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Judas Kiss (1998)

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 $4 million ransom. The two ... See full summary »

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Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay), Sebastian Gutierrez (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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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 $4 million 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

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1999 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

El beso de Judas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 14 mins) Delivery truck used after kidnapping is changed on the way. Company logo, body color, the horizontal line on the side and shape of fenders all differ. See more »

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Ruben Rubenbauer: I've never quit nothing... unless you count school, but that wasn't my fault.
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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Intelligence with pace
7 October 2000 | by Lary9See all my reviews

Thirty pieces of silver and a kiss for luck. This one was another totally unexpected gem. Usually, I'm not even a suspense/thriller fan. This satisfying 100 minutes has more twists than a boardwalk pretzel. It has titillating erotic romance, reminiscent of "Body Heat" in more ways than one; it has cops and crime; political intrigue and just a dash of daytime soap. It has just the right touch of gritty violence that any professional "by-the-numbers" crime job must employ. Emma Thompson, (FBI AIC), delivers her role with grace and humor and gets my vote for best fake southern accent by a Limey. Alan Rickman, (local cop), who always seems to steal the show, is excellent but not overbearing. They work well as a pair. Lots of plot misdirection that never gets out of control and gets coherently reconnected at film's end. And who is this awesome woman, Carla Gugino? I want her to bear my children. Carla, if you're out there, let's do lunch


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