Pandora's Box (2002)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  27 September 2002 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Followed by Trois 3: The Escort (2004) See more »

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A non-erotic non-thriller
27 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews


This is yet another painfully boring movie that tries to get by on soft-core pornography and (oh so shocking!) S&M themes to keep the viewer interested. Imagine the worst episode of "Red Shoe Diaries," I mean the absolute worst, with black actors. This movie is worse. Another viewer cleverly equated this to "Eyes Wide Shut." The is much similarity, although the dismal, slow-moving EWS is FAR more interesting than this turkey.

The dialog was probably written in less time than the movie spans. Seriously.

Actual porn movies have better scripts and less wooden acting.

I gave it a "2," only because the opening sequence was pretty well done.

Avoid this one like the plague.

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