Forever Mine (1999)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  4 October 2002 (Spain)
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An affair between a cabana boy and the young wife of a sinister politician triggers a 16-year vendetta between the two men.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manuel Esquema / Alan Riply
Mark Brice
Javier Cesti
Rick Martino
Lindsey Connell ...
Randy (as Sean C W Johnson)
Shawn Proctor ...
Cabana Boy
Russell Blackwell ...
Business Associate
Jocelyn Snowdon ...
Young Associate's Companion
Kevi Katsuras ...
Julie, Six Year-old Girl
Emily, Julie's Mother
Ronald Knight ...
Older Male Executive
Ginger King ...
Older Male's Companion
Ted Simonett ...
Mr. Galen


Two stories, 14 years apart, converge in a suburb of New York. Manuel Esquema, an international financier, whose face is badly scarred, is flying from Miami to help a New York politician negotiate a plea bargain with the Justice Department. Years before, this financier was a fresh-faced cabaña boy at a Miami Beach resort who fell in love with a young woman on holiday with her husband. The husband is now the pol, and he thinks he dispatched the cabaña boy long ago. What are Esquema's plans: revenge, mercy, or a complicated plan to seek again the woman's love? Written by <>

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Some desires are too dangerous to resist. See more »

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

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Release Date:

4 October 2002 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A Sombra de uma Vingança  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Amazingly inept and unsatisfying
13 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I won't attempt to summarize the plot, such as it is. Suffice it to say that every single character in this film manages to behave in the least straightforward and believable manner in every situation. The heavy hand of a poor screenwriter is evident throughout, as all the characters seem more manipulated than motivated. The writer/director, Paul Schrader, was an unfamiliar directorial name to me until I watched this mess, and his resume makes it clear why. He's had a few successes as a writer, but pretty much all of them were directed by Martin Scorsese, who is very definitely not on hand to salvage this disaster.

Fiennes and Mol are game for the most part, and do what they can with the laughable dialogue. Ray Liotta, however, is at his over-the-top worst. He can be effective with the right part and some directorial restraint (see *Blow*, for instance) but neither is present here.

Avoid this and find something better to do.

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