off the heads of rich women, clean cut with a Tanto. Gabriella begins working for a forensic clean up crew, but finds more interest with the scene of the crime than the cleaning.

The ending may come a bit sooner than you would think, but it feels very similar to the ending of Inglorious Basterds, and will leave you smiling and satisfied if you see the film for what it is and is trying to be.

A solid 8 out of 10.


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