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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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Dolby | Dolby SR

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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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Tidal Wave
Composed by Minnie Driver, Ivor Guest, Adam Holden and Atticus Ross
Publisher: Westbury Music, Ltd. (PRS) and Copyright Control
Performed by Bomb the Bass (as Bomb The Bass) featuring Minnie Driver
Courtesy of Island Records, licensed by the kind permission of the Polygram Commercial Marketing Division
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Not as terrible as most have made it out to be.
4 January 2007 | by htbtSee all my reviews

First off I LOVED the original 9 1/2 weeks, let me remind you that this film was previously close to 3 hours long and very faithful to the book (at least that is what I have read) apparently test audiences felt it was too disturbing so the director, Adrien Lyne was forced to cut A lot of parts. this is why the film looks disjointed - if you haven't noticed, the editing was pretty bad. I even read the Mickey Rourke had wanted Lyne to stick to his guns and let the film stay faithful to the book.

if you haven't read the book yet.. PICK IT up - its by far the best erotic novel I've ever read, its short and to the point.. apparently it is based on a true story - so it intrigues me even more.

back to my review on this sequel, lets face it folks most sequels are always bad.. its hard to make a great sequel period. when I first heard that there is a sequel to this film I was in shock - I felt that they should leave the story alone. but many of us who have watched the original have often wondered what became of the two protagonist... this sequel takes us there.

the biggest turn off was Angie Everhart's acting... yes she is gorgeous (not as gorgeous as Kim Basinger in my opinion) but looks only go so far - she was merely eye candy, watching her scenes was painful.

Mickey was great as the tortured John. I agree with another reviewer that the filmmakers made a wise choice to start the sequel where the original left off. I'm sure others would have liked john to move on - but that sometimes isn't reality. In theory the story was good, it just wasn't executed that well.

I really felt deeply sad for him and the fact that he could not be with the one woman he loved - even when confronted with gorgeous women - its just not the same chemistry as he had with liz. I like the fact that elizabeth liked the games John played without having to tell him directly - she was almost like a child - which John liked. whereas lea wanted john to play with her sooo bad - it seemed pathetic.

anywho.. the acting on everhearts part made the film bad for me... overall the film wasn't that bad. I think most audiences are use to the typical films which Hollywood feeds us with, this one was different. It was extremely sad and painful - a love story so intense and so amazing, one in which its main protagonist has to move on with his life knowing that he will never be with the love of his life ever again.


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