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Judas Kiss (1998)

A couple and two hired hands kidnap a business owner for a four million dollar ransom. A woman is killed. Collateral damage? The F.B.I. gets involved.


Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay), Sebastian Gutierrez (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Carla Gugino ... Coco Chavez
Simon Baker ... Junior Armstrong (as Simon Baker-Denny)
Emma Thompson ... FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins
Alan Rickman ... Detective David Friedman
Gil Bellows ... Lizard Browning
Til Schweiger ... Ruben Rubenbauer
Hal Holbrook ... Senator Rupert Hornbeck
Philip Baker Hall ... Pobby Malavero
Joey Slotnick ... Walters
Greg Wise ... Ben Dyson
Lisa Eichhorn ... Mary-Ellen Floyd
Richard Riehle ... Security Guard
Beverly Hotsprings Beverly Hotsprings ... Space Vixen
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Chief Bleeker
Tom Hodges ... Jake


A woman and her lover, who have made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big time by kidnapping a computer company owner and demanding four million dollar ransom. The two hire a tech wizard and a muscle man, who amuses himself by playing Russian roulette. Things go awry during the kidnapping when a neighbor is killed, who turns out to be the wife of a powerful Senator. As things develop, it turns out that the murder may not have been as accidental as it originally appeared. Slowly, things unveil to not to be everything that was originally thought. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The porn video seen at the beginning of the film continues to play on a monitor after the tape has been ejected. See more »


Dave Friedman: I'm filled with contradictions, agent Hawkins. You'll see.
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References Peter Pan (1953) See more »


Just Like Heaven
Written by Robert Smith, Laurence Tolhurst, Simon Gallup, Boris Williams and Porl Thompson
Performed by The Cure
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Hard To FInd But Worth it
16 April 2007 | by quickasSee all my reviews

Came across this film recently after so long hearing about it. It is an excellent not pretentious movie for people who loves film noir literature and films. Not "camp" but humorous.

GREAT CAST! From the magnificent Carla Gugino and Emma Thompson to German superstar Til Schweiger, this movie is a feast for the eyes. Alan Rickman is very funny as the antagonist of gang. Would love to see spin off movie with this character and Emma Thompson solving cases and arguments between them all the time (much like Tracy and Hepburn, etc.)

Intelligent story, nice twists and scope photography (don't watch unless it is scope because compositions are very rich).

Sexy sexy sexy and very fun time.

Best use of Just Like Heaven by The Cure ever (must see to believe!)


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Release Date:

23 April 1999 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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