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Butterfly (1982)

In 1937 Nevada, silver mine caretaker Jess Tyler is reunited with his teenage daughter Kady who will do anything to persuade Jess to let her have claim to the mine.

Director:

Matt Cimber

Writers:

James M. Cain (novel), Matt Cimber (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stacy Keach ... Jess Tyler
Pia Zadora ... Kady Tyler
Orson Welles ... Judge Rauch
Lois Nettleton ... Belle Morgan
Edward Albert ... Wash Gillespie
James Franciscus ... Moke Blue
Stuart Whitman ... Rev. Rivers
June Lockhart ... Mrs. Helen Gillespie
Ed McMahon ... Mr. Gillespie
Paul Hampton ... Norton
George 'Buck' Flower ... Ed Lamey (as Buck Flower)
Ann Dane Ann Dane ... Janey Tyler
Greg Gault Greg Gault ... Bridger
John O'Conner White John O'Conner White ... Billy Roy
Peter Jason ... Allen
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Storyline

Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before, who's accused of improper relations with his daughter Kady. Complications follows when Wash, father of Kady's baby, comes back to take her away. Written by Adalberto Fornario

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Controversial Thriller of Murder and Revenge. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mariposa See more »

Filming Locations:

Goldfield, Nevada, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Par-Par Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pia Zadora was the first actress to win back-to-back consecutive Razzie Awards winning first for Worst Actress for this film then won the same award the next year for The Lonely Lady (1983). See more »

Quotes

Jess Tyler: [hot day, and now a barefoot, bare-legged blond sits waiting on his porch] Miss?
Kady Tyler: Hello.
Jess Tyler: Something you want?
Kady Tyler: [appraising him] How can I tell if I don't know what you got?
Jess Tyler: [takes off his hat, regarding her wearily] Maybe you're making a mistake.
[comes up the steps]
Jess Tyler: Maybe you're looking for somebody else's place. Not mine.
[goes inside]
Kady Tyler: I'm looking for you.
Jess Tyler: How do you know?
[...]
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Soundtracks

Silver on the Sage
Sung by Johnny Bond
Written by Ralph Rainger (uncredited) and Leo Robin (uncredited)
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So bad it's great
29 December 2006 | by nickroosaSee all my reviews

Is this film ever going to get a DVD release? Even a cheap, quick release? A film this bad deserves to see the light of day, so aspiring film students can watch this and learn what not to do. Like, say, the creepy "Oh, I'll wash my daughter's back while she's taking a bath" scene. I haven't been able to find this movie at any used VHS store; it's time to put this legendarily bad film to DVD. If for no other reason then to see Welles in the sunset of his career and Ed McMahon actually acting, instead of being Johnny's sidekick or giving people massive checks for Publisher's Clearinghouse. And Pia Zadora, Thespian. Come on Criterion Collection, your public duty to unearth this wretched gem for a whole new generation to explore awaits you!


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