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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Breakthrough film role of actress Pia Zadora. See more »

Quotes

Kady Tyler: That feels so good, Jess. Good, good hands... What's wrong?
Jess Tyler: It ain't right.
Kady Tyler: Feels good to me. Does it to you?
Jess Tyler: It just ain't right.
Kady Tyler: It's right if it's good.
Jess Tyler: You're my daughter, Kady.
Kady Tyler: I'm a woman, too.
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Soundtracks

It's Wrong For Me To Love You
Music by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Carol Connors
Performed by Pia Zadora
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Pia Zadora at her most sensual!
25 December 1998 | by EasyrobSee all my reviews

This is sort of a classic in the sultry, steamy sensuality arena, as it was defined early in the 1980s. Pia, like Laura Dern and others did later, appears in alluringly sheer hot weather clothes that will keep most red-blooded males captivated! These are all the more captivating when set in the early part of this century.


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