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Original Sin -- A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp.
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Writers (WGA):
Cornell Woolrich (novel)
Michael Cristofer (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 August 2001 (USA) See more »
Obsession. Lies. Desire. Lust... See more »
A woman along with her lover, plan to con a rich man by marrying him and on earning his trust running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she actually begins to fall in love with him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Antonio Banderas ... Luis Antonio Vargas

Angelina Jolie ... Julia Russell / Bonny Castle

Thomas Jane ... Billy / Walter Downs / Mephisto

Jack Thompson ... Alan Jordan

Gregory Itzin ... Colonel Worth

Allison Mackie ... Augusta Jordan

Joan Pringle ... Sara
Cordelia Richards ... Emily Russell

James Haven ... Faust - Stage

Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Jorge Cortés (as Pedro Armendáriz)
Mario Iván Martínez ... Cuban Priest
Harry Porter ... Stage Manager
Fernando Torre Laphame ... Wedding Priest (as Fernando Torre Lapham)

Shaula Vega ... Dressmaker Girl
Lisa Owen ... Margareta - Stage

Daniel Martínez ... Rafael
Farnesio de Bernal ... Bank Clerk
Nitzi Arellano ... Prostitute
Roger Cudney ... Ship's Captain

Adrian Makala ... Ship's Waiter (as Adrián Makala)
Francis Laboriel ... Ship's Stewardess
Patricio Castillo ... French Dining Steward
Derek Rojo ... Bell Boy
Abraham Stavans ... Mr. Gutiérrez

Roberto Medina ... Card Player
Julian Sedgwick ... Card Player
Alejandro Corp ... Card Player
Alejandro Reza ... Train Station Man
Guy De Saint Cyr ... Chief Jailer (as Guy de Saint Cyr)
Julio Bracho ... Guard
George Belanger ... Gentleman in Morocco
Osami Kawano ... Gentleman in Morocco

Directed by
Michael Cristofer 
Writing credits
Cornell Woolrich (novel "Waltz Into Darkness")

Michael Cristofer (screenplay)

Produced by
Sheldon Abend .... executive producer
Ashok Amritraj .... executive producer
Denise Di Novi .... producer
Michael S. Glick .... line producer
Kate Guinzburg .... producer
David Hoberman .... executive producer
Carol Lees .... producer
Edward L. McDonnell .... co-producer
Original Music by
Terence Blanchard 
Cinematography by
Rodrigo Prieto 
Film Editing by
Eric A. Sears  (as Eric Sears)
Casting by
Libby Goldstein 
Junie Lowry-Johnson  (as Junie Lowry Johnson)
Production Design by
David J. Bomba 
Art Direction by
John R. Jensen  (as John Jensen)
Jorge Sainz 
Set Decoration by
Beth A. Rubino  (as Beth Rubino)
Costume Design by
Donna Zakowska 
Makeup Department
Isabel Amezcua .... hair stylist: Mexico
Colleen Callaghan .... key hair stylist
Teresa Chávez .... hair stylist: Mexico
Linda De Andrea .... hair stylist: Ms. Jolie (as Linda DeAndrea)
Raúl Sarmiento .... makeup artist: Mexico
Janeen Schreyer .... makeup artist: Ms. Jolie
Nena Smarz .... key makeup artist
Alejandro Sosa .... makeup artist: Mexico
Production Management
Michael S. Glick .... unit production manager
Anna Roth .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sally Sue Beisel .... second assistant director
Efren del Moral .... second assistant director (as Efrén del Moral)
Miguel Lima .... first assistant director
Julian 'Chico' Valdez .... second second assistant director: Mexico (as Julián 'Chico' Valdés)
Mary Ellen Woods .... first assistant director
Art Department
John Bankson .... property master
Carlos Benassini .... assistant art director: Mexico
Ivonne Deschamps .... set dresser: Mexico
Alisarine Ducolomb .... art department coordinator
Frank M. Fleming .... leadman (as Frank Fleming)
Antonio Godínez .... swing
Alfredo Gonzalez .... on-set dresser: Mexico (as Alfredo González)
Barbara Horcasitas .... set dressing department coordinator: Mexico (as Bárbara Horcasitas)
Francisco López .... leadman: Mexico
Antonio Mata .... property master: Mexico
Jeffrey D. McDonald .... lead set designer (as Jeff McDonald)
Erick Monroy .... set designer: Mexico
Carmen Pierson .... set dresser: Mexico
Moises Pineda .... production buyer: Mexico (as Moisés Pineda)
German Ramirez .... greens person: Mexico (as Germán Ramírez)
Andrés Reyes .... stand-by painter: Mexico
Paul M. Rohrbaugh III .... paint foreman (as Paul Rohrbaugh)
Jorge Sainz .... art director: Mexico
Christopher Windisch .... construction coordinator (as Christopher D. Windisch)
Anthony Stabley .... location consultant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Laura Harris Atkinson .... dialogue editor (as Laura Harris)
Brian Basham .... adr recordist
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Antonio Betancourt .... production sound recorder
Michael Broomberg .... foley artist (as Michael J. Broomberg)
Gregg Frazier .... boom operator
Daniel García .... cable
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor
Lou Kleinman .... dialogue editor
Magic A. Moreno .... Mag and Optical Transfer Engineer: Todd Hollywood
James Moriana .... foley artist (as James M. Moriana)
Hugh Murphy .... digital assistant (as Hugh R. Murphy)
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... first assistant sound editor
Willard Overstreet .... foley editor
Kelly Oxford .... adr supervisor
Brad Sherman .... re-recording sound mixer
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... re-recording sound mixer (as Melissa Hofmann)
Eduardo Valverde .... boom operator
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... sound consultant: DTS (as Dan Victor)
Drew Webster .... mix technician
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist (as Jeffery B. Wilhoit)
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Wilhoit)
Scott Wolf .... sound effects editor
Greg Zimmerman .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Jesus G. Duran .... special effects coordinator (as Jesus 'Chucho' Duran)
Adrián Durán .... special effects foreman
Fermín Durán .... special effects foreman (as Fermin Durán)
Visual Effects by
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... scanning and film recording
Franklin Cofod .... line-up/editorial: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Charles Darby .... visual effects supervisor
Victor DiMichina .... scanning and recording supervisor: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Kevin Fisher .... scanning and recording: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Patrick Flanagan .... digital artist: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Tyler Foell .... compositing supervisor: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Jim Gorman .... digital artist: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Nathan Haggard .... digital artist: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Karen Klein .... digital artist
Peter Koczera .... animator: main titles (as Peter C. Koczera)
Kim Lavery .... visual effects producer
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
Gregory D. Liegey .... digital compositor
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... digital effects supervisor: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Patrick Murphy .... digital artist: Pixel Magic
Marco S. Paolini .... digital compositor
Naz Shams .... digital artist (as Nazgol Shams)
Geordie Spradling .... digital artist: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Mike Uguccioni .... digital compositor
Todd Vaziri .... digital artist: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
William L. Arance .... 3D modeler (uncredited)
Jamie Baxter .... visual effects (uncredited)
Dino Dos Santos .... stunt coordinator
Dino Dos Santos .... stunt double: Antonio Banderas
Omar Ayala .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Benito Aguilar .... chief lighting technician
Ricardo Arvizu .... key grip
Víctor Camacho .... video assist (as Víctor Camacho R.)
Arturo Castañeda .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Arturo Castañeda Corona)
Joaquin Cervera .... first assistant camera (as Joaquín Cervera)
Fernando Diaz .... second assistant camera
Christopher Dunn George .... Steadicam operator (as Christopher George)
Christopher Dunn George .... camera operator (as Christopher George)
Jesus 'Moroco' Gonzalez .... rigging chief lighting technician (as Jesús 'Moroco' González)
Lourdes Grobet .... still photographer
Edgar Hurtado .... second assistant camera
Javier Labastida .... rigging grip
Jesus LaBastida .... second company grip (as Jesus Labastida)
Chris Large .... still photographer
Andrés Medina .... dolly grip (as Andrés Medina Dorantes)
Patrick Murguia .... camera operator (as Patrick Murguía)
Noe Muñoz .... camera loader (as Noé Muñoz)
Carlos Sánchez .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Claudia Becker .... casting: Mexico
Jorge Guerrero .... extras casting: Mexico
Sonia Guerrero .... extras casting: Mexico
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Scott Lairson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Andrews .... wardrobe supervisor
Jeanne DuPont .... assistant costume designer (as Jeanne Dupont)
Sandra Ramos .... wardrobe department coordinator: Mexico
Adolfo Ramírez .... wardrobe supervisor: Mexico
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Steven A. Calabro .... assistant editor
Timothy Colletti .... assistant editor (as Colletti)
Douglas Kunin .... assistant editor
Dave Lee .... colorist: dailies
'Wild Bill' Packer .... post-production assistant
Megan A. Sears .... apprentice editor
Marianne Urioste .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Nicole Kolin .... location supervisor
Angeles Morales .... assistant location manager (as Ángeles Morales)
Juan Pablo Noval .... assistant location manager
Fernando Uriegas .... location manager (as Fernando 'Boogie' Uriegas)
Music Department
Bunny Andrews .... music consultant: on-screen
Pete Bahlawanian .... song- Belly Dancing World
Terence Blanchard .... conductor
Terence Blanchard .... orchestrator
Todd Bozung .... music editor
Robin Burgess .... music session producer
Erika Duffee .... music production assistant
Michael Esneault .... assistant music copyist
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Jake Jackson .... assistant music engineer
Marvin R. Morris .... music editor (as Marvin Morris)
Donald Murray .... music engineer (as Don Murray)
Daniel Nielsen .... composer: trailer music
Neale Ricotti .... assistant music engineer
Tony Stanton .... music librarian
Jay Weigel .... music copyist
Jay Weigel .... orchestrator
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader
Transportation Department
Arturo Curiel .... transportation coordinator: Mexico
Ricardo Díaz Avilés .... transportation captain: Mexico (as Ricardo Díaz)
Enrique Díaz .... driver
Jesús Reyes .... driver
Other crew
Armando Amador .... production accountant: Mexico
Lucy Amador .... assistant accountant: Mexico (as Lucy Anlleu)
Ana Ballesteros .... craft service: Mexico
Susan Bierbaum .... script supervisor (as Susan Bierbaum-Owen)
Kevin Bissada .... assistant: Ms. Kate Guinzburg
Melanie Buffett .... assistant: Mr. McDonnell
Hélène Cardona .... adr voices
Hélène Cardona .... voice actor
Mel Churcher .... dialogue coach: adr
Joy Ellison .... dialect coach: Mr. Banderas
Maureen Poon Fear .... assistant: Ms. Di Novi
Juan Carlos Garrido .... union production chief: Mexico
Joanne S. Grant .... first assistant accountant (as Joanne Grant)
Alejandra Greiner .... assistant: Mr. Glick, Mexico (as Alejandra 'Memphis' Greiner)
Carol Kravetz .... production coordinator: USA
Charles Mcdonald .... title designer
James Mitchell-Clyde .... water safety (as James Mitchell Clyde)
Claudia Montero .... production assistant: Mexico
Columbia Moya .... choreographer: Mexico
Joe Murphy .... production accountant (as Joseph J. Murphy)
Juan Carlos Navarro .... key set production assistant: Mexico
Nicholas J. Nicolella .... assistant: Mr. Cristofer
Rocío Ortega .... animal trainer: Mexico
Stacy Perskie .... production assistant: Mexico
Mariana Peñalva .... stand-in for Angelina Jolie
Carol Phiniotis .... screening coordinator
Claudia Porter .... animal trainer: Mexico
Carla Raygoza .... production coordinator
Roberto Reyna .... production doctor: Mexico
Liz Rossi-Sloyan .... assistant: Mr. Cristofer
Isabel Siliceo .... production assistant: Mexico
Michael Singer .... unit publicist
Ernesto Trejo .... production doctor: Mexico
Belinda Uriegas .... production coordinator
Elena Villegas .... set production assistant: Mexico
Rosa Isela Villegas .... assistant accountant: Mexico
Francisco Leonardo Yáñez .... production assistant: Mexico (as Francisco Yáñez)
Denise Blasor .... voice-over artist (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong sexual content and some violence (edited version)
116 min | USA:118 min (unrated version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Australia:M (TV rating) | Belgium:KNT/ENA | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 (bw) | Hong Kong:III | Hungary:16 | Iceland:14 | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Japan:R-18 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Poland:18 | Portugal:M/12 (R rated version) | Singapore:PG (cut) | Singapore:R(A) (original rating) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) (uncut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:R (No. 37331) (edited version)

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This is a remake of Truffaut's Mississippi Mermaid starring Belmondo and Deneuve.See more »
Continuity: Vargas puts the gun on the table before drinking the poisoned coffee, but the gun later reappears on his person when he shoots Billy.See more »
[first lines]
Julia:You cannot walk away from love. That was the advertisement in a Baltimore newspaper. And that is how he found her.
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54 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
Overlooked erotic thriller, 25 February 2003
Author: perfectbond

Original Sin slipped under the radar and in fact tanked at the box office back in the summer of 2001 despite the fact that it starred Angelina Jolie at the peak of her fame. The movie itself is not bad at all. There are surprises a plenty which of course I won't reveal. Since the expected doesn't occur that provides plenty of incentive to follow the story through to the end. Since the movie is an erotic thriller there are of course... erotic scenes! Ms. Jolie is definitely an attractive woman by conventional standards! It goes without saying that her smoldering looks keep the viewer fixated on her character, Julia. Banderas fans should note that his chemistry with a female costar hasn't been this good since his hookup with Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zorro. Thomas Jane, whose other work I am not familiar with, is also excellent in his role. Very good entertainment, 7/10.

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