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The Butterfly Tattoo (2009)

"Chris Marshall met the girl he was going to kill on a warm night in early June, when one of the colleges in Oxford was holding its summer ball." A chance meeting with Jenny at an Oxford ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Duncan Stuart ...
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Jenny
Aidan Magrath ...
Barry Miller
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Inspector Fletcher
Dan Morgan ...
Piers Hawthorne
Shazadee Beghum ...
Maria
Peter Easterbrook ...
Ollie
Alvin Addo-Quaye ...
Derek
Richard Hollingworth ...
Dave
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Sue Miller
Claire Ford ...
Diane
Antony da Silva ...
Tommy Sanchez
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Fenella
Jonathan Higgs ...
Romeo
Simon Brandon ...
Mercutio (as Simon Nuckley)
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"Chris Marshall met the girl he was going to kill on a warm night in early June, when one of the colleges in Oxford was holding its summer ball." A chance meeting with Jenny at an Oxford party leaves seventeen-year-old Chris with hope for a summer romance - and no premonition of trouble. Busy with his job and soon in love with Jenny, whose cheerful surface belies the dark uncertainty of her past, Chris misses all the signs of danger. Before he knows it, he's caught in the sinister web of a criminal whose desire for revenge crushes those who stand in his way. Written by Philip Pullman

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From the moment they fell in love, secrets from a hidden past would tear them apart


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17 April 2009 (USA)  »

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€250,000 (estimated)
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The film's entire budget ($400,000) was raised by publicly selling shares. The movie was fully funded within two days. See more »

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References The Golden Compass (2007) See more »

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Six Feet of Rope & Revenge
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18 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Butterfly Tattoo is just another teen romance; nothing special to look out for. Chris is a smart 17 year old boy working at a summer job, when he meets the easy going Jenny. They seem like the perfect couple, but a series of flashbacks prove otherwise.

The pair are both very shy and so the relationship develops slowly. Chris discovers his boss's underworld connections and the film takes a strange turn into a crime mystery. Meanwhile, Jenny is trying to put behind a previous boyfriend, Piers, who is determined to destroy her new found happiness with Chris. The actors are competent but I found the soundtrack annoying, and I was underwhelmed.


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