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The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998)

 -  Crime | Mystery | Romance  -  1 May 2000 (USA)
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Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to redeem him.

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Steven is multi-talented, handsome, and a expert seducer of women. He craves intimacy with women, literally cannot live without it, and is in search of the perfect woman. All of his relationships, however, end tragically. Eventually, he meets Anne, a strong woman who is different, better than the others. However, soon it becomes clear that this is a relationship that only one of them will survive. The title refers to a quote from Francis Bacon, who wrote about crocodiles, who shed tears when they devour their prey. Written by <clazsis@aol.com>

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engineer | subway | drinking | vampire | love | See more »

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Handsome. Seductive. Deadly.


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

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$10,281 (USA) (14 July 2000)

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$21,404 (USA) (21 July 2000)
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The love poem quoted throughout movie is a love song taken from the bible - "The song of Solomon". See more »

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When Steven is standing in the police lineup he has a bruise on the corner of his mouth. During his interrogation in the next scene, the bruise is gone. See more »

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Gang Leader: Excuse me, can I help you?
Steven Grlscz: Don't think so.
Gang Member: What? Is he your boyfriend or something?
Steven Grlscz: He's been following me for two days.
Gang Leader: Really? Why would a pinhead be following you?
Steven Grlscz: Because he thinks I murdered someone.
Gang Leader: Did you?
Steven Grlscz: He thinks so.
Gang Leader: If we do him he won't be following anyone for quite awhile.
Steven Grlscz: Don't you realize something? You're all in a lot of trouble. They'll send someone else. They're very persistent, the police, especially when people kill them. And you have to kill him, don't you? Hardly seems ...
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Wisdom of Passion
25 March 2004 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

I thought this film was quite good and more genuine in its story, for it questions the wisdom of passion.Jude Law is incredibly vulnerable , yet fiercely determined ,in his portrayal of a lovestruck, obsessed vampire.The object of his desire is a very sassy lady who brings elements to the film that are unpredictable.Some of Law's scenes are gross, but therein lies a victim in him.It carries a lot of tension , for I did not know where the plot was going-I like that.I try to guess the outcome of movies as I watch them. A lot of movies are just too predictable; this one is not.If you like a different kind of vampire film, with a lot of emotion and some sexy love scenes, this is a movie you'll love.If you are a fan of Jude, by all means see it.He uses his eyes in incredibly intense and versatile ways. He is charming and kind to people.He's also not afraid of looking absolutely horrible.He's more than a pretty face, much more. I would compare this more to "Basic Instinct" and "Fatal Attraction" than any of the Dracula films. But be warned: although this is not your typical vampire film, there is a lot of bloodshed.


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