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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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Estelle
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Willie 'Woody' Dumas
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Adolfo
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Doyle
Miguel Galván ...
Doug
Regina Orozco ...
Lilly
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Storyline

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

The character of Perdita Durango appeared in Wild at Heart (1990) by 'Lynch, David', also based in a novel by Barry Gifford, and was played by Isabella Rosselini. See more »

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

Quotes

Perdita Durango: Where the hell are you going?
Romeo Dolorosa: I'm going to dance with the devil under the pale moonlight!
Perdita Durango: Go fuck yourself, Romeo.
Romeo Dolorosa: What's wrong? It's from Batman.
Perdita Durango: Fuck Batman!
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Features Urotsukidôji II: Legend of the Demon Womb (1993) See more »

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Something For Nothing
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Performed by Glen Matlock/Courtesy of Creation Records Ltd.
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Despite Criticism
9 October 1998 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Despite almost universal condemnation of this film by critics, I found this to be an absolutely fantastic ride of a film, Alex de la Iglesia's latest film after El dia dela Bestia,Perdita Durango showed what an immense talent that Iglesia is, ranging in styles from a thriller thru to a road movie this is a movie that HAS to be seen.

With outstanding performances by all the lead characters this is a film that is able to transcend genres by the sheer audacity of the directors approach to the material, which is based (loosely) on a true story, yes all the characters are abhorrent but who cares this is not a film where you need to like the characters, it's more a film about where you like the two victims in the film are taken along for the ride, and you are not going to be freed until the end of the film.

I personally cannot wait until Alex de la Iglesia's next film hits the cinemas.


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