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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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Carlos Arau ...
Phillips
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Alex Cox ...
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

'J.J. Bigas Luna' was first slated to direct the film 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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Follows Wild at Heart (1990) See more »

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Flute Minuet Sonata C Major. BNV 1033
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a contemporary cult classic...
17 March 2001 | by (The Projection Booth) – See all my reviews

I picked up DANCE WITH THE DEVIL at the local video store, basically because Rosie Perez was on the cover holding a double-barrel shotgun. Need I say more? Okay I will. Originally titled "Perdita Durango" after Rosie's character, this is one twisted, shocking, and absolutely fantastic film. Although a little on the low budget-side, it definitely makes up for it with a killer script and terrific performances from the entire cast. It was based on the novel by Barry Gifford who also co-wrote the screenplay. You might remember him from writing David Lynch's films WILD AT HEART and LOST HIGHWAY. Although Perdita is the main character of the film, there is little known about who she really is and what she is all about. Javier Bardem basically steals the show through his intense performance as Romeo, the devil with the rattlesnake boots. Of course we cannot forget James "Tony Soprano" Gandolfini who delivers a great role as a narcotics detective. Like some kind of twisted cross between NATURAL BORN KILLERS and DESPERADO, this film never lets up from start to finish. It's definitely a contemporary cult classic chock full of violence, sex, drugs, dark humor, voodoo, and......Hey I don't want to give it all away, just see it!!!


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