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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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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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5 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dial M for Murder  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,615,704, 7 June 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,638,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,038,368
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Trivia

This movie was made by the same makers of the fugitive. Andrew Davis directed it Arnold Kopelson produced it and James Newton Howard scored the film. Michael Douglas was considered to play Dr. Richard Kimble before his friend Harrison Ford got the part. See more »

Goofs

On the subway, the conductor says "Greenpoint next stop. Transfer to the A, D and F upstairs." The Greenpoint Avenue Station in Brooklyn is on the G line and it has no transfer point to any of these three trains. See more »

Quotes

Steven: [in David's loft, sitting on his bed] Fucking my wife.
David Shaw: [sitting in a stool] I don't know...
Steven: I think it's about time you called me Steven.
David Shaw: We're in love, sir.
Steven: That's it? You steal the crown jewel of a man's soul, and your only excuse is some candy ass Hallmark card sentiment? Even if it were true, that's not good enough!
David Shaw: What weren't true?
Steven: She is in love with you, buddy. You're in business.
David Shaw: What the hell are saying?
Steven: I'm saying you did not meet my wife by chance, I'm saying is you didn't study at ...
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I love this movie! Creative, artsy, and many cliffhangers
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Micheal Douglas (Steven) and Gwenyth Paltrow (Emily) are a married couple. Emily falls in love and has an affair with a young painter, David Shaw (Mortensen). Hiding the affair and making a tense move, Emily is put in the position to tell Steven or not. One way or another Steven has a plan, a plan to murder his own wife....with a little help from the someone else.

I really love this movie. I try to watch it as much as possible. In this movie it is set to the level of Micheal Douglas's creepy and insanity side of his acting. He scared me so much that I didn't feel comfortable about seeing this for the first time. Gwenyth Paltrow on the other hand, plays a very innocent and lovely role. She really doesn't have a clue what Steven and David are up to in this twisting thriller. Viggo is absolutely excellent in this movie. He gave an outstanding role and put another character on my favorite list. This is a very good movie and I recommend this movie to Alfred Hitchcock and mystery/murder fans. I would rate this 10/10


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