Two businessmen are hired to steal secrets from a rival, and decide to use a beautiful call girl to do so.

Director:

Abel Ferrara

Writers:

William Gibson (short story), Abel Ferrara (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Walken ... Fox
Willem Dafoe ... X
Asia Argento ... Sandii
Annabella Sciorra ... Madame Rosa
John Lurie ... Distinguished Man
Kimmy Suzuki ... Asian Girl #1 (as Naoko 'Kimmy' Suzuki)
Miou ... Asian Girl #2
Yoshitaka Amano ... Hiroshi
Gretchen Mol ... Hiroshi's Wife
Phil Neilson Phil Neilson ... The Welshman (as Phil Nielson)
Ken Kelsch Ken Kelsch ... The Expeditor
Andrew Fiscella ... Sex Show Man
Rachel Glass Rachel Glass ... Sex Show Woman #1
Roberta Orlandi ... Sex Show Woman #2 (as Roberta Orlan)
Erin Jermaine Serrano Erin Jermaine Serrano ... Sex Show Woman #3
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Storyline

Maas and Hosaka are two large Corporations in the future world. They are fighting to get control over the best minds of the world. The best is Hiroshi and at the moment he is working for the Maas Corporation. Fox has accepted an offer to persuade Hiroshi to go over to the Hosaka Corporation. Sandii is a little Italian girl from Japan and she should be the way to get to Hiroshi. X is the man who should train Sandii to break Hiroshi's Heart. But if X falls in love with Sandii? And if the Hosaka Corporation breaks the agreement? And if Sandii is not a little Italian girl? Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, including some sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Plans for an adaptation of William Gibson's short story were made as far back as 1989, with Kathryn Bigelow originally attached to direct. See more »

Goofs

In the brothel scene after the opening credits when Fox is watching Sandy, the microphone very clearly scrapes or bumps into something, as there is a very loud, scratchy sound that can be heard briefly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Distinguished Man: Come on, you know this better than anybody, right? There's a full-scale subterranean war being waged for every shred of information. And the corporate suits are killing each other off by the thousands each year. I mean it's like the holocaust in the 20th century. Everybody knows about it, and nobody says anything about it. And government is as culpable as any corporation.
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Poison Apple
Written by Maria Nicgorski (BMI)
Performed by The Boss Hookup
Published by Rose Releasing, Ltd.
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Hard to believe it's not better
13 March 2004 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

It's hard to believe that a movie directed by Abel Ferrara based on a story by William Gibson and starring Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe and Asia Argento would be anything less than great, but this movie is just OK. It has a lot of moody atmosphere. Asia A., the lovely Eurobabe who is supposedly ogre-ish horror-meister Dario Argento's daughter (I, for one, won't believe it until I see the blood tests), spends most of the movie in various states of undress (unfortunately, so does Dafoe). Walken is great as always. But literally nothing happens. It's all atmosphere, eerie music, and occasional bursts of softcore groping. Neither Ferrara's visuals, Walken's acting presence, or Argento's tatooed nether regions can ultimately carry a film so totally devoid of conventional plot, suspense, or action. Not a bad film, just a disappointing one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Italian | English | German | Japanese

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

New Rose Hotel See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,147, 3 October 1999

Gross USA:

$21,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,521
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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