Poster

Black Widow ()


Reference View | Change View


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

Director:
Writer:
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast verified as complete

Edit
...
Alexandra
...
Catharine
...
Paul
...
Ben
...
William
...
Bruce
...
Shin
...
Etta
...
Michael
...
Sara
...
Ricci
...
Detective
...
Irene
...
Shelley
...
Etta's Husband
Raleigh Bond ...
Martin
Donegan Smith ...
Reporter
...
Artie
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Tran
Darrah Meeley ...
Dawn
Kate Hall ...
Young Girl
George Ricord ...
Italian Man
Richard Arnold ...
Doctor (as Richard E. Arnold)
Bea Kiyohara ...
Clerk
Chris S. Ducey ...
Poker Player
Tee Dennard ...
Sid
...
Herb
Johnny 'Sugarbear' Willis ...
James
Gene Callahan ...
Mr. Foster
Thomas Hill ...
Attorney
Juleen Murray ...
Attendant
Ed Pang ...
Waiter
...
Clerk
Denise Hewitt ...
Stewardess (as Denise Dennison)
Robert J. Peters ...
Steward
...
Helicopter Pilot
...
Helicopter Pilot
David Kasparian ...
Limo Driver
...
Doorman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Police Officer (uncredited)
...
Asst. DA / Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
Bob Rafelson

Written by

Edit
Ronald Bass ... (written by)

Produced by

Edit
Laurence Mark ... executive producer
Harold Schneider ... producer

Music by

Edit
Michael Small

Cinematography by

Edit
Conrad L. Hall

Film Editing by

Edit
John Bloom

Editorial Department

Edit
Maryann Brandon ... first assistant editor
William Fletcher ... second assistant editor
Jack Hooper ... negative cutter
Ed Stabile ... apprentice editor

Casting By

Edit
Terry Liebling

Production Design by

Edit
Gene Callahan

Set Decoration by

Edit
Jim Duffy
Buck Henshaw
Rick Simpson

Costume Design by

Edit
Patricia Norris

Makeup Department

Edit
Nadia DiPaulo ... makeup artist
Bob Grimaldi ... hair stylist: New York / makeup artist: New York
Dorothy J. Pearl ... makeup artist
Julie C. Steffes ... body makeup
Robert L. Stevenson ... hair stylist
Toni-Ann Walker ... hair stylist

Production Management

Edit
Roger Paradiso ... production manager: New York
Harold Schneider ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Nilo Otero ... second assistant director
Liz Ryan ... second assistant director: New York
Tommy Thompson ... first assistant director

Art Department

Edit
Paul J. Campanella ... painter
Emily Ferry ... property master
Eric A. Hulett ... lead man: Seattle
Kurt V. Hulett ... set dresser
Bill Luckey ... assistant property master
Ralph Reis ... assistant property master: Hawaii
Bob Riggs ... construction: Seattle unit
Wallace White ... lead man: Hawaii

Sound Department

Edit
Don J. Bassman ... re-recording mixer
Gary Blufer ... sound effects recordist
Steve Bowerman ... boom operator
Robert Bradshaw ... sound editor
Kevin F. Cleary ... re-recording mixer
Virginia Cook-McGowan ... sound editor
Dominick De Stefano ... cable person
Sukey Fontelieu ... foley editor
John Leveque ... sound editor
David MacMillan ... sound mixer
Robert Marts ... cableman: Seattle
Greg Orloff ... foley mixer
Donald Ortiz ... assistant sound editor
Richard Overton ... re-recording mixer
Jeffrey L. Sandler ... sound editor
Solange S. Schwalbe ... foley supervisor
Norman B. Schwartz ... adr editor
David A. Whittaker ... sound editor
Karen G. Wilson ... foley supervisor
John Roesch ... foley artist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Marvin Walowitz ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Edit
Allen Hall ... special effects
Jerry D. Williams ... special effects (as Jerry Williams)
Ken Tarallo ... special effects crew (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Edit
Steve Grumette ... computer effects supervisor (as Steve Grummette)
Donald Hansard Sr. ... process coordinator
Don Hansard ... process projection engineer (as Donald Hansard Jr.)
Alan L. Porter ... computer graphics engineer (as Alan Porter)
Robert Wilcox ... computer graphics engineer (as Bob Wilcox)

Stunts

Edit
Barbara Brundage ... stunts: underwater & diving
Lisa Hall ... stunts: underwater & diving
Marcia Holley ... stunts: underwater & diving
Julie Robinson ... stunts: underwater & diving

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Larry J. Aube ... best boy
Art Budnick ... best boy
Curtis Foster ... lamp operator
Daniel R. Garab ... cableman: Hawaii
Al Giddings ... underwater photography: Hawaii
Michael Greenlee ... best boy
Conrad W. Hall ... first assistant camera
Donald L. Hartley ... company grip
Michael Kenner ... key grip
Elliott Marks ... still photographer
Rick Martens ... gaffer
Mark Soucie ... lamp operator
Mike Thomas ... second assistant camera
John Toll ... camera operator

Casting Department

Edit
Cynthia Hildebrand ... casting: New York
Lora Kennedy ... casting assistant
Marge Spencer ... casting: Hawaii

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Edit
Ellis Cohen ... costumer: men
Oda Groeschel ... costumer: women
Mark K. Kuromoto ... men's costumer: Hawaii
Nancy McArdle ... costumer: women

Location Management

Edit
Paul Pav ... location manager
Paul Pay ... location manager
Steve Schoenfield ... location manager: New York
J. Marc Strachan ... assistant location manager: Seattle

Music Department

Edit
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
Sonny Kompanek ... orchestrator
Armin Steiner ... score mixer
Kenneth Wannberg ... music editor
Israel Baker ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Arnold Belnick ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jacqueline Brand ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Stuart Canin ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Herman Clebanoff ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Anthony Cooke ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Christopher Dedrick ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Bonnie Jean Douglas ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Assa Drori ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Arni Egilsson ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Dominick Fera ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Elizabeth Finch ... music copyist (uncredited)
James Getzoff ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Pamela Goldsmith ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Ralph Grierson ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Barbara Hunter ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Karen Jones ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jo Ann Kane ... music copyist (uncredited)
Armand Kaproff ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Nathan Kaproff ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Roland Kato ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Randy Kerber ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Janet Ketchum ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Janet Lakatos ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Buell Neidlinger ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Richard Perissi ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Dorothy Remsen ... musician: harp (uncredited)
Meyer Rubin ... music contractor (uncredited)
David Schamban ... musician: cello (uncredited)
David Shostac ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Haim Shtrum ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Paul Shure ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Michael Small ... conductor (uncredited)
Christina Soule ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Chet Swiatkowsky ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Milton Thomas ... musician: viola (uncredited)
John Walz ... musician: cello (uncredited)

Transportation Department

Edit
Steve Duncan ... transportation captain
James E. Foote ... transportation coordinator
John Hood ... transportation captain
Jimmy Levy ... transportation captain: New York
Julio Salazar ... production driver
Ronald Smith ... transportation captain: Seattle
Harry Ueshiro ... transportation captain: Hawaii

Other crew

Edit
Joe Catalfo ... first aid
Monica Di Meo ... caterer
Leslie Evers ... assistant: Mr. Rafelson (as Leslie Johnson)
Kimberly Felix ... production assistant
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Carol Fleischer ... production coordinator: Washington D.C.
Karen Hale Wookey ... script supervisor
Kate Hall ... production assistant
Rob Harris ... unit publicist
Mary Jane Nolan Kelly ... production coordinator: New York
Stephen Kern ... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Harry Kohoyda Jr. ... auditor
Marilyn La Salandra ... assistant: Mr. Schneider
Judy Lane ... production secretary: Hawaii
Marcial Lopez ... underwater unit: Hawaii
Flory Lovings ... assistant: Ms. Winger
Richard Muh ... underwater unit: Hawaii
Patty Raya ... production coordinator
Valerie Ross ... production secretary: Seattle
Mark Stetson ... toy designer
J. Marc Strachan ... assistant: Mr. Rafelson
Terry Thompson ... underwater unit: Hawaii
Joanna Tsoukatis ... production assistant: New York
Gary Weddington ... assistant auditor
Jolene Wolff ... executive assistant: Mr. Rafelson
Pat Young ... assistant: Mr. Schneider
Pamela Clay ... stand-in: Debra Winger (uncredited)

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines She Mates and She kills. No Man Can Resist Her. Only One Woman Can Stop Her. See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Borgia (United States)
  • La veuve noire (France)
  • El caso de la viuda negra (Spain)
  • Almana Shohra (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • O Mistério da Viúva Negra (Brazil)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 102 min
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Box Office

Budget $10,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,426,831, 08 Feb 1987

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia Debra Winger was given the choice of the two roles in Black Widow (1987); she chose the role of the FBI agent, because she didn't understand the motivation as to why the Black Widow kills, so the title role went to Theresa Russell. See more »
Goofs Investigator in the last fifteen minutes of the movie refers to Jessica Bates as Jessica Barnes. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Black Widow/From the Hip/Light of Day/Dead of Winter (1987). See more »
Quotes Catherine Peterson: Mr. Shin, I'll tell you two things about me: I'm very rich. And I'm very wealthy.
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed