This takes place several years before Cruel Intentions (1999), back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers.
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
Takes place several years before the malicious movie, back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers. Written by
In order to change the storyline from its original structure, several characters got their names changed with the help of dubbing techniques. For instance, Danielle Sherman was originally named "Annette Hargrove", and Cherie Claymon was originally named "Cecile Caldwell". See more »
When Sebastian's father is on the phone to his "accountant" and Sebastian walks in, to the right hand side of the screen above the sofa his father is sitting on, you can see the head of a crew-member in the whole shot. See more »
[When asked if he slept bad at night]
I think there was a pea under my pillow.
I'll look into it, Sir.
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This film demonstrates the woeful Hollywood obsession with pre/sequel production. It is rare that a follow up film equals or betters the original (Godfather Two and Aliens are notable exceptions).
The joy of Cruel Intentions was watching the interplay between the characters - how they came to be where they were was neither here nor there. Cruel 2 really is NOT required to explain how the protagonists became the shallow, bitching individuals they did.
Whereas as the original Cruel intentions was dark, savvy, razor edged and excellently presented by cast and crew.....this is not.
A few martinis too many at lunch (or maybe over a month or so) may have hatched this awkward, smutty and downright dull prequel, which shows none of the maturity of the first film.
Why did anyone bother? Avoid at all costs and treasure the original. There are far better things to do with your time.
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