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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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Lead Us Into Temptation See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

As reported by E! Online on December 2000, sex scene between Luis and Julia was originally 20 minutes long, but was heavily edited before being put into film, due to original scene being too much like soft-core porn. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: Lassie Jerky (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Spanish Dance, No. 2
Composed by Enric Granados
Performed by Monika and Jürgen Rost
Courtesy of LaserLight Digital
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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A Different Type of Romance
20 December 2003 | by pamsmovies2See all my reviews

I liked this movie. Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas made a beautiful-looking couple. This was a great movie for husbands and wives to see together because it was filled with drama, action and romance. I have never seen a movie combine all three this way. It's a movie that both men and women could enjoy. Angelina Jolie is beautiful, and her wardrobe was very elegant.


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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

Gross USA:

$16,534,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,402,320
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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