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Dance with the Devil (1997)

Perdita Durango (original title)
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A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple.

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Harley Cross ...
Duane
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Estelle
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Dumas
Screamin' Jay Hawkins ...
Adolfo
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Shorty Dee
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Doyle
Miguel Galván ...
Doug
Regina Orozco ...
Lilly
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Rough girl Perdita and her demonic lover Romeo Dolorosa need humans to sacrifice following Romeo's religion before he can go on a mission ordered by mob boss Santos. They kidnap teen sweethearts Duane and Estelle and travel with them to Las-Vegas. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence including rape, sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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31 October 1997 (Spain)  »

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Dance with the Devil  »

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€4,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Carlos Bardem and Javier Bardem got badly burnt due to excessive gunpowder and a badly synchronized explosion caused by a special effects technician. Another crew member got second and third degree burns in 80% of his body. See more »

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Shadow of the dolly and cameraman during the scene in the airplane junkyard. See more »

Quotes

Romeo Dolorosa: Well, the truth is, I'm a scientist.
Perdita Durango: A scientist? No, you're definitely a dentist. I could tell from the stupid smile on your face.
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Follows Wild at Heart (1990) See more »

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Camel Walk
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Performed by Southern Culture on the Skids / Geffen Records 1995
Universal Music Hispania
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A Crazy and Violent follow up to Wild at Heart!
22 July 2005 | by (Bloomsburg PA) – See all my reviews

"Wild at Heart" was originally a novel by Barry Gifford. Although "Perdita Durango is not directed by David Lynch and has Rosie Perez instead of Isabella Rosselini as Perdita; it's still one awesome road trip. The screenplay was written by Gifford and the film is directed by Alex de le Inglesia, the guy who gave you "Accion Mutante". Rosie Perez gives the performance of her career as ruthless bad girl "Perdita Durango". Her boyfriend Romeo (Javier Bardem) is a criminal and bank robber who's into black magic. He has to deliver a truck of baby fetus' to Las Vegas for his mob boss Santos. Both Perdita and Romeo are so deranged that they make Mickey and Mallory Knox of "Natural Born Killers" look like something out of a Disney movie. Perdita and Romeo kidnap a white virgin couple for his ritualistic sacrifice; the annoying but lovable couple Duane and Estelle. The film is very disturbing with its dark tone. You'll either be laughing one minute or cringing the next. Also look for James Gandalfini as Willie Dumas, a down on his luck sheriff. Perdita Durango is one crazy chaotic road trip of sex and violence. The US version is called "Dance with the Devil" and is trimmed by a couple minutes. Do yourself a favor and track down a copy of the uncut international version.


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