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Paul Guell
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Eduardo
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Katrina Brandt
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Lodger
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Clara
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Lourdes
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Eva
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Joan
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Grace
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Lupita Ferrer ...
Marie Clement
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Red Haired Waitress (as Sabrina Cowan)
Charley Tucker ...
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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After the killer kills, after the living are dead, somebody has to clean up the mess. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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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

Early in the movie, one of Paul's victims writes his name on a tile floor just before she dies. The penmanship changes from shaky and faint, to steady and thick. See more »

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[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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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Matador
Written by Flavio Cianciarulo
Performed by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
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The heads...do they talk?
7 December 2004 | by (The land of the Bunyips) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, this is one of the most underrated movies of the 90s, featuring one of my all-time favorite performances by the enchanting Angela Jones. It is based on a short made in 1991, about a childlike murder-obsessed Colombian-American who takes a job as a maid...who cleans up after violent murders. Apparently, Tarantino liked the short so much that he cast Jones in Pulp Fiction and produced a full length version of "Curdled" with Jones and William Baldwin (who is surprisingly great.) This is one of my favorite black comedies and easily the funniest serial killer thriller ever. Angela Jones lights up the screen with her animated facial expressions (think Audrey Tautou) and quirky delivery. Oh, and this movie features one of the best dance sequences in a movie (yes, even better than Britt Ekland's in "The Wicker Man"). The recently released DVD is a blessing and surprisingly chockful of extras (including the original short film) for a movie that is apparently so reviled. The worst thing I can say about "Curdled" is that Braddock didn't go on to make another film and Jones went on to do a freakin "Children of the Corn" sequel. Recommend to all fans of serial killer movies and dark comedies. My rating: 10/10


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