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The Knife (1991)

A Grande Arte (original title)
An American photographer in Rio de Janeiro becomes involved in the world of "knife culture" when he sets out to find the killer of one of his models.

Director:

Walter Salles (as Walter Salles Jr.)

Writers:

Rubem Fonseca, Rubem Fonseca (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Coyote ... Peter Mandrake
Tchéky Karyo ... Hermes (as Tcheky Karyo)
Amanda Pays ... Mariet
Raul Cortez Raul Cortez ... Lima Prado
Giulia Gam Giulia Gam ... Gisela
Paulo José Paulo José ... Detective
Eduardo Conde Eduardo Conde ... Roberto Mitry
René Ruiz René Ruiz ... José Zakkai - Iron Nose (as Rene Ruiz)
Tonico Pereira Tonico Pereira ... Rafael
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Camilo Fuentes (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)
Cássia Kis Cássia Kis ... Mercedes (as Cassia Kiss)
Iza Do Eirado Iza Do Eirado ... Zélia
Tony Tornado Tony Tornado ... Iron Nose's Bodyguard
Eduardo Waddington Eduardo Waddington ... Knife Dealer
Alvaro Freire Alvaro Freire ... Evilásio - Mitry's Butler (as Álvaro Freire)
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Storyline

An American photographer in Rio de Janeiro becomes involved in the world of "knife culture" when he sets out to find the killer of one of his models. Written by Cornel Ormsby <LionInOil@aol.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence, and for language and sensuality. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Brazil | USA

Language:

English | Portuguese | Spanish

Release Date:

14 November 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Exposure See more »

Filming Locations:

Andes, Bolivia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$356,825
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First collaboration between Walter Salles and Tchéky Karyo. They later worked in Foreign Land (1995). See more »

Goofs

The knife dealer says the Applegate-Fairbairn knife is used by British commandos. Actually the knife is a redesign of the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife that was widely used in WWII, the Applegate-Fairbairn wasn't issued to any armed forces to this day. See more »

Quotes

Peter Mandrake: All my life, I've been looking for something... different.
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Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut by 19 seconds for an '18' rating. See more »

Connections

References Cul-De-Sac (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto For Cello, Strings and Continuo in E Minor
Written by Antonio Vivaldi (as A. Vivaldi)
Performed by Pierre Fournier (cello and Lucerne Festival Strings)
Conducted by R. Baumgartner
Courtesy of Polygram Records
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want to find those knives!
18 February 2005 | by risingson-2See all my reviews

I viewed this movie a few years ago and was impressed by the training scenes, however, I have always wondered where to get knives like the ones featured in the film, I cannot for the life of me remember their names even. Any help would be appreciated. I am a budding knife collector and follower of the art of knife fighting, I just wish there were more of it in the film. Anyone know of similar flicks out there I could check out? This is my first time ever submitting anything to this site and can't wait to start talking movies with people, they are after all, one of my greatest passions. Another reason for me to like this movie I guess is that I am in school to become a professional photographer!


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