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Another Nine & a Half Weeks (1997)

Love in Paris (original title)
When John travels to Paris to attend an art sale hosted by his old flame, he begins a torrid affair with a gorgeous woman (Angie Everhart) who used to be her best friend. As the erotic ... See full summary »

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Anne Goursaud

Writers:

Elizabeth McNeill (characters), Mick Davis (as Michael Davis)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... John Gray
Agathe de La Fontaine Agathe de La Fontaine ... Claire
Angie Everhart ... Lea Calot
Steven Berkoff ... Vittorio DaSilva
Dougray Scott ... Charlie
Werner Schreyer Werner Schreyer ... Gilles
Faisal Attia Faisal Attia ... Drug Dealer #2
Philippe Beglia Philippe Beglia ... Hotel Raphael Doorman
Christin Amy Artner ... Kahidijah (as Christine Brandner)
Sandra Cervik ... Hotel Maid
Lana Clarkson ... Woman at Fashion Show
Cyrille Cohen Cyrille Cohen ... Auctioneer
Sophie Dolce Sophie Dolce ... Cafe Marly Hostess
Carolin Dichtl Carolin Dichtl ... Dominatrix
Andrea Eckert Andrea Eckert ... Celeste
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When John travels to Paris to attend an art sale hosted by his old flame, he begins a torrid affair with a gorgeous woman (Angie Everhart) who used to be her best friend. As the erotic tension between them builds, John finds himself drawn into a dangerous new obsession. Written by Lionsgate

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On the trail of an old love, he found a dangerous new obsession.

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Drama | Romance

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

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Country:

France | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Nine & a Half Weeks See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)
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Trivia

Originally planned to be a direct sequel to 9 1/2 Weeks, but was heavily rewritten when Kim Basinger declined to reprise the role of Elizabeth. See more »

Quotes

Beautiful Blonde: Who is Elizabeth?
John Gray: [exhales; no response]
Beautiful Blonde: Last night you called me Elizabeth.
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Connections

Follows 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Alive
Composed by John Wallace and William South
Publisher: J. Wallace published by Empire Music Ltd. and W. South
Published by International Media Holdings / Leosong Copyright Service Ltd. (PRS)
Performed by Heavy Shift
Courtesy of China Records and Discovery Records
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wouldn't be that bad if it weren't so damn dark!
6 March 1999 | by ScoopySee all my reviews

Let me start with the good points: the movie is on a high quality print, the art direction is lovely, the sets are sumptuous, the exteriors are shot in Paris and the French countryside (how bad can you screw that up)

And that's about it. The entire movie is shot in a corny blue lighting scheme, and most of the sets are also blue. Given the presence of such a beautiful woman, Miss Everhart, and given that she did some rare-for-her topless scenes, some clearer lighting might have been sexier.

Talk about a lack of Chemistry between leads. These two never seem to like each other at any time.

Rourke looks better suited to do a sequel to Angel Heart than 9 1/2 Weeks. He's aging ... gracelessly. He looks like a ventriloquist's dummy that recently had his hair refitted. Despite his physical appearance, Rourke gives it his best shot, and he's pretty effective as a man locked inside himself, tortured by past mistakes and chances never taken. This could have been very effective opposite Kate Blanchett or Emma Thompson or Gwyneth, but just seems to echo unnoticed off Everhart.

Miss Everhart is a presence. Unfortunately, sound developed before color, and there were never any silent color movies, which would have been perfect for her.

She has a magnificent physical aura, at 5'11", with the mane of hair, the supermodel looks, and the ability to fill out a sweater with extraordinary curves. But the girl went to the Royal Kathy Ireland Academy of Dramatic Arts. In terms of depth, she makes Pam Anderson seem like Soren Kirkegaard. She delivers every line with the chirpy intonations of a high school cheerleader. Surely there is more to her than this? What possessed someone to cast her in this role as a successful and powerful career woman?

Well, what else is there to say about a pseudo-arty piece of erotica that isn't erotic? Missing the right leads, and missing any chemistry between them ... what else could redeem the movie? Plot? You want plot? Maybe you should try to re-watch Sleuth instead of renting this movie.


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