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Boxing Helena (1993) Poster

(1993)

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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.
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Madonna was originally going to play the lead. At that time, the project was titled "Boxing Hanna."
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Jennifer Lynch wrote the screenplay when she was 19 years old.
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Filmed in Atlanta attorney Ed Garland's 15,000 square foot mansion. The house also was used for portions of Driving Miss Daisy (1989).
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Ed Harris and John Malkovich were offered the lead role of Dr. Nick Cavanaugh. The role eventually went to Julian Sands.
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The composition of the movie's promotional poster is a recreation of figure artist Ruth Bernhard's 1962 photograph, "In the Box (Horizontal)." The original is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Actor Ho-Sung Pak is a fan of Sherilyn Fenn's performance in Boxing Helena (1993). She later appeared in his film Fist of the Warrior (2007).
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the film was never released theatrically in the UK when first released & went straight to video.
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Acrotomophilia is the phenomenon of sexual attraction to amputees, specifically to the stump.
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Film critic Barry Norman commented that Helena seemed to accept her fate far too peacefully.
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Ed Harris and John Malkovich were picks to play Dr. Nick Cavanaugh, but ultimately, the role went to Julian Sands.
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