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A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The ... See full summary »

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Instateller Man
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A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The stranger decides to turn her imagination into reality much to the wife's surprise. Written by Greg Mintz <GM.Augusta@worldnet.att.net>

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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13 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,132,151 (USA) (13 September 1996)

Gross:

$8,538,318 (USA) (3 January 1997)
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Trivia

Spoiler: According to Cinematographer Haskell Wexler, after the test screening the ending was changed as "the bad guy at the end didn't die badly enough. As it was, Halle Berry shot the guy, bang, he died. When we redid the scene, she shot him, kicked him in the nuts, struck him with a hatchet so he fell back, shattering a car windscreen before hitting the ground, where we stabbed him with a high heel..." See more »

Goofs

When Tony is being stalked by Cole, Tony stops at an ATM. We see Cole's truck pass Tony's empty car, and there are no vehicles in the background. A few seconds later, we see the same shot of the empty car, but now, instead of being in front of Tony's car, where it should be, Cole's truck is parked in a parking lot in the background of the shot. See more »

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Detective Dan Fredricks: [removing woman's handcuffs] Have a seat. Now I want you to listen very carefully, Mrs. Potenza, alright? You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney, and to have the attorney present during questioning. If you so desire, and cannot afford one, an attorney will be provided for you without charge.
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CHILL OUT (THINGS GONNA CHANGE)
Written by John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson
Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Pointblank Records/Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Early Halle Berry and Clive Owen Neo-Noir
18 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An early movie by three lead actors who would go on to super-stardom, well Peter Green is not a superstar but makes a super villain. This is a slightly above average movie pastime that is not bad, but is bogged down by some genre conventions that are, well, conventional. The twist ending was completely unnecessary and for that indulgence it can be faulted.

The supporting cast is good and the cinematography is excellent. There is one scene that stands out (in the park) for all those movie fans that recognize that hitting a moving target with a handgun is not as easy as it looks in most Hollywood products.

The camera loves Halle Berry and here she displays some acting chops that would prove that she was not just another (very) pretty girl. So this is an average to slightly above average Neo-Noir that can be enjoyed for the best of it.


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