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Black Widow (1987)

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A federal investigator tracks down a gold digging woman who moves from husband to husband, kills them and collects the inheritance.

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... Alexandra
... Catharine
... Paul
... Ben
... William
... Bruce
... Shin
... Etta
... Michael
... Sara
... Ricci
... Detective
... Irene
... Shelley
... Etta's Husband
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Catherine is a black widow. "She mates and then she kills". Black Widow is the story of a lady (Catherine) who marries lonely millionaires, waits until they've changed their will to leave all to their beloved wives and then murders them to inherit the fortune. With each man Catherine marries, she changes her appearance to suit the mans personality. Only there's one problem. Alexandra is a smart cookie and has found a link between these unexplained mysterious deaths and the partners wives. But now her only problem is proving that a killer is on the loose and saving herself from the deadly Black Widow. Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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She Mates and She kills. No Man Can Resist Her. Only One Woman Can Stop Her. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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6 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Borgia  »

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$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,426,831, 8 February 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,205,460
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Cher turned down the role of Catherine. See more »

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Investigator in the last fifteen minutes of the movie refers to Jessica Bates as Jessica Barnes. See more »

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Sara: When he didn't come to the office, 10:30, 11:00, I called the house. Catherine... he went in his sleep, peacefully. The doctor said if you'd been sleeping right next to him, you wouldn't have even known. You couldn't have done anything.
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Hugely entertaining (feminist?) film
4 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Debra Winger is great as always as the FBI backroom researcher allowed out for a change to pursue her theory that the widows of several millionaires who have all died of the same rare disease are in fact the same woman.

She finds herself fascinated as well as repelled by Theresa Russell's glamour, lifestyle and ability to use men for her own ends. Russell in her turn sees her as a worthy opponent (unlike all those men she takes in so easily).

In fact all the men are just part of the background to the play between Winger and Russell.

Its a terrific film all round and I may be alone in this, but I think the ending works.


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