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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 »
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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. Remake of François Truffaut's 1969 film 'Mississippi Mermaid' Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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 McDonnell .... co-producer (as Edward L. McDonnell)
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)
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 J. Broomberg .... foley artist
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
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
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)
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
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)
Nicole Kolin .... location supervisor
Carol Kravetz .... production coordinator: USA
Charles Mcdonald .... title designer
James Mitchell-Clyde .... water safety: marine unit (as James Mitchell Clyde)
Claudia Montero .... production assistant: Mexico
Angeles Morales .... assistant location manager (as Ángeles Morales)
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
Juan Pablo Noval .... assistant location manager
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
Fernando Uriegas .... location manager (as Fernando 'Boogie' Uriegas)
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)
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Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Australia:M (TV rating) | Belgium:KNT | 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:U | 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) | USA:NC-17 (original rating)

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Some footage had to be cut in order to avoid an "NC-17" rating.See more »
Continuity: When Luis and the maid find the dead bird, Luis' towel is inside the collar of his gown. In the next shot he turns around and the towel is outside.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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43 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
wow..., 10 April 2004
Author: Pookyiscute from Nyiregyhaza, Hungary

This movie was surprising to put it mildly. When I saw the cover, I figured it was going to be just your typical dark love story...ha ha, guess again. This movie was awesome! Not only does it keep you guessing throughout the entire story, you can't help but notice all of the eye stoppers. The cinematography was absolutely stunning, the filming locations were impeccable for beautiful scenery and spots, and the graphic love scenes...well, as much as I could have done without them, they certainly did add a lot to the film. Every part of the movie was exceptionally well done, and I fell in love with this piece.

If you're a movie buff like me, you might remember a little film that came out in 1994 with James Spader entitled 'DreamLover'. Now, although that movie is surpassed by Banderas and Jolie's hit, they do share a bit of the same flavor as one another. I remember seeing the Spader flick on t.v. one night and thought it was really great, however after seeing this I was reminded of the film, and thought that they shared similar traits. Though, as I said before, this movie was a lot better. Much more A quality, bigger names, bigger production, and basically more money was spent making it, which more often than not, is a good thing, and helps the film rather than hurting it.

Jolie and Banderas have never been favorites of mine, and in fact the only movie I ever liked Angelina in before this was 'Girl Interrupted', and Banderas in 'Two Much'. This one, though, made me think twice about both the actors abilities on screen. They executed such a great chemistry between one another. I found myself even crying by the end of the movie. It is truly unlike any other movie I've ever seen. Sure, the premise was similar to others that I have seen in the past, but the directing, acting and just whole feel of the film was so unique and so on its own. I loved it! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great intense romance.

I would advice, however, that some of the scenes especially at the beginning are a bit crazy (sexually that is). Bare breasts, and well, just a whole lot of nakedness kind of take over the movie from time to time, so parents caution.

But, otherwise I give the movie two thumbs up, it rocked! I give it a 10/10! Great story about love!

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