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Body Shots (1999)

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A tale of the mysterious, but necessary, mating ritual between men and women of today and everything they think about sex but are afraid to say.

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Michael Cristofer

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David McKenna

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Basile ... Bartender
Scott Burkholder ... Man in Bar
Liz Coke Liz Coke ... Girl #2
Allison Dunbar ... Girl #3
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Rick Hamilton
Edmund Genest Edmund Genest ... Sara's Dad (as Edmond Genest)
Adam Lieberman ... Burger Joint Cop (as Adam Gordon)
Mark Hicks ... Bodyguard
Larry Joshua ... Detective Richards
Elizabeth Liebel Elizabeth Liebel ... Mrs. Drofsky
Ron Livingston ... Trent
Marc Lynn Marc Lynn ... Disco Bartender
Jerry O'Connell ... Michael Penorisi
Lou Paget Lou Paget ... Oral Sex Instructor
Amanda Peet ... Jane Bannister
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Storyline

Four hip women get ready for Friday night in LA: they dress, talk about sex, and hit a bar before meeting four men at a rave. The men prepare by talking about sex and drinking. Rick and Jean, two attorneys, have set up the evening, connect at the club, and have a good time. The pairings of Shawn, Trent, Whitney and Emma are more serendipitous. But it's Mike and Sara's night that has serious repercussions: he's an NFL player, loud, swaggering; she's a party animal who drinks a lot early that evening. At 4 AM, she appears at Jean's, disheveled and bruised, saying Mike raped her. Arrested, he says he's innocent, and in flashbacks we see both sides of the story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

There are movies that define every decade... One night will change eight lives forever. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic sex-related dialogue, language, violence and scenes of alcohol abuse | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

New Line

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Jello Shots See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$488,342, 24 October 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$239,894, 9 January 2000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title was changed from "Jello Shots" to "Body Shots" because of threatened litigation on the part of Kraft Foods (owner of the "Jell-O" trademark). See more »

Quotes

Sara Olswang: I see a guy with a cute bum, I just want to bite it.
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Crazy Credits

Opening quote: "I'll go for a ride on your jelly roll. But I won't give you nothin' from my soul." --Anonymous See more »

Alternate Versions

Available on VHS/DVD in both R and unrated versions. (Unrated version runs 3 min. longer.) See more »

Connections

References Cleopatra Jones (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

UFO
Written by Mark Isham
Performed by Mark Isham
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Yes, it's pretentious, but also entertaining, sexy and funny.
23 April 2002 | by Car316See all my reviews

Yes, Body Shots is pretentious all the way, well done, but it's also entertaining, sexy and surprisingly funny. Ron Livingston is hilarious as Trent. There's also some highly steamy sex scenes. Overall, the movie never bored me, it's a perfect example of a guilty pleasure. *** (out of four)


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