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Original Sin (2001)

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A woman, along with her lover, plans to con a rich man by marrying him, earning his trust, and then running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she falls in love with him.

Director:

Michael Cristofer

Writers:

Cornell Woolrich (novel), Michael Cristofer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Luis Antonio Vargas
Angelina Jolie ... Julia Russell / Bonny Castle
Thomas Jane ... Billy / Walter Downs / Mephisto
Jack Thompson ... Alan Jordan
Gregory Itzin ... Colonel Worth
Allison Mackie ... Augusta Jordan
Joan Pringle ... Sara
Cordelia Richards Cordelia Richards ... Emily Russell
James Haven ... Faust - Stage
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Jorge Cortés (as Pedro Armendáriz)
Mario Iván Martínez ... Cuban Priest
Harry Porter Harry Porter ... Stage Manager
Fernando Torre Laphame Fernando Torre Laphame ... Wedding Priest (as Fernando Torre Lapham)
Shaula Vega ... Dressmaker Girl
Lisa Owen ... Margareta - Stage
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Storyline

When a man selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he would love her for what she is and not for her beauty. However, what she is is a con artist, prostitute, and actress, who teams with a fellow actor to steal money from men. What she does not expect is that she falls in love with her new husband and ultimately must decide between him and her sadistic former lover. Contains explicit sex including sadistic acts as Thomas Jane cuts Jolie's back with a knife as part of their lovemaking. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Sono ai no poison. Jinsei wo kuruwase, kokoro made hadaka ni suru [Japan] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Any qualms Melanie Griffith might have had about the explicit sex scenes between her husband Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie carrying on off-set were swiftly dealt a blow when Jolie eloped with her second husband Billy Bob Thornton halfway through the shoot. See more »

Goofs

When Vargas first meets Julia, we see her from his POV and the umbrella she carries is held high enough that he has the sun in his eyes and can't see her face. When we see him from Julia's left, the umbrella is lower and there's a shadow on his face. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Julia: You cannot walk away from love. That was the advertisement in a Baltimore newspaper. And that is how he found her.
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Alternate Versions

Approximately 4 minutes of sexually explicit material has been cut from cable showings, even on the late-night showings on non-commercial premium cable channels. Both R-rated and Unrated editions have been released on Region 1 DVD. The original theatrical release did contain explicit sex scenes, but as currently shown on cable, every time someone is about to go to bed with someone else, the scene fades out and returns to the same locale the next morning. In the original version, Julia's first sexual encounter with Luis is graphically shown, as is their encounter when he finds her in the hotel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Indie Sex: Censored (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Recuerdo
Composed by Ignacio Cervantes
Performed by Elias Barreiro, guitar
From CD: La Música de Cuba, Works for Guitar
Courtesy of ELAN Recordings
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Great acting, original story
3 February 2002 | by bushtone-1See all my reviews

Dispite the critics dislike of the film, I have to say that its problably the best dramatic flick I've seen this year. I especially

enjoyed the acting. I have to say it was beautifully directed and the screenwriter did an amazing job to hold all that together. Angelina's best film to date has to be this one. Antonio Banderas was just mindblowing. The set design was great. The movies topic on a mailbride's secret motives and a good intentioned man with a good mix in characters. I reccomend this to anyone in a start os a serious relationship.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | Mexico | USA

Language:

English | German | Japanese | Latin | Spanish

Release Date:

3 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dancing in the Dark See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,402,741, 5 August 2001

Gross USA:

$16,534,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,402,320
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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