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The Rich Man's Wife (1996)

A rich man's wife goes on a trip to a cabin with her husband. He's preoccupied with business and leaves early. A man she meets offers to kill her husband. He's crazy and she leaves. He later tracks down the couple.

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Amy Holden Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Josie Potenza
Peter Greene ... Cole Wilson
Clive Owen ... Jake Golden
Frankie Faison ... Detective Ron Lewis
Charles Hallahan ... Detective Dan Fredricks
Allan Rich ... Bill Adolphe
Clea Lewis ... Nora Golden
Christopher McDonald ... Tony Potenza
Loyda Ramos ... Grace
William Crossett William Crossett ... Cab Driver
Eddie Francis Eddie Francis ... Bartender
Lou DiMaggio ... Party Guest (as Lou Di Maggio)
Alexandra Hedison ... Party Guest
John Paragon ... Maitre D'
Marc Shelton ... Instateller Man
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Storyline

A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The stranger decides to turn her imagination into reality much to the wife's surprise. Written by Greg Mintz <GM.Augusta@worldnet.att.net>

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Someone Is Playing A Very Deadly Game... See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Spoiler: According to Cinematographer Haskell Wexler, after the test screening the ending was changed as "the bad guy at the end didn't die badly enough. As it was, Halle Berry shot the guy, bang, he died. When we redid the scene, she shot him, kicked him in the nuts, struck him with a hatchet so he fell back, shattering a car windscreen before hitting the ground, where we stabbed him with a high heel..." See more »

Goofs

When Tony is being stalked by Cole, Tony stops at an ATM. We see Cole's truck pass Tony's empty car, and there are no vehicles in the background. A few seconds later, we see the same shot of the empty car, but now, instead of being in front of Tony's car, where it should be, Cole's truck is parked in a parking lot in the background of the shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Detective Dan Fredricks: [removing woman's handcuffs] Have a seat. Now I want you to listen very carefully, Mrs. Potenza, alright? You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney, and to have the attorney present during questioning. If you so desire, and cannot afford one, an attorney will be provided for you without charge.
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Soundtracks

CHILL OUT (THINGS GONNA CHANGE)
Written by John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson
Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Pointblank Records/Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Terrific
26 December 2000 | by jyarzaSee all my reviews

Oh, I loved this movie from the beginning to the end. But especially the ending which is extremely surprising. The only flaw is that the main character is telling the story, but there are scenes that she can't tell because she wasn't there. Anyways, I give this movie a 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,132,151, 15 September 1996

Gross USA:

$8,543,587

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,543,587
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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