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A Perfect Murder (1998)

A remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder (1954).

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Storyline

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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A powerful husband. An unfaithful wife. A jealous lover. All of them have a motive. Each of them has a plan. 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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5 June 1998 (USA)  »

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Dial M for Murder  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,615,704 (USA) (5 June 1998)

Gross:

$67,629,105 (USA) (11 September 1998)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After Steven kills David, he only takes the 400K in the shoe box that he just gave him & not the 100K that is most likely in his David's backpack. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
[after listening to the tape of the murder plan]
Emily: [crying, while sitting in Steven's chair] He... he said he was going to kill me. So I tried to run.
Mohamed Karaman: [while sitting on Steven's desk] And then he attacks you?
Emily: Yes.
Mohamed Karaman: What else could you do?
[Emily looks at Karaman with gratitude]
Mohamed Karaman: [In Arabic] May God be with you.
Emily: And you as well.
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Soundtracks

Biala Mi Gente
Written by Chris 'Hambone' Cameron and Ruben Alvarez
Performed by Ruben Alvarez and Chris 'Hambone' Cameron
Chris 'Hambone' Cameron appears courtesy of Calliope Music/Capricorn Records
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My wife liked it
21 March 2001 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

This is a good movie, the more I watch it the more I like it. When I first viewed this movie I thought it was ok, but when we bought the video it began to grow on me. The acting is excellent, and the story twists along at a good pace. Douglas is a good actor and his performance alone is worth renting this film.


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