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Cruel Intentions -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Choderlos de Laclos (novel)
Roger Kumble (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 March 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In the game of seduction, There is only one rule: Never fall in love See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderfully twisted. See more (729 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Roger Kumble 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Choderlos de Laclos (novel "Les liaisons dangereuses")

Roger Kumble (screenplay)

Produced by
Christopher Ball .... co-executive producer (as Chris J. Ball)
Michael Fottrell .... executive producer
Heather Lieberman .... co-producer (as Heather Zeegen)
Bruce Mellon .... co-executive producer
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
William Tyrer .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ed Shearmur  (as Edward Shearmur)
 
Cinematography by
Theo van de Sande 
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Freeman 
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Jon Gary Steele 
 
Art Direction by
David Lazan 
 
Set Decoration by
Tessa Posnansky 
 
Costume Design by
Denise Wingate 
 
Makeup Department
Brenda Blatt .... hair stylist
Karen Blynder .... makeup artist
Rose Chatterton .... hair stylist: New York
Dugg Kirkpatrick .... key hair stylist
Brad Wilder .... key makeup artist (as Bradley Wilder)
 
Production Management
Jenifer Chatfield .... post-production supervisor
Diana Schmidt .... production manager: New York
Sara E. White .... unit production manager
Ron Martin .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael A. Allowitz .... assistant director: additional photography
Michael A. Allowitz .... first assistant director
Sam Hill .... first assistant director
Melissa Cummins Lorenz .... second second assistant director
Aida Rodgers .... second second assistant director: New York
Amanda Slater .... second assistant director: New York
Alicia Valdez .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bob Arietta .... on-set scenic: New York
Joseph Badalucco Jr. .... assistant property master: New York (as Joseph Badalucco)
Sharleen Bright .... scenic artist
Clovis Chamberet .... leadman
Robert Currie .... on-set dresser: New York
Chris DeTitta .... leadman: New York (as Christopher De Titta)
Andrew Dimeo .... property master: New York
Josh Ian Elliott .... on-set dresser
Nathalie Leslie-Cassergrain .... art department assistant: New York
Susan E. Lomino .... assistant art director (as Susan Lomino)
Jim Ondrejko .... construction coordinator (as James Ondrejko)
Lynda Reiss .... property master
Timothy P. Tundel .... art department assistant
Ron von Blomberg .... set decorator: New York (as Ronnie von Blomberg)
Angela M. Whiting .... assistant property master (as Angela Whiting)
Jason Bartolone .... propmaker (uncredited)
Scott Duthie .... visual development (uncredited)
Steven Ladish .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Brydon Baker III .... boom operator (as Brydon Baker)
Michael J. Benavente .... dialogue editor (as Michael Benavente)
Susan Dudeck .... adr editor
Alison Fisher .... dialogue editor (as Allison Fisher)
Stephanie Flack .... dialogue editor
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Doug Hemphill .... re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Rosa Howell-Thornhill .... sound mixer: New York
Paul Massey .... re-recording mixer
John Morris .... supervising sound editor
Bob Newlan .... supervising sound editor
Kim H. Ornitz .... production sound mixer
Hamilton Sterling .... foley editor
John Joseph Thomas .... sound effects editor (as John Thomas)
Ron Vignone .... assistant sound editor
Joe White .... boom operator: New York
Dick Hansen .... cable person (uncredited)
Hanson Hsu .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Anna D. Wilborn .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Matthew Pope .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Mat Beck .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Erik Liles .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Colin Strause .... compositing supervisor (uncredited)
Greg Strause .... compositing supervisor (uncredited)
Edson Williams .... senior digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Al Cerullo .... stunts
Shane Dixon .... stunt coordinator
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Dustin Meier .... stunts (as Dustin J. Meier)
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts (as Mike Russo)
Jennifer Lamb .... stunts (uncredited)
Joanne Lamstein .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Garrett Benson .... second assistant camera
Levon Besnelian .... dolly grip
A. Anthony Cappello .... first assistant camera
Jack Chouchanian .... key grip
Doug Dalisera .... assistant chief lighting technician: New York (as Douglas Dalisera)
Andrea Dorman .... first assistant camera: New York
Russell Engels .... gaffer: New York
Bill Gerardo .... additional first assistant camera: New York (as Billy Gerardo)
Robert Gray .... camera operator
Richard Guinness Jr. .... dolly grip: New York (as Richard Guiness Jr.)
Billy Kerwick .... best boy grip: New York (as William Kerwick)
Greg Kittelson .... assistant chief lighting technician
Jono Kouzouyan .... gaffer
Kevin McKenna .... video assist: New York
Melissa Moseley .... still photographer
George Pattison .... camera operator: New York
James Pollard .... key grip: New York
Frank Rinato .... additional first assistant camera: New York
Jamie Silverstein .... camera operator: "b" camera, New York
Jennifer Koestler .... film loader (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
R. Bruce Prochal .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Suzanne Anaya .... extras casting
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting: New York
Carrie Campbell .... casting associate (uncredited)
Rachael Erwin .... casting intern (uncredited)
Freddy Luis .... casting associate (uncredited)
Alan Joseph Ortanez .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Collier .... wardrobe supervisor
Charles C. Crutchfield .... costume supervisor: New York
Deirdra Elizabeth Govan .... costume supervisor: New York (as Deidra Elizabeth Govan)
Kathleen Mussehl .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Debra Goldfield .... assistant editor
Mike Mertens .... color timer
Michael Rafferty .... first assistant editor (as Michael J. Rafferty)
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Michael Thau .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Amanda Goodpaster .... music editor
Jill Meyers .... music clearances
P.J. Bloom .... soundtrack coordinator (uncredited)
Chris Fogel .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Zigmund Gron .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Antunez .... transportation captain
Michael Brum .... transportation captain (as Michael C. Brum Sr.)
Louis Volpe .... transportation captain: New York
Ralph Volpe .... transportation co-captain: New York
David Oppenheim .... driver: production van (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Herbert W. Ankrom .... assistant production coordinator
Gerard Averill .... assistant location manager
Brian Bays .... production assistant
Linda Brown .... unit publicist
Jacqueline Butryn .... location manager
Carrie Cook .... assistant: Mr. Moritz
Alan Day .... production assistant
Oliver Decker .... location production assistant: New York
Matthew Docter .... production assistant
Gwen Everman .... production accountant
James Gallagher .... production assistant: New York
Kelsey J. Geisler .... production assistant: New York (as Kelsey Geisler)
Erik Hagestad .... production assistant
Moe Jelline .... assistant: Mr. Moritz
Lonnie Kandel .... production coordinator: New York
Suk Yi Mar .... assistant location manager: New York
Jacqueline Martinez .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Karon May .... script supervisor
Catherine S. McComb .... production coordinator
Timothy R. Price .... production assistant (as Tim Price)
Reid Reilich .... craft service
Nancy L. Roth .... location manager: New York (as Nancy Roth)
Timothy J. Toner .... assistant: Mr. Kumble
Whitney J. Willard .... post-production accountant
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Elizabeth A. Bergman .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Elizabeth A. Bergman .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Kevin A. Canamar .... set medic (uncredited)
Adam Francis .... production assistant (uncredited)
Terry Goldman .... assistant: Mr. Ottman (uncredited)
Paul Kruhm .... location services: EastWest Locations (uncredited)
Christopher Lee .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Chris Miller .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Vernon Rodriquez .... assistant parking coordinator (uncredited)
William Skeen .... cello coach (uncredited)
Kevin Vasconcellos .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Seduction Games" - Israel (English title)
"Sexual Provocation" - Belgium (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual dialogue and sexual situations involving teens, language and drug use
Runtime:
97 min
Country:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Austria:16 | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:18 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Denmark:7 | Finland:K-14 | France:U | Germany:16 | Germany:12 (cut TV version) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 | Ireland:18 | Malaysia:18SX | Mexico:C | Mexico:B (re-rating) | Netherlands:12 (new rating) | Netherlands:16 (old rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Peru:18 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R(A) (cut) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #36155)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was shot in a six week period.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When arriving at Annette's apartment to deliver the package, the doorbell rings before Sebastian touches it.See more »
Quotes:
Bunny Caldwell:How do you do it? Where do you get your strength?
Kathryn:[Pulling out her cross that she hides her coke in] I know this will sound corny, but, whenever I feel the temptation of peer pressure, I turn to God and he helps me through the problem.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bittersweet SymphonySee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
What kind of car did Sebastian drive?
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65 out of 101 people found the following review useful.
Wonderfully twisted., 8 January 1999
Author: Candi Retiz (thatgirlcandi@hotmail.com) from Houston, Texas

I have recently seen the movie "Cruel Intentions," and let me say it is one of the best films I've seen in a long while. As a big movie buff, I always see the latest movies on opening night, but I got a chance to see this one months before it will be released. Sarah Michelle Gellar is a stunning actress, and portrays Kathryn extremely well. Her character is evil and cunning, and is delivered with such grace and perfection... Ryan Phillippe is excellent as well, and he portrays Sebastian Valmont with as much talent as the lovely Ms. Gellar. They work very well together, as they did in their last movie together, "I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER"

Reese Witherspoon gives a nice performance as well, and Selma Blair's acting is worthy of as much recognition as Ms. Gellar's.

Anyway, I should stop ranting about the cast... the story is a great update of "Dangerous Liaisons," with a perfect mix of satire, wit, and drama. Writer Roger Kumble certainly has a sick sense of humor, and I applaud him for that. This is the most beautiful, wicked film since "Wild Things," and though that may not impress some people, oh well. I thought it was incredible.

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