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A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.

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Dr. Nick Cavanaugh
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Helena
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Ray O'Malley
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Dr. Alan Harrison
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Dr. Lawrence Augustine
Betsy Clark ...
Anne Garrett
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Fantasy Lover / Nurse
Meg Register ...
Marion Cavanaugh
Bryan Smith ...
Russell
Marla Levine ...
Patricia
Kim Lentz ...
Nurse Diane
Lloyd T. Williams ...
Sam the Clerk
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Pastor
Erik Shoaff ...
Uncle Charlie
Lisa Oz ...
Flower Shop Girl
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Mailman
Adele K. Schaeffer ...
Flashback Party Woman #1
Amy Levin ...
Flashback Party Woman #2
Matt Berry ...
Young Nick Cavanaugh
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Laura (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jennifer Lynch ... (as Jennifer Chambers Lynch)

Written by

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Philippe Caland ... (story)
 
Jennifer Lynch ... (screenplay) (as Jennifer Chambers Lynch)

Produced by

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Brigitte Caland ... associate producer
Philippe Caland ... producer
Carl Mazzocone ... producer
James R. Schaeffer ... executive producer
Laurel Ayn Selko ... associate producer
Larry Sugar ... executive producer

Music by

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Graeme Revell

Cinematography by

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Bojan Bazelli
Frank Byers ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Finfer

Editorial Department

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David Bryden ... color timer (as Dave Bryden)
David Finfer ... post-production coordinator
Kristin R. Green ... post-production assistant
Phyllis Housen ... assistant editor
Syd Klinge ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Ferne Cassel

Production Design by

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Paul Huggins

Art Direction by

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Paul Huggins

Set Decoration by

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Sharon Braunstein

Makeup Department

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Candida Conery ... hair stylist
Jillian Glass ... additional hair stylist
Bill Johnson ... prosthetics designer: Helena (as Bill 'Splat' Johnson)
Nina Port ... makeup artist
Meredith Soupios ... additional makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marcei A. Brown ... second assistant director (as Marcei Brubaker)
Rhonda Guthrie ... second second assistant director
Josh King ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Linda Kay Beckstein ... set dresser
John Courtney ... construction foreman
Tom Cranham ... illustrator: Los Angeles
Mary Kate Edmonstone ... draper
Rex Farmer ... swing gang
Amanda J. Flick ... lead scenic artist
John Gaughan ... designer: Helena's box
Donald Gilmer Jr. ... carpenter
Michael Gough ... leadman
Barry Grafton ... assistant carpenter
Mary Lou Harmon ... scenic artist
Christopher Horner ... visual consultant: Los Angeles (as Chris Horner)
Jon Hutman ... visual consultant: Los Angeles
Lynn A. Johanson ... paint gang boss
Steven Kerlagon ... head scenic
George A. Lee ... assistant property master (as George Lee)
Tripp Norton ... swing gang
David Pruett ... carpenter
Mel Ramsey ... swing gang
Erich W. Schultz ... construction coordinator: Los Angeles (as Erich Schultz)
Katherine 'Kat' Speers ... scenic artist
Ken Taber ... construction coordinator
Melanie Wester ... property buyer
Richard Blake Wester ... property master
Karen Young ... on-set dresser
Ruffin Moye ... greensman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Eric Baron ... boom operator
Martin J. Bram ... dialogue editor
Peter Brancaccio ... assistant sound editor
G.W. Brown ... adr supervisor
John Brunnick ... sound engineer
Betty Burkhart ... assistant sound editor
Bayard Carey ... sound mixer (as J. Bayard Carey)
Dane A. Davis ... supervising sound editor
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer
Kurt Nicholas Forshager ... foley editor (as Kurt N. Forshager)
Tommy Goodwin ... foley mixer
Tom Hammond ... foley editor
Catherine Harper ... foley artist (as Catherine A. Harper)
David Jobe ... adr recordist
Robin Johnston ... loader
Kini Kay ... sound effects editor
Ossama Khuluki ... foley artist
Kimberly Ellen Lowe ... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Brion Paccassi ... sound recordist
Ken S. Polk ... re-recording mixer
Brian Slack ... sound consultant: Ultra Stereo
Robert Thirlwell ... re-recording mixer
Todd Toon ... sound effects editor
Tami Treadwell ... foley recordist (as Tami Treadwil)
Daniel W. Victor Jr. ... consultant: Ultra Stereo
Lisa K. Wolf ... assistant sound editor (as Lisa Wolf)

Special Effects by

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Lisa Reynolds ... special effects crew (uncredited)

Stunts

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J.L. Parker ... stunt driver
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... stunt coordinator (as Lonnie Smith)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Denise Bailie ... second assistant camera
Tom Barrett ... best boy grip
Stephen Crowley ... electrician
Eddie Evans ... key grip
Steven Fierberg ... director of photography: additional photography
Ian Forsyth ... electrician
Jeff Funderburk ... electrician
Brian Gunter ... gaffer
Jimmy E. Jensen ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Jimmy Jensen)
Scott Jolliff ... electrician (as Scott Joliff)
Ruth Leltman ... still photographer
Tully McCulloch ... best boy electric
Charles Moss ... camera intern
Chris Rawlins Jr. ... grip (as Chris Rawlins)
Scott Andrew Ressler ... first assistant camera: additional photography (as Scott Ressler)
Scott Satterfield ... best boy grip
C. Ashley Sudge ... dolly grip (as Ashley Sudge)
Don Telles ... grip (as Don 'Geronimo' Telles)
David Trenkle ... video playback
Rick Tschudin ... first assistant camera: additional photography

Casting Department

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Kimberly Smith Holt ... extras casting / location casting
Joann Smith ... extras casting / location casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charlotte Barfield ... costumer
Patsy Chaney ... wardrobe supervisor
Vanessa Molina ... costumer
Fannie Schubert ... seamstress

Location Management

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Mwitu Bezout ... location assistant
Jamal Henry ... location manager
Syd Klinge ... location projectionist

Music Department

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Peter Afterman ... music supervisor
Dick Bernstein ... music editor
Scott Cochran ... music engineer
Bobbi Page ... female vocalist
Elizabeth Wendel ... associate music supervisor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Gail Hunter ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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John Allen ... driver
Dennis Collis ... driver
Stu Dodge ... driver
Mike Fletcher ... driver
Marshall Hovies ... driver
Rob 'Huck' Hovis ... driver (as Rob Hovis)
Gary Kelso ... driver
Robert Nall ... driver
Cindy Parker ... transportation coordinator
J.L. Parker ... transportation captain
Janet Parker ... driver
D.L. 'Pete' Peterson ... driver (as Dennis Peterson)
Roy Rogers ... driver

Other crew

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Nellie Adami ... intern (as Danelle Adami)
Brenda Armstrong ... caterer
Elliot Blake ... production assistant
Philippe Caland ... presenter
Corrina Campbell ... production assistant
Aaron Chepenik ... intern
Dawn Darfus ... production accountant
Richard B.L. Fleming ... coordinator: Los Angeles / post-production accountant
Denise Kaczmarczyk ... assistant production coordinator
Jill Kaminski ... craft service
David R. Kappes ... production consultant (as David Kappes)
Sonya Lunsford ... assistant accountant
Travis Morris ... stand-in
Huck Penzell ... title designer: main title
Michele Shapiro ... intern
Amy Stevens ... production coordinator
James Teel ... intern
Mira Tweti ... director of publicity
Carolyn Wickliffe ... production assistant
Davidlee Willson ... intern
Senia Phillips ... animal trainer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Norman Bielowicz ... the producer wishes to thank: Georgia Film and Videotape Office (as Norm Bielowicz)
Mark Burg ... the producer wishes to thank
Cliff Calvert ... the producer wishes to thank: Maddix Deluxe, Inc.
Cynthia Campos-Greenberg ... the producer wishes to thank
Lynn Foster ... the producer wishes to thank: Georgia Film and Videotape Office
George Freeman ... the producer wishes to thank
Tom Hansen ... the producer wishes to thank
Ed Harris ... the producer wishes to thank
J.J. Harris ... the producer wishes to thank
Jay Moloney ... the producer wishes to thank
Gene Parseghian ... the producer wishes to thank
Michael Phillips ... the producer wishes to thank: Maddix Deluxe, Inc.
Michael C. Smith ... the producer wishes to thank: Atlanta Police Department
Brian Swardstrom ... the producer wishes to thank
Greg Torre ... the producer wishes to thank: Georgia Film and Videotape Office
Kurt Wagner ... the producer wishes to thank: partial artwork provided by
George Walden ... the producer wishes to thank: Albert G. Ruben and Company, Inc.
Mikki Warner ... the producer wishes to thank: partial artwork provided by
Belle L. Zwerdling ... the producer wishes to thank (as Belle Zwerdling)
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Plot Summary

A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once ditched him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but an horrific accident leaves her at his mercy. The plot is bizarre and perhaps sick at times, ending abruptly and with a twist. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines Beyond love, beyond obsession, there hides something beyond reason. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Boxing Hanna (United States)
  • Boxing Helena - Manchmal ist Liebe ein Gefängnis (Germany)
  • Mi obsesión por Helena (Spain)
  • Encaixotando Helena (Brazil)
  • Helena iz skatljice (Slovenia)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $787,724, 06 Sep 1993

Did You Know?

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Trivia Kim Basinger pulled out of the title role, and was successfully sued for $9 million for violation of a verbal contract. The award was overturned on appeal, and the case was settled out of court. See more »
Goofs The main character has an English accent, even though neither of his parents (both of whom are heard speaking) do, the story takes place in America, and it is implied that he grew up there as well. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Blue Chips/Midnight Cowboy/Reality Bites/The Critic/The Scent of Green Papaya (1994). See more »
Soundtracks YOU'RE NOBODY 'TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU See more »
Quotes Helena: A woman is something soft; something warm when you feel her. When she's naked. When she's touched. Discovered. You see that things happen inside of her. She opens up. Sometimes a woman is sad. Sometimes she's angry. Helpless. Beautiful. Sometimes she's strong. She's still only that one woman. Talk to her - in deep whispers. Tell her what you're doing, what you see. Move slowly. Tell her you're inside of her. Tell her how it feels. Touch her. Use your tongue. Your breath. When she's about to come, she'll grab for you. But don't let her come. Make her wait. Tease her. Play with her. Make her feel. She may touch herself. She's so sensitive now. You can't be afraid. Take her. Take her.
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