Immortality (1998)
"The Wisdom of Crocodiles" (original title)

R  |   |  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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Inspector Healey
Hitler Wong ...
Noodles Chan
Maria Vaughan
Car Crash Mechanic
Car Crash Mechanic
Anastasia Hille ...
Nicholas Lamont ...
Toll Bridge Attendant (as Nick Lamont)
Joseph O'Conor ...
Mr. Nancarrow
Gang Leader
Gang Member
Gang Member


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 <>

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Handsome. Seductive. Deadly.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Immortality  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$21,404 (USA) (21 July 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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The love poem quoted throughout movie is a love song taken from the bible - "The song of Solomon". See more »


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 »


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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Who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
24 September 2004 | by (Tulsa, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

There is nothing about this film's jacket that impresses one with the thought provoking dialog that is inside. I am most impressed with this film as among the few that causes me to become introspective.

The discussion that Steven Grlscz (Jude Law) has with Healey about good and evil, is the essence of the film. "Evil isn't just malice, murder and rape and massacre. Before everything, the devil is the father of lies. The lies you tell, the truth you don't tell. Everything hidden is theft. Everything reserved from those we love is fraud. And there's always something, isn't there? What everyone wants is for evil people to be off insidiously committing evil deeds. Then they can be separate from ordinary men and women and destroyed. But the line that separates good and evil cuts through every human heart. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart."

Is Grlscz unknowingly speaking his own epitaph? Worthy viewing for those who think.

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