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Siesta (1987)

Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few ... See full summary »

Director:

Mary Lambert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Barkin ... Claire
Gabriel Byrne ... Augustine
Julian Sands ... Kit
Isabella Rossellini ... Marie
Martin Sheen ... Del
Alexei Sayle ... Cabbie (as Alexy Syale)
Grace Jones ... Conchita
Jodie Foster ... Nancy
Anastassia Stakis Anastassia Stakis ... Desdra
Gary Cady Gary Cady ... Roger
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... Gary
Santiago Álvarez Santiago Álvarez ... Arturo (as Santiago Alvarez)
Daniel Martín ... Beaten Spaniard (as Daniel Martin)
Fabián Conde Fabián Conde ... Injured Spaniard (as Fabian Conde)
José María Cañete José María Cañete ... Ticket Agent #1 (as Pepe Canete)
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Storyline

Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't sure, and now she's wandering the Spanish streets without money or a clear memory. Written by Rob Hartill

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The time of day when mystery and passion become one.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сиеста See more »

Filming Locations:

Estudios Roma, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$700,000
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mary Lambert had also directed 'Madonna''s "La Isla Bonita" music video the same year in exactly the same city. The exteriors in the music video are identical to the ones in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Kit: WE all thought the show would be a success, but since it wasn't I hardly see how I should be responsible for the hotel bill... so why don't we go down into the bar... order some drinks on the room... and... think about it.
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Connections

Referenced in Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Filming the Horror (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything but You
Written by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman (as Wendy and Lisa)
Performed by Wendy and Lisa
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Marvelously Odd
1 July 2005 | by sgilbert524See all my reviews

This is a wacky, extreme, insane movie. When she isn't stalking around in a black leather jacket emblazoned with a bald eagle, Barkin is running madly through Spanish streets in a flaming red dress. She wants to sleep with Gabriel Byrne (who doesn't?), who's married to Isabella Rosselini, who wields a knife, while Julian Sands lowers his trousers for Jodie Foster, who kisses Ellen Barkin on the lips. There isn't much sensuality, but there are countless tragically, monumentally bad lines. This is a masterpiece of bad taste, kitsch, bad accents, etc. And Barkin is often naked, putting it in five star territory.

Did Ellen Barkin kill someone? Was Jodie Foster cloned from Myrna Loy? Who is the most beautiful man alive, Byrne or Sands? These and ten more profound questions are posed over the course of Mary Lambert's "Siesta."


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