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Love Crimes (1992)

A tough female district attorney is investigating a man who picks out women from public places by posing as a famous photographer, then takes pictures of them, then pushes on their ... See full summary »

Director:

Lizzie Borden

Writers:

Allan Moyle (story), Allan Moyle (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Young ... Dana Greenway
Patrick Bergin ... David Hanover
Arnetia Walker ... Maria Johnson
James Read ... Stanton Gray
Ron Orbach ... Det. Eugene Tully
Fern Dorsey Fern Dorsey ... Colleen Dells
Tina Hightower Tina Hightower ... Anne Winslow
Donna Biscoe ... Hannah
Danielle Shuman Danielle Shuman ... 6-Year-Old Dana Greenway
David Shuman David Shuman ... Lou-Jay Greenway
Rebecca Wackler ... Cecilia
Jill Jane Clements ... Lizbeth
Roe Sabordo Roe Sabordo ... Tamiko
Sarah Bork Sarah Bork ... Clarice Greenway
Dianne Butler Dianne Butler ... Kelly Andrews
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Storyline

A tough female district attorney is investigating a man who picks out women from public places by posing as a famous photographer, then takes pictures of them, then pushes on their submissive tendencies and takes advantage of them physically and financially. The trouble is that none of these women want to press charges, because they feel fulfilled in some way by their encounter. The DA arranges to meet him and finds herself in a similar situation as the other victims, and has to come to grips with her own submissive desires. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He's a master of seduction. Every woman's fantasy. Every woman's nightmare. In order to trap him, a female district attorney will have to make the ultimate sacrifice. Herself.

Genres:

Romance | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more »

Goofs

When Dana lunges at David with the knife, she's wearing a short-sleeved shirt, yet a previous shot reveals that she wore a long-sleeved shirt while holding the knife. See more »

Quotes

David Hanover: You know, there are fish in the North Atlantic, a species of ray, that have genitals just like that of a woman's. It's a well known fact that sailors and fisherman often have sex with them. What do you think of that?
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Alternate Versions

In the longer, "unrated" version of "Love Crimes" available on video, there are three key scenes that were deleted from the theatrical release. In one, David Hanover (Patrick Bergin) tells Dana Greenway (Sean Young) of a rare type of large fish that many sailors have sex with; in the second, David gives Dana a good spanking, thus forcing her to regress to a submissive little-girl state; and in the third, with Dana fully submitting, he gives her a sudsy bath. In the theatrical version, only a portion of the bathtub scene remains, but it is censored to make it appear that Dana is taking her own bath, rather than being dominated by David. See more »


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Simple Gifts
Traditional
Performed by Sean Young and Danielle Shuman
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awkward erotic fiction
1 February 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Atlanta D.A. Dana Greenway (Sean Young) takes risks in a sting putting her investigator Hannah on the line. Colleen Dells comes to her complaining about David Hanover (Patrick Bergin). He pretends to be a well-known famous photographer and scared her into posing nude even having sex. A second victim comes with a similar story except this time he took her car. Dana's boyfriend/superior Stanton Gray suggests perversity could be more conviction worthy than the actual crime. With no one willing to file charges, Dana tracks down Hanover in Savannah putting herself in the position of his next victim.

Sean Young gels back her hair so hard that it looks like it hurts. It's an overly overt visual cue to denote a hard cold female lawyer. This movie is caught between a salacious sexploitation B-movie and a serious take on the reality of rape. It makes this very awkward and unappealing. It tries to go into some dark murky psychological space but it feels more like a melodrama. I don't know what exactly her plan was going to his place. It seems very close to entrapment. It would have worked so much better if he could pick her up from the bar or the photo lab. The movie feels awkward in many places. Following Hannah tracking down Dana is not compelling. The movie should have ended after Dana gets out of imprisonment. The drama can't go any higher and the last section runs too long. Director Lizzie Borden has made mostly erotic fiction and this doesn't have the best production value.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Crimes See more »

Filming Locations:

Irving, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,157,370, 26 January 1992

Gross USA:

$2,287,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,287,928
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Miramax)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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