A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.

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John Dahl

Writer:

Steve Barancik
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Fiorentino ... Bridget Gregory
Bill Pullman ... Clay Gregory
Michael Raysses Michael Raysses ... Phone Sales Rep.
Zack Phifer Zack Phifer ... Gas Station Attendant
Peter Berg ... Mike Swale
Brien Varady ... Chris
Dean Norris ... Shep
Donna W. Scott ... Stacy (as Donna Wilson)
Mik Scriba ... Ray
J.T. Walsh ... Frank Griffith
Erik-Anders Nilsson ... Beston Passerby #1
Patricia R. Caprio Patricia R. Caprio ... Beston Passerby #2
Herb Mitchell ... Bob Trotter
Bill Nunn ... Harlan
Renee Rogers Renee Rogers ... Receptionist
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Storyline

Bridget Gregory has a lot going for her: she's beautiful, she's intelligent, she's married to a doctor. But all of this isn't enough, as her husband Clay finds out. After she persuaded him to sell medicinal cocaine to some drugdealers, she takes off with the money, almost a million dollars, and goes undercover in a mid-American smalltown. Because Clay has to pay off a loan shark who'll otherwise damage him severely, he keeps sending detectives after her, trying to retrieve the money. When Bridget meets Mike Swale, a naive local who is blinded by her beauty and directness, she devises an elaborate, almost diabolical scheme to get rid of Clay once and for all. Written by Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

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Most People Have a Dark Side. She Had Nothing Else. See more »


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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 89686 delivered on 26 August 1994. See more »

Goofs

Just before Bridget sees the fuel gauge is empty, she is smoking. After cutting to the close-up of the gauge and then back to Bridget, her cigarette has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Mike Swale: You really her husband...?
Clay Gregory: Who'd she say I was?
Mike Swale: Foreclosure lawyer.
Clay Gregory: And you believed that?
Mike Swale: It says so on the mailbox.
Clay Gregory: You're crazy.
Mike Swale: It does, it says "Cahill" on the mailbox.
Clay Gregory: Find one other thing in here that... . ooh, ooh.
[scrambles to his feet]
Clay Gregory: She's here. She's in New York.
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Alternate Versions

An extended version re-adds approximately 25 minutes of deleted scenes. However, the scenes are lower resolution, have had no post production, and even include on-screen timecode, interfering with the flow and tone. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Last Seduction: The Art of Seduction (2006) See more »

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Poison Kiss
Written by Charlie Terrell (as C.A. Terrell)
Performed by Charlie Terrell (as C.A. Terrell)
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One of my favorite movies
8 October 2002 | by whereverSee all my reviews

I love this film. It's an absolute breath of fresh air. Those who can't deal with the "immorality" of this film are drunk on Hollywood happy-ending sap and are blind to the realities of human nature. Guess what, in real life, more often than not, the bad guys don't get punished. If movies about the white hats winning in the end make you feel better about the reality of what usually happens in life, more power to you.

How many times have we cheered on a bad guy despite ourselves, even though we know he's bad, just because he's so charming and sexy? Why not the same of a woman? She's evil, she's manipulative, she gets what she wants. I love it. Would I want to meet someone like this in real life? Of course not. Do I find her behavior acceptable? Of course not, it's absolutely reprehensible. But this is a movie, it's entertainment, and the world is already full of bad-guys-get-it-in-the-end fantasies, orgies of violence that are only excused by the fact that the person being destroyed is a "bad guy" - why can't I relish in a fantasy of a brilliant and amoral woman triumphing over the stupid and trusting (and yes, people can really be that stupid, even smart people.) We want to believe in the essential goodness of mankind, but unfortunately, in the real world as in this movie, villains often capitalize on that need to believe for their own benefit.

Linda Fiorentino is absolutely amazing in this movie, I really wish she would get more work, her talents are completely underutilized. Sexy, smart, and in control. Bill Pullman is his usual wonderful self, and there are many other excellent supporting performances from the likes of J.T. Walsh (RIP) and Peter Berg.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buffalo Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,058, 30 October 1994

Gross USA:

$5,842,603

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,842,603
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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