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The Rich Man's Wife (1996)

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 ... See full summary »

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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,538,318, 5 January 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 Josie and Cole are struggling in the tunnel at the park, Cole wrestles away Josie's revolver and fires it 3 times at some would-be rescuers. Josie gets away and runs to the end of the tunnel. Cole fires the gun at her another 7 times. A total of 10 shots from a revolver holding 6 bullets. See more »

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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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MY DREAM
Written by John Lee Hooker
Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Vee-Jay Ltd. Partnership
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Another not-so -merry widow...
7 October 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A story the average viewer has seen at least twenty times or more.The screenplay is almost entirely based on unexpected twists the last of which is so implausible only someone who has never seen HG Clouzot's "Les Diaboliques" will be surprised.

That said ,Halle Berry is a solid thespian and a very attractive woman,but here she screams to no avail.Peter Green tries and tries to be threatening and scary.Clive Owen does not seem to believe in his part.The cops don't either.Only Clea Lewis displays a sense of humor and is the only one on the screen to have plenty of go.

For a rainy day...Barely...


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