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Blood and Wine (1996)

A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex
... Jason
... Gabriela
... Suzanne
... Victor
... Henry
... Dina
... Mike
John Seitz ... Frank
... Guard
... Todd
Marta Velasco ... Gabriela's Cousin
... Jeweller #1
... Artie (Fishing Ace)
John Hackett ... Gas Station Attendant
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Bob Rafelson has stated that this is the final part of an informal trilogy he started with "Five Easy Pieces" and continued with "The King Of Marvin Gardens". In the three, Nicholson has now played son, brother and father. In this one, Nicholson is a wealthy wine dealer who has distanced himself from his wife with his philandering and from his son with his negligence. After he steals a diamond necklace with the help of a safecracker partner, Victor, things start coming apart. His wife sets out to interrupt what she thinks is another one of his weekend dalliances, but is really his trip to pawn the jewels. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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There is no honour amongst thieves.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$420,993, 23 February 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,075,288, 30 March 1997
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Jack Nicholson's and Writer/Director Bob Rafelson's last film together, the first was Head in 1968. See more »

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After car flips over during car chase it is clearly dragged by a wire into the ditch. See more »

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Alex Gates: What is that, some sort of Latin concept, kill the one you love?
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Insufficient end to Bob Rafelson's trilogy
4 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Five Easy Pieces" is closed to one of the best movies ever made. I never finished watching "The King of Marvin Gardens" (It got too ponderous and uninteresting)and "Blood and Wine" is no improvement. Rafelson was much better off when he didn't get influenced from other directors and just stuck to what he did best like in F.E.P., which was about genuine characters facing genuine problems.

The characters in Blood and Wine are not realistic. They're a cliche. They weren't interesting enough to be sympathied with, even Stephen Dorff, who is supposed to be portrayed as the film's hero. Charmless, humorless, and overall bleak movie lacking any style or substance.


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