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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 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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Loves a Killer. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

MGM

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,252,765, 2 September 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,868,099, 31 December 2001
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Michael Cristofer said in interviews and his commentary for the film how before sex scene between Luis and Julia was going to be filmed, Angelina Jolie told him that she will only film the scene if she was fully naked and without tapes or anything else to cover her up. Antonio Banderas also decided to do the scene fully naked after talking with them, and only Cristofer and maybe couple more crew members were involved in filming the scene.

However, this meant that lot of footage that was filmed for the scene couldn't be used in the film because it was just too graphic and explicit to show onscreen, Cristofer said how they couldn't include it even in the NC-17 unrated version of the film, which is why in all versions of the film sex scene has very obvious cuts which are covered with editing and fade outs in between the shots. This is also where entire rumor about how Jolie and Banderas had unsimulated sex started, which was said to be another reason for why the scene was cut down. Cristofer said how he still has copy of original cut of the film which amongst other deleted scenes also includes original uncut sex scene.

Till this day, this remains one of Jolie's several deleted or extended nude and sex scenes which were cut out from her earlier films and were never released. Some others include Hackers (1995) which can be even seen in trailer for the film, The Bone Collector (1999) where one of her deleted nude scenes included original introduction for her character in which she has sex with her boyfriend, and Pushing Tin (1999). See more »

Goofs

When the nun at Cardenas scoops water from the fountain, the cup barely touches the water. 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 »

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

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What the heck was that?!
25 May 2018 | by janerossljSee all my reviews

Omg, I have never watched anything so weird! Way to long romance scenes, along with how random the characters were. Antonio was one minute, so in love with Julia than he wanted to kill her. Literally. But when he had the chance, he was in love with her again?! Really?! Talk about a disappointment. I got half way through and had to turn it off. Not watching this crap. Not for anybody.


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