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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.

Director:

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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She wants it all... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to an interview with screenwriter Steve Barancik in Creative Screenwriting, ITC Entertainment executives thought The Last Seduction (1994) would be a typical "Skin-e-max" movie popular on premium cable channels. One executive was upset when he viewed a scene in which Linda Fiorentino wore only a pair of suspenders instead of being completely topless. When viewing the dailies of the scene, the executive asked, "Are we making an art movie?!" He demanded that the scene be cut and made the principal cast and crew pledge that they had no "artistic pretensions." See more »

Goofs

The ruffled look of Bridget's hair throughout her love scene with Mike is inconsistent. 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

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

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Soft Touch
Written by Greg Wright
Performed by Joseph Kubek
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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User Reviews

 
An eye opener for men!
16 April 2006 | by newfiesailorSee all my reviews

First things first. I know that this movie is about a femme fatale who preys on men using her sexuality and manipulation, so I don't expect her to be a good girl. But this woman just gets away with too much. The men are just witless pawns to whatever game she plays, even a street smart PI. The scene in her jeep is just laughable. The film would have definitely benefited from a worthy adversary chasing her down. I could imagine a scene with Denis Farina as a cop putting a good scare in Fiorentino's character in the smoky bar.

All that said, the movie is finely acted and finely done. It hits some right notes on small town values and the way people treat each other compared to city-folk. The way the seen it all bartender treats Fiorentino's character near the start says it all. Peter Berg is great as the naive, small town boy with big dreams who is looking for a way out. But this is Linda Fiorentino's film and she absolutely sizzles as the cold hearted, manipulative, scheming predatory bitch. She is unattainable, sexy and smart, causing men to rise to the challenge, thereby allowing her to play the dominant role. To all you guys who think that they are in charge in their relationship, watch this film and beware!

I also enjoyed the ending. It does not fall into the usual Hollywood cliché of bad people getting their just due. A scary film for all single guys looking for Mrs. Right.


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