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Pandora's Box (2002)

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Mia DuBois (Calhoun) is a walking cliché--a successful therapist with an unsuccessful marriage. Her husband, Victor (St. John), is more interested in working on his laptop than on her. So ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Hampton Hines
Mia DuBois
Victor Dubois
Detective Anderson (as Joseph Lawrence)
Lance Racine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eli Arlis ...
Donna Paul
Man in Park
Waiter (as Jeremy Carroll)
Erwin Collier Jr. ...
Pandora's Bodyguard
Dark Suit Man (as David Collier)
Forensic (as Jennifer Cosper)
Pat Cusick ...
Attorney #1 (as Patrick Cusick)
Marvin Dixon ...
Man in Club
Geno Harris ...


Mia DuBois (Calhoun) is a walking cliché--a successful therapist with an unsuccessful marriage. Her husband, Victor (St. John), is more interested in working on his laptop than on her. So she is very receptive to hearing about the wild sex life that her new client Tammy (Wilson) and Tammy's husband enjoyed, before he was murdered. Mia even accepts an invitation from Tammy to Pandora's Box, a no holds barred secret club of sex, drugs, and even more sex. She falls under the spell of a dark, handsome stranger named Hampton (White), a walking streak of sex. But is Hampton all he seems? Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexuality, some violence, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Trois 2: Pandora's Box  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$85,610 (USA) (9 August 2002)


$44,792 (USA) (13 October 2006)

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An Amazing Film!!!
13 December 2002 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

When I learned that "Pandora's Box" was finally coming to selected theaters located in Baltimore, I was more than thrilled. After viewing Rob Hardy's first film, "Trois", I was surprised to see that this young, up-and-coming director pushed the envelope with powerful dialogue and talented actors such as Gary Dourdan ("A Different World", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation") and Kenya Moore ("Senseless"). "Trois" was definitely a must-see. Now with "Pandora's Box" Rob Hardy and his crew at Rainforest Productions have made another film that pushes the envelope even further.

"Pandora's Box" is about a psychologist named Mia (Monica Calhoun) who helps a troubled patient (Chrystale Wilson) deal with the untimely death of her husband (Tyson Beckford). But soon after, Mia finds her her own life being examined as she takes her patient's advice and becomes involved in the underworld of sexual empowerment. She then meets Hampton Hines (Michael Jai White), a mysterious stranger who Mia becomes intrigued by. As emotions grow strong and her marriage to her husband (Kristoff St. John) going down the drain, Mia commits several acts of adultery and infidelity with Hampton only to find herself getting even deeper in a world of sex, money and murder.

If you haven't seen this movie yet, you are missing out on a good and entertaining movie. But please remember to leave the kids at HOME!!!!

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