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Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)

Three short stories come to the screen, each focused on a man and a woman. The first is set in the 1940s, the other two in the 1920s. In "The Man in a Brooks Brothers Suit," a businessman ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Beau Bridges ... Gerry Green
Felipe García Vélez ... Telegraph Operator (segment "Hills Like White Elephants")
Melanie Griffith ... Hadley
Dominic Hawksley Dominic Hawksley ... First Young Man
Louis Mahoney ... Train Attendant
Luis Maluenda Luis Maluenda ... Man with Donkey
Elizabeth McGovern ... Vicki
Philip O'Brien ... Vicki's Father
Molly Ringwald ... Kit
Liza Ross Liza Ross ... Gambling Woman
Kyra Sedgwick ... Arlene
Carmen Segarra Carmen Segarra ... Bar Maid
Peter Weller ... Hobie
James Woods ... Robert
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Three short stories come to the screen, each focused on a man and a woman. The first is set in the 1940s, the other two in the 1920s. In "The Man in a Brooks Brothers Suit," a businessman of about 40 plies a younger Leftist women with liquor aboard a train. They spend the night together, and he decides he's in love with her. She plays along. In "Dusk Before Fireworks," Kit, a youthful flapper, arrives at Hoby's classy flat intent on an evening of passion. A constantly ringing telephone interrupts each embrace. In "Hills Like White Elephants," a couple traveling in Spain discuss her pregnancy: he wants things to stay as they are, she sees that notion as a fiction. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1991 (Spain) See more »

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Verführerische Geschichten See more »

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Director Ken Russell's segment, "Fireworks Before Dusk", was re-cut and re-scored by the studio after filming finished. Russell refused to watch the released film. See more »

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Followed by Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (1991) See more »

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Melanie Shines
2 November 2003 | by earlynrSee all my reviews

"Hills Like White Elephants" is the best short of the set. Thick with tension and a tangible, though unspoken, sense of pervading hopelessness. Hadley is Melanie Griffith's most outstanding role. What Melanie communicates with just her eyes is amazing. As for James Woods, well, he plays a sleazy jerk of a guy as impeccably as ever. But, really, for those of you who think Melanie Griffith can't act, this short film will change your mind forever.


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