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Forever Mine (1999)

An affair between a cabana boy and the young wife of a sinister politician triggers a 16-year vendetta between the two men.

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Paul Schrader

Writer:

Paul Schrader
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Fiennes ... Manuel Esquema / Alan Riply
Ray Liotta ... Mark Brice
Gretchen Mol ... Ella Brice
Vincent Laresca ... Javier Cesti
Myk Watford ... Rick Martino
Lindsey Connell ... Stewardess
Sean Cw Johnson ... Randy (as Sean C W Johnson)
Shawn Proctor Shawn Proctor ... Cabana Boy
Russell Blackwell Russell Blackwell ... Business Associate
Jocelyn Snowdon Jocelyn Snowdon ... Young Associate's Companion
Kevi Katsuras Kevi Katsuras ... Julie, Six Year-old Girl
Shannon Lawson ... Emily, Julie's Mother
Ronald Knight ... Older Male Executive
Ginger King Ginger King ... Older Male's Companion
Ted Simonett Ted Simonett ... Mr. Galen
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Storyline

Two stories, 14 years apart, converge in a suburb of New York. Manuel Esquema, an international financier, whose face is badly scarred, is flying from Miami to help a New York politician negotiate a plea bargain with the Justice Department. Years before, this financier was a fresh-faced cabaña boy at a Miami Beach resort who fell in love with a young woman on holiday with her husband. The husband is now the pol, and he thinks he dispatched the cabaña boy long ago. What are Esquema's plans: revenge, mercy, or a complicated plan to seek again the woman's love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sombra de uma Vingança See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Filmed at Don Cesar Hotel in St Pete Beach Florida. See more »

Quotes

Manuel Esquema: Everything has a purpose. Everybody has a purpose. It is my purpose to be with Ella. Nothing can change that; not you, not the police, not the courts. It's just a fact. Like... like plants turning to the Sun, or death, or taxes.
Mark Brice: What is this gibberish? Are you crazy? Nobody talks like this. Make sense!
Manuel Esquema: People are afraid to say what they feel. Ella is afraid.
Mark Brice: I'm not afraid to say what I feel. There's two types of people in this world; assholes and pricks. You're an asshole. And I'm a prick. Do ...
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Crazy Credits

[prologue] "It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art". - Walter Pater. See more »

Connections

References Music from Another Room (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Carry On
Written by Danny Gill and Curtis Skelton (ASCAP)
Performed by Danny Gill and Curtis Skelton
Published by Red Engine Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Master Source
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The best comedy of the year!
10 January 2000 | by keenanchrisSee all my reviews

I watched this film at the Torun camerimage festival in Poland.The whole audience was in stitches, which would have been fine except this was supposed to be a romance. How a renowned scriptwriter like Paul Schrader managed to come up with such bunkum is unfathomable! Watching it reminded me of the scene in Singing in the Rain, where the audience is in uproar at the unsynchronised sound. The whole experience was surreal! I promise you, you won't see a bigger turkey than this all year - Ed Wood would have been proud of it!


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