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The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.

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Frank Chambers
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Cora Papadakis
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Nick Papadakis
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Mr. Katz
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Kennedy
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Madge
William Traylor ...
Sackett
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Barlow (as Tom Hill)
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Motorcycle Cop
Brian Farrell ...
Mortenson
Raleigh Bond ...
Insurance Salesman
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Man from Home Town
Albert Henderson ...
Art Beeman
Ken Magee ...
Scoutmaster
Eugene Peterson ...
Doctor
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Goebel
Louis Turenne ...
Ringmaster
Charles B. Jenkins ...
Gas Station Attendant
Dick Balduzzi ...
Sign Man #1
John Furlong ...
Sign Man #2
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Ticket Clerk
Betty Cole ...
Grandmother
Joni Palmer ...
Granddaughter
Ron Flagge ...
Shoeshine Man
Lionel Mark Smith ...
Crapshooter (as Lionel Smith)
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Crapshooter
Frank Arno ...
Crapshooter
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Crapshooter
Kenneth Cervi ...
Crapshooter
Chris Rellias ...
Greek Party (as Chris P. Rellias)
Theodoros A. Karavidas ...
Greek Party
Basil J. Fovos ...
Greek Party
Nick Hasir ...
Greek Party
Demetrios Liappas ...
Greek Party
James O'Connell ...
Judge
William H. McDonald ...
Bailiff
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Matron
Kopi Sotiropulos ...
Greek Mourner
Tom Maier ...
Twin Oaks Customer
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Twin Oaks Customer
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Twin Oaks Customer
Carolyn Coates ...
Twin Oaks Customer
Jim S. Cash ...
Twin Oaks Customer
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The Salesman
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Himself - Dancer (uncredited)
Linda Bastiaannet ...
Snake Lady (uncredited)
Morgan Blanchard ...
Boy Scout (uncredited)
Luther Fear ...
Jailer (uncredited)
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Boy Scout (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bob Rafelson

Written by

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James M. Cain ... (novel)
 
David Mamet ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Michael Barlow ... associate producer
Andrew Braunsberg ... executive producer
Charles Mulvehill ... producer
Bob Rafelson ... producer

Music by

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Michael Small

Cinematography by

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Sven Nykvist

Film Editing by

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Graeme Clifford

Editorial Department

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Mary Andrews ... apprentice editor
Kimberly Ray ... apprentice editor
Tim Tobin ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Terry Liebling

Production Design by

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George Jenkins

Set Decoration by

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Robert Gould

Costume Design by

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Dorothy Jeakins

Makeup Department

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Dorothy J. Pearl ... makeup artist
Toni-Ann Walker ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Gerald R. Molen ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nick Marck ... second assistant director
Bill Scott ... assistant director (as Bill P. Scott)

Art Department

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Joseph Hurley ... assistant art director
Donald Krafft ... lead man
William Maldonado ... construction coordinator
Ray Mercer Jr. ... property master
Jaymes Hinkle ... scenic sign painter (uncredited)
Arthur Shippee ... assistant property master (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bub Asman ... sound effects editor
Robert G. Henderson ... supervising sound effects editor (as Bob Henderson)
Nicholas Korda ... assistant sound effects editor (as Nicholas Vincent Korda)
Gregg Landaker ... re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow ... re-recording mixer
Brian L. McCarty ... sound recordist
Alan Robert Murray ... supervising sound editor
Art Rochester ... production sound mixer
Norman B. Schwartz ... dialogue editor
Richard Thornton ... boom operator
Bill Varney ... re-recording mixer
Brooke Henderson Ward ... assistant sound effects editor (as Brooke Henderson)

Special Effects by

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Jerry D. Williams ... special effects
Jan Aaris ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Bruno Van Zeebroeck ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tom Elliott ... stunts
Alan Gibbs ... stunts
Richard Epper ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richmond L. Aguilar ... gaffer (as Richard Aguilar)
Martin G. Beazell ... assistant camera
Earl L. Clark ... assistant camera
Dick Colean ... camera operator
Leonard Lookabaugh ... key grip
Louis Mahler ... video playback operator
Pete Martinez ... video playback operator
Carol McCullough ... still photographer
Michael Nash ... assistant camera
Arnold L. Rich ... camera operator
Paul Caven ... best boy electric (uncredited)
O.T. Henderson ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Brian L. McCarty ... video assist operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Barbara Lambertson ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tony Faso ... costumer: men
Mina Mittelman ... costumer: women
Eric H. Sandberg ... costumer: men

Location Management

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Douglas E. Stoll ... location manager

Music Department

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Dan Carlin Sr. ... music editor
Daniel Allan Carlin ... music editor
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Pat Carman ... transportation captain
Michael McDuffee ... transportation coordinator
Tom Briggs ... set driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Wendy Atterbury ... script supervisor
Blanche Bisbing ... assistant auditor
Trixie Flynn ... assistant: Mr. Nicholson
James Halpern ... production assistant
Athan Karras ... dialogue coach: Mr. Colicos
Paul Pascarella ... title designer
Ken Ryan ... accountant
Teresa Stokovic ... production office coordinator
Arthur Wilde ... unit publicist
Jolene Wolff ... assistant: Mr. Rafelson
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside café owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Written by Craig Clarke

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Taglines You Will Feel The Heat. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Wenn der Postmann zweimal klingelt (West Germany)
  • Le facteur sonne toujours deux fois (France)
  • Wenn der Postmann zweimal klingelt (Germany)
  • El cartero siempre llama dos veces (Spain)
  • Postmannen ringer alltid två gånger (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 122 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $44,376,625

Did You Know?

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Trivia David Mamet's first screenplay. See more »
Goofs Modern-day paper currency is used in craps game set during Great Depression, instead of silver certificate dollar bills then in use. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Film Noir (1995). See more »
Quotes Sackett: Spit on the sidewalk and you'll die in jail!
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