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This is the first of two Alfred Hitchcock remakes that Viggo Mortensen is in, the second one being Psycho (1998). They were also both released in the same year (1998).
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Many of the artworks featured in this film are Mortensen's own.
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."
The title, "A Perfect Murder", is a quote from the 1954 Hitchcock version of this story, "Dial M For Murder". See Memorable Quotes from "Dial M For Murder".
This was a very liberal remake of Alfred Hitchcock thriller Dial M for Murder (1954) based on a play by Frederick Knott.
Elizabeth Hurley was considered for the role of Emily Bradford Taylor.
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One of three movies where Michael Douglas' character works in Wall Street. The other two being Wall Street (1987) and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) where he plays Gordon Gekko, a ruthless stockbroker.
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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.
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Possible homage to original. In the original, the intruder who tries to kill Grace Kelly expires on his back, arms outspread, back arched as he forces scissors farther into his back. In this, Emily is leaning against the counter after she kills the intruder, and she is in a similar position as the intruder in the Hitchcock.
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