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Gabriella, a Colombian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with ... See full summary »

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Reb Braddock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Baldwin ... Paul Guell
Angela Jones ... Gabriela
Bruce Ramsay ... Eduardo
Lois Chiles ... Katrina Brandt
Barry Corbin ... Lodger
Mel Gorham ... Elena
Daisy Fuentes ... Clara
Carmen López ... Lourdes
Vivienne Sendaydiego Vivienne Sendaydiego ... Eva
Caridad Ravelo Caridad Ravelo ... Joan
Sandra Thigpen ... Grace
Kelly Preston ... Kelly Hogue
Lupita Ferrer Lupita Ferrer ... Marie Clement
Sabrina Profitt ... Red Haired Waitress (as Sabrina Cowan)
Charley Tucker Charley Tucker ... San the Barback (as Charles J. Tucker)
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Gabriella, a Colombian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with a post-murder cleaning service and during a Blue-Blood clean-up job, discovers evidence that police have overlooked. Written by Amy Searls <searls1@marshall.edu>

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After the killer kills, after the living are dead, somebody has to clean up the mess. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, and for brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sang-froid See more »

Filming Locations:

Coral Gables, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,309,723 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$49,620
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The Gecko brothers from From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) are depicted as fugitives on a crime TV show spotlighting the "Blue Blood Killer". See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, one of Paul's victims writes his name on a tile floor just before she dies. The penmanship changes from shaky and faint, to steady and thick. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Gabriela: Mommy, is this the house from Hansel and Gretel?
Young Gabriela's Mother: Yes, Gabriela.
Young Gabriela: Where's the witch?
[gunshots outside]
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER At the very end of the credits, after the copyright notice, there is a scene showing Gabriela driving a car, with Eduardo, playing the tape she recorded with Paul's voice saying her name after his death. See more »

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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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OBSESSION
Performed by Slash and Marta Sanchez
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Cool movie, could've been better, but very cool.
14 June 1999 | by EmptyLeoSee all my reviews

One of my favorite scenes in Pulp Fiction was the one with Butch and Esmeralda Villalobos, the cab ride. Not many people I watched it with, and most of you maybe, didn't really care for it. More than half of the scene didn't make the final cut. I thought it was intriguing, this woman wants to know "what it would feel like to kill a man."

Imagine my surprise when I turned on this movie, CURDLED; starring Esmeralda herself, Angela Jones. Her character, Gabriela is fixated on murders. She keeps scrapbooks of newsclippings and the likes. Then she joins a crime scene clean-up crew. Only she aint too bothered that much with the actual cleaning up. Instead she savors the thought that 'this is where the killing actually happened, right here.'

What miffed me was that I found out that Tarantino was the Exec Producer, but he didn't help out with any of the writing. (IMDb only credits him with the news reports) There were a few scenes he could have spruced up, I'm sure, especially at the cleaning crew's home base. There were a few blahh moments. I also wondered if he could've been ballsy enough to keep Angela Jones as the same character as in Pulp Fiction, instead of the ditzy not-all-there Gabriela. But I guess this was a Reb Braddock vehicle. I see this started out as a short of his. Billy Baldwin is also very good in this.

I give this a 7 or an 8, I'm not sure which I'll choose just yet. It's really a solid 7.5 on IMDb's 1-10 scale.

Definitely check this movie out.


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