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Cruel Intentions (1999)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  5 March 1999 (USA)
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Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to bed Annette (a virgin, who wants to wait until love). If he loses, Kathryn gets his Jaguar, if he wins, he gets Kathryn.

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Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to bed Annette (a virgin, who wants to wait until marriage) before the start of the school year. If he loses, Kathryn gets his Roadster, if he wins, he gets Kathryn Written by Scott Stoecker <mrgastruck@yahoo.com>

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virgin | bet | jaguar | love | wager | See more »

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In the game of seduction, There is only one rule: Never fall in love See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual dialogue and sexual situations involving teens, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Cruel Inventions  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£898,118 (UK) (18 June 1999)

Gross:

£4,080,631 (UK) (13 August 1999)
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Neal H. Moritz contractually agreed to the film being rated R, and nothing less. Sony (the studio) agreed. See more »

Goofs

When Sebastian drives home after going to lunch with Clorissa, he makes a U-turn which forces the taxis behind to stop. However, they start honking when his car goes right - this was obviously planned because there was no reason to assume he would U-turn. See more »

Quotes

Kathryn: [into a phone] Fuck her yet?
Sebastian: [into a phone] I'm working on it.
Kathryn: Loser!
Sebastian: Blow me!
Kathryn: Call me later?
Sebastian: Sure.
[hangs up]
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Praise You
Written by Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook) and Camille Yarbrough
Performed by Fatboy Slim
Courtesy of Astralwerks under exclusive license from Skint Records Ltd.
Published by PolyGram International Publishing Inc./Songs of PolyGram International Publishing Inc./Maat Music. Inc.
Features a sample from "Take Yo Praise"
By Camille Yarbrough
Under license from Welk Music Group
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A Back Stabbingly Beautiful film
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A delicious and dark teenage drama about power among peers, with the Art of Seduction playing a key role.

This is a gorgeous and sexy film, and there's a packed all-star cast on the absolute top of their game. Gellar, Reese, and Selma provide a climax of sexual energy throughout; pursued by the suave and extremely good looking Ryan Phillippe. Accompanied by a knockout soundtrack these young actors have helped set the bar for stylish teen dramas very high.

Essential viewing for anyone who is remotely interested!

But who will prove hardest to get?... who is innocent?... And who has Cruel Intentions?.


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