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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Luis Antonio Vargas
... Julia Russell / Bonny Castle
... Billy / Walter Downs / Mephisto
... Alan Jordan
... Colonel Worth
... Augusta Jordan
... Sara
Cordelia Richards ... Emily Russell
... Faust - Stage
... Jorge Cortés (as Pedro Armendáriz)
... Cuban Priest
Harry Porter ... Stage Manager
Fernando Torre Laphame ... Wedding Priest (as Fernando Torre Lapham)
... 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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Loves a Killer. See more »


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

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3 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dancing in the Dark  »

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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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Trivia

The title was changed to avoid confusion with Dancer in the Dark (2000). See more »

Goofs

The level of the coffee in the cups drops while Bonny is carrying them to Luis. 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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Referenced in Indie Sex: Censored (2007) See more »

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Belly Dancing World
Music by Setrak Sarkissian
Produced by Peter Bahlawanian
Courtesy of Pe-Ko World Music
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Surprisingly Good
2 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised at this film. Thinking it was more or less about Jolie's T&A, it actually had a decent plot with some twists and turns running throughout. I liked this film a lot. Her character had many levels that you didn't see coming. It seemed like a one dimensional character as most temptresses are, but Jolie was nothing of the sort. She attacked the role with her usual vigor and gave life to what could have been a meaningless character. Banderas was a little overdone I think, but it kinda makes sense with the lines he was given. Being all obsessed with his wife like that can make you seem overly dramatic. I'd recommend it.


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