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Dance with the Devil (1997)

Perdita Durango (original title)
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A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple.

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Barry Gifford (novel), Barry Gifford (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosie Perez ... Perdita Durango
Javier Bardem ... Romeo
Harley Cross ... Duane
Aimee Graham ... Estelle
James Gandolfini ... Dumas
Screamin' Jay Hawkins Screamin' Jay Hawkins ... Adolfo
Demián Bichir ... Catalina (as Demian Bichir)
Carlos Bardem ... Reggie
Santiago Segura ... Shorty Dee
Harry Porter Harry Porter ... Ford
Carlos Arau Carlos Arau ... Phillips
Don Stroud ... Santos
Alex Cox ... Doyle
Miguel Galván Miguel Galván ... Doug
Regina Orozco Regina Orozco ... Lilly
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Storyline

Rough girl Perdita and her demonic lover Romeo Dolorosa need humans to sacrifice following Romeo's religion before he can go on a mission ordered by mob boss Santos. They kidnap teen sweethearts Duane and Estelle and travel with them to Las-Vegas. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including rape, sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Mexico | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

31 October 1997 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance with the Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

€4,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Bigas Luna was due to direct the film, Madonna, Javier Bardem and Dennis Hopper were his first choices to play Perdita, Romeo and Woody Dumas. Madonna deserted the project and Victoria Abril was supposed to replace her as Perdita, alongside Johnny Depp as Romeo and Ray Liotta as Dumas. Then Luna abandoned the production and Álex de la Iglesia was set to direct with the definitive cast: Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem and James Gandolfini. See more »

Goofs

Shadow of the dolly and cameraman during the scene in the airplane junkyard. See more »

Quotes

[while mounting tied up Duane on a chair and raping him]
Perdita Durango: How many times have you done this, Duane?
Duane: [mumbles] Ha?
Perdita Durango: How many times? Ten? Five? Fuck, once? Shit... so how was it?
Duane: I'll never forget it.
[a flashback is shown of a buxom overweight girl laughing maniacally while mounting Duane on a bed]
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Alternate Versions

The original Spanish version, presented by the director at the 1998 Fantasy Film Festival 1998 in Munich, runs 10 minutes longer and features more sex and violence. See more »

Connections

Features The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Lonely
Copyright by Jalacy Hawkins, Robbins Music Corp. Ltd.
Publishing authorized in Spain to Ego Musical S.A.
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User Reviews

Good stuff!
13 June 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Perdita Durango"(1997)made by Alex de la Iglesia is a perfect mix of sex and violence.The film is well-made and interesting-the action is fast and there is plenty of nasty violence on display.The acting is very good-Rosie Perez shines as a rough Perdita and Javier Bardem is equally memorable as her companion Romeo.There are also some moments of black humour which make the film easier to watch.All in all I enjoyed "Perdita Durango" and you should too,if you're a fan of Iglesia's works.However I still think that "Accion Mutante" and "The Day of the Beast" are better movies.My rating:7/10.


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