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Zandalee (1991)

Thierry's wife Zandalee married the poet, he once was. Taking over his dad's company in New Orleans gives him stress and impotence. Thierry meets his high school buddy Johnny at a bachelor party. The painter Johnny can satisfy Zandalee.

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Sam Pillsbury

Writer:

Mari Kornhauser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Johnny Collins
Judge Reinhold ... Thierry Martin
Erika Anderson ... Zandalee Martin
Joe Pantoliano ... Gerri
Viveca Lindfors ... Tatta
Aaron Neville ... Jack
Steve Buscemi ... OPP Man
Ian Abercrombie ... Louis Medina
Marisa Tomei ... Remy
Jo-El Sonnier Jo-El Sonnier ... Bartender
Newell Alexander ... Allen Calhoun
Blaise Delacroix Blaise Delacroix ... Pepe
Eliott Keener Eliott Keener ... Richard Norvo
Richard Greenberg ... Bachelor Man
John Cutler John Cutler ... Groom
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Storyline

Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair. But it isn't only the flames of their erotic affair that are fanned by the steamy heat of the deep New Orleans nights; hatred, desire and revenge stalk the lovers' with a relentless precision, and for Zandalee, the moment of truth arrives with a terrifying finality. Written by <alf@st.nepean.uws.edu.au>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sensuality, sexual dialogue, and language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Deseo salvaje See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed under the title "Adios, Thierry". See more »

Goofs

During the body painting scene you can see Zandalee's earrings even though in the love scene before her earrings are off. See more »

Quotes

OPP Man: It's like I always say, be careful what you want, you might just get it. Speak it once in the heart an amen, hallelujah, it's there. That's a religious heart-of-fact.
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Alternate Versions

Original NC-17-rated version was cut to receive an R rating. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Crackerjack 2: Hostage Train (2017) See more »

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J.P.'s T.C.B.'s
Performed by Giant Sand
Written by Howe Geib & John Convertine
Produced by Howe Geib & John Convertine
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beautifully shot, poorly cut
2 February 2006 | by btodorovSee all my reviews

The movie is not as bad as the overall rating shows. I presume too many people saw it on account of Nicholas Cage and got disappointed. The problem is that the drama does not develop in one direction. It ended as a banal story about adultery culminating in a theatrical suicide and an unconvincing tragedy. Cage (Johnny), the outsider, turned up to be the guiltiest of all. Yet, until the middle the movie had developed around Anderson (Zandalee) and at some point it looked as if the victim of the drama would be exactly Cage who fell desperately in love with beautiful Anderson while she was using him to overcome her frustrations with husband Thierry. That seemed to be the purpose of the two supporting characters: Tatta and the gay shop-attendant who were pushing her into adultery, so as to save her marriage. At some point, either when shooting or when cutting, the concept changed and the triangle lost everything even remotely intriguing.


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