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Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

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Dorothy
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Tony
Jake D'Arcy ...
Train Guard
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Petula
Tom Mannion ...
Brian McMinn
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Ronnie McMinn
Paul Doonan ...
Man in Lift
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Pauline Lynch ...
Sheena
John Murtagh ...
Man on Beach
Shane Cadzow ...
Small Boy on Beach
Juliet Cadzow ...
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Storyline

One stormy Glasgow night Dorothy and Petula's lives are inextricably thrown together, bonded by a common flaw. Dorothy's on the run from her boyfriend and Petula should be doing the same. Evasion, blackmail, murder, betrayal, revenge and a suitcase loaded with a million quid... it's all there... and then some. Written by Gavin Nelson

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Dorothy & Petula both have a body to die for. It's not theirs. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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19 January 2001 (UK)  »

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Beautiful Creatures - Zum Sterben schön  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,134 (USA) (6 April 2001)

Gross:

ESP 556,250 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Quotes

Petula: I've never seen a pink and white dog before.
Dorothy: He's half part pedigree, half part acrylic.
Petula: Really? Never heard of them.
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Girls Like Us
Written by Ali Campbell, Janet Fyffe, Dawnette Nevers and Brian Travers
Producers: Angus Campbell and Ian Wallman
Performed by B15 Project Featuring Crissy D & Lady G
Courtesy of Oracabessa Records Ltd
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
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Another low in British film-making
22 January 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

We finally see the one film that has crawled out of wasted lottery money and it is, indeed, a disappointment. Perhaps foreign audiences who want to lap up anything British will enjoy this badly told tale more than I did. Two not-too-bright girls both have violent boyfriends, one of whom accidentally gets killed as the girls are thrown together and try to help each other. They make maladroit attempts to cover up the murder, which is where things go even more wrong. Wanting so hard to be a black comedy thriller along the lines of Shallow Grave or Blood Simple, Beautiful Creatures is ultimately little more than worthy of mid-week TV viewing.


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