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Don't Tempt Me (2001)

Sin noticias de Dios (original title)
Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.

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(as Agustin Diaz Yanes)

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(as Agustin Diaz Yanes)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carmen Ramos (as Penelope Cruz)
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Jero García ...
(as Jeronimo Garcia)
Gerardo Giacinti
Montse G. Romeu ...
Cajera Embarazada (as Montse Garcia Romeu)
Paz Gómez ...
Cajera Joven (as Paz Gomez)
Mercedes Arbizu ...
Cajera 1
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Cajera 2 (as Vicenta NDongo)
Elia Galera
José Manuel Lorenzo ...
(as Jose Manuel Lorenzo)
Joserra Cadiñanos ...
(as Jose Ramon Cadiñanos)
Teresa Arbolí ...
(as Teresa Arboli)
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(as Yohanna Cobo)
Fernando Millán ...
(as Fernando Millan)
Cristina Lumbreras
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Storyline

A boxer named Manny, battling a potentially life-threatening brain injury, finds his soul to be the object of a metaphysical fight. Two different supernatural agents are sent to win over his soul to their side: one is an angel from a curious version of Heaven, that looks just like a beatific Paris, and in it everyone speaks French; and the other agent is a waitress from Hell, sent to seduce him to spend his eternity in a red-tinted prison where everyone speaks English. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 November 2001 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Bendito Infierno (Don't Tempt Me)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

ESP 1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€43,075 (Italy), 8 September 2002, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,271, 24 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$77,281, 16 November 2003
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The photo Lola (Victoria Abril) puts into the album shows the mother of Manny. The woman in this photo is the actress Pilar Bardem. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carmen Ramos: History vindicates us, and you know it.
Lola Nevado: History vindicates no one. History's a deaf man answering questions he wasn't asked.
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Connections

Features Goodfellas (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Meditaçao
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim (as Jobim) and Newton Mendonca (as Newton)
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Penelope more than what you see in Hollywood
29 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this film, it was really good, with very good humor and great acting. What I hated to see what some other viewer's comment saying how good it is to see Penelope in some other role than just your average sexy woman with no actual personality.. that's pure nonsense. Penelope has always been a good actress - outside Hollywood. Before making that stupid move, she has been in a great many films with extremely good roles. It took Hollywood to come in to make her "just an attractive woman" in all the movies. Take for example movies from Almodovar... there isn't a single one movie where she is just a pretty face. This movie is from before Hollywood - hence the actual acting.


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