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Immortality (1998)

The Wisdom of Crocodiles (original title)
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Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to redeem him.

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Po-Chih Leong

Writer:

Paul Hoffman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Steven Grlscz
Elina Löwensohn ... Anne Levels
Timothy Spall ... Inspector Healey
Jack Davenport ... Sergeant Roche
Colin Salmon ... Martin
Hitler Wong Hitler Wong ... Noodles Chan
Kerry Fox ... Maria Vaughan
Stuart Bowman ... Car Crash Mechanic
C.J. December ... Car Crash Mechanic
Anastasia Hille ... Karen
Nicholas Lamont Nicholas Lamont ... Toll Bridge Attendant (as Nick Lamont)
Joseph O'Conor ... Mr. Nancarrow
Ashley Artus ... Gang Leader
Tom Wu ... Gang Member
Hon Ping Tang Hon Ping Tang ... Gang Member
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Storyline

Steven is multi-talented, handsome, and a expert seducer of women. He craves intimacy with women, literally cannot live without it, and is in search of the perfect woman. All of his relationships, however, end tragically. Eventually, he meets Anne, a strong woman who is different, better than the others. However, soon it becomes clear that this is a relationship that only one of them will survive. The title refers to a quote from Francis Bacon, who wrote about crocodiles, who shed tears when they devour their prey. Written by <clazsis@aol.com>

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Handsome. Seductive. Deadly.


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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Immortality See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,281, 16 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,404, 23 July 2000
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title is also known as the "The Wisdom Of Crocodiles". See more »

Goofs

When Steven is standing in the police lineup he has a bruise on the corner of his mouth. During his interrogation in the next scene, the bruise is gone. See more »

Quotes

[to inspector Healey]
Steven Grlscz: Well, next time you're following me, you can buy me a drink.
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Can this truly be classified as a "Vampire Movie"?
22 April 2001 | by bluff121See all my reviews

I will honestly tell you, my reason for renting this movie was because of the brilliant actor named Jude Law. After viewing this movie twice, (I do that with all films I find intriguing, for I am a closet critic at heart), I have decided that, The Wisdom of Crocodiles, is Jude Law's best acting performance yet.

He manages to pull off charm, sex appeal, mystery, intelligence, hope, hopelessness, agony, despair, defeat, and last but not least, innocence. Do I have your attention?

Now I ask myself, can this truly be classified as a "Vampire Movie"? And when we utter that word, vampire, we ultimately see blood, fangs, and darkness and we remember Anne Rice, for she is the truest tale-teller of these malicious creatures. No, that is not what the Wisdom of Crocodiles represents. It takes every story, every image, and every idea we have of vampires and puts them in an interesting and unique perspective of a modern day bloodsucker. It allows you to feel what its main character felt. The range of emotions is spectacular. And you, as well as the vampire, nearly forget to breathe.

If you have not yet seen this movie, rent it today. Rent it yesterday.

I give my strongest standing ovation to the writers, directors, producers and actors who painted this picture into a true stroke of genius. Thank you.


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