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The Last Seduction (1994)

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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
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 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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She wants it all... See more »


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

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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:

Irvington, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,138,485
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Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original title of the script was Buffalo Girls. It was changed to avoid confusion with the Larry McMurtry novel/film of the same name. 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: I'm trying to figure out whether you're a total fucking bitch or not.
Bridget Gregory: I am a total fucking bitch.
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Connections

Referenced in Castle: The Last Seduction (2015) See more »

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Groove Me
Written by The ElderGreens
Performed by The ElderGreens
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Almost great modern film noir
16 August 2003 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

An incredibly amoral and very sexy woman (Linda Fiorentino) is on the lam from her husband (Bill Pullman) after stealing thousands of dollars from him. She travels to a small town and gets involved with a sweet, innocent man (Peter Berg)...but he's just her next victim.

There's a lot more to it but I won't give it away. The plot is intricate with many twists and turns. The dialogue sounds like it came from a 1940s noir (updated with swearing) but this isn't anything like those movies. This movie has graphic sex scenes and incredibly cruel acts that they could never get away with back then. It also has good acting by Berg and Pullman (who is very obviously enjoying himself). There's also good direction by John Dahl and an excellent score by Joseph Vitarelli which totally fits the tone of the film. But it's Fiorentino's show all the way--she's on screen almost all the time and her performance is superb. She's sexy and evil and actually enjoys using people--notice how she laughs after a few evil acts. Too bad this film premiered on cable--if it were a theatrical film first she would have been up for Best Actress.

Only two quibbles--at 110 minutes the nonstop evil and cruelty wears you down and I didn't buy a few things that happened at the climax. They seemed really unlikely and spoiled things a little. But those are minor complaints.

This is a good, evil film noir--well worth catching.


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