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A Perfect Murder (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  5 June 1998 (USA)
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A remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder (1954).

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Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But she needs more than simply the role of dazzling accessory. Brilliant in her own right, she works at the U.N. and is involved with a struggling artist who fulfills her emotional needs. When her husband discovers her indiscretion, he sets out to commit the perfect murder and inherit her considerable trust fund in the bargain. Written by [ dark angel grace ]

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Husband. Wife. Lover. A Dangerous Affair. A Perfect Murder. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$21,300,000 (Non-US) (16 October 1998)

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£2,254,955 (UK) (6 November 1998)
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To calm her and create a certain atmosphere of intimacy before filming the lovemaking scenes, Viggo Mortensen sang a couple of love songs to Gwyneth Paltrow that he learned in Argentina when he was young. In an interview he said, "I don't know if that ended up scaring her instead." See more »

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When detective Karaman shows Emily the pictures and the sketches of he murdered man, you can see the man stabbed on the left side of the neck on the picture (as really happened), but on the right side of the neck on both sketches. See more »

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[first lines]
Steven: There you are. And how was your day? Any progress in saving the world?
Emily: I'm working on it.
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Velvet Night
Written by Chris 'Hambone' Cameron and Richard Davis
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Disappointed
15 May 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" was a movie to be remembered, but this remake was a disappointment. It had real potential, and would have been great, had they taken advantage of David Suchet's great acting ability, and his character, which was a central character in the original film. But instead, they relegated his character to the background, and then, to and insult to injury, changed the Hitchcock ending from a sizzle, to a fizzle. Worth seeing, but nothing compared to the original.


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