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Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

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A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

Director:

Steven Soderbergh
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Spader ... Graham
Andie MacDowell ... Ann
Peter Gallagher ... John
Laura San Giacomo ... Cynthia
Ron Vawter ... Therapist
Steven Brill ... Barfly
Alexandra Root Alexandra Root ... Girl on Tape
Earl T. Taylor Earl T. Taylor ... Landlord
David Foil David Foil ... John's Colleague
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Storyline

Ann is married to John, who is having an affair with her sister Cynthia. Ann's a quiet type and unwilling to let herself go. When John's old friend, Graham, shows up, all their lives change. Graham likes to videotape interviews with women. Written by Rob Hartill

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex, Lies... See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,741,700
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Soderbergh was influenced by Carnal Knowledge (1971), Five Easy Pieces (1970) and The Last Picture Show (1971). See more »

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The view from John's office window is different at the end of the film See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ann: Garbage. All I've been thinking about all week is garbage. I mean, I just can't stop thinking about it.
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This film is dedicated to Ann Dollard 1956-1988 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Going Places: Sex, Lies and Videotape (1990) See more »

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Garbage
Written by Mark A. Mangini
Performed by Mark A. Mangini
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A bit underwhelming !!!
22 July 2017 | by avik-basu1889See all my reviews

On first viewing, I didn't really love it. There are aspects of it like the editing, James Spader's performance which though calm on the surface constantly hints at the darkness simmering beneath, some of the subtle camera work, etc. which I can admire. But overall I was somewhat underwhelmed. However my perception might change on subsequent viewings.


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