16 user 3 critic

Pretty When You Cry (2001)

A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.


Jack N. Green (as Jack Green)

On Disc

at Amazon


Learn more

More Like This 

Off the Map (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss.

Director: Campbell Scott
Stars: Valentina de Angelis, Joan Allen, Sam Elliott
Woman Undone (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Terri Hansen is discovered in the desert beside the blackened husk of her car which contains the charred corpse of her husband. When forensic evidence makes her out to be her husband's ... See full summary »

Director: Evelyn Purcell
Stars: Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid, Sam Elliott
Dog Watch (Video 1997)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A San Francisco, California detective (Sam Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his ... See full summary »

Director: John Langley
Stars: Sam Elliott, Esai Morales, Paul Sorvino
The Final Cut (1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A mysterious bomber is planting explosive devices in Seattle, Washington. Since their quality takes too big a toll amongst Seattle Police bomb experts, John Pierce, former head of the Bomb ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Christian
Stars: Sam Elliott, Charles Martin Smith, Kelly Benson
Avenger (TV Movie 2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A C.I.A. Agent steps in to stop a former Special Forces Operative on a for-hire mission that poses a global threat.

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Sam Elliott, Timothy Hutton, James Cromwell
You Know My Name (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fact-based biography of early film Producer and Director Bill Tilghman (Sam Elliott). Tilghman was a real-life cowboy, who rode with the Earps and faced down countless bad guys. When he ... See full summary »

Director: John Kent Harrison
Stars: Sam Elliott, Arliss Howard, Carolyn McCormick
Blue River (TV Movie 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The stormy relationship of a young teenage boy with his troubled older brother is told in an extended flashback segment bookended by what happens when the two meet again fifteen years later... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann
Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Nick Stahl, Neal McDonough
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two cowboys have their friendship tested when they fall for the same girl.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Billy Crudup, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Arquette
The Desperate Trail (Video 1994)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After years of suffering under her beating husband, Sarah decides to no longer take any humiliation or battery, and kills him. For that, Marshal Speakes, her father-in-law, sentences her to... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Pesce
Stars: Sam Elliott, Craig Sheffer, Linda Fiorentino
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1919, a cocky sophomore in the forest service has to learn life the hard way.

Director: John Kent Harrison
Stars: Sam Elliott, Jerry O'Connell, Ricky Jay
Shakedown (1988)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop.

Director: James Glickenhaus
Stars: Peter Weller, Sam Elliott, Richard Brooks
Texarkana (TV Movie 1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Beeban Kidron
Stars: Sam Elliott, Judith Ivey, Teri Polo


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Elliott ... Detective Lukas Black
Jamie Kennedy ... Albert Straka
Carlton Elizabeth ... Sara Carreni
Michael Cavalieri ... Frank Carreni
Lori Heuring ... Emily
Keith David ... Detective Charles Desett
Bridget Ellen Bridget Ellen ... Tina
Nick Swardson ... Shaun
Michael Philip Michael Philip ... Jim
Ancorneil Ancorneil ... Mrs. Shay
Karen Bailey Karen Bailey ... Marlene
Jonny Van Okur Jonny Van Okur ... Wayne
Ruta Lee ... Antique Store Patron
Robert Harvey ... Detective Tableau
Aaron Zuber Aaron Zuber ... Psychotic Criminal


A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Don't play with fire


Thriller | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


Official Sites:

Gebbia Entertainment





Release Date:

27 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Season's Greetings See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gebbia Entertainment See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


See full technical specs »

Did You Know?

Alternate Versions

The scene combining sex and violence earned the film an "NC-17" rating. The scene was trimmed and the film was re-rated "R". See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Watchable Film Noir thriller
28 December 2003 | by sol1218See all my reviews

*****SPOILERS***** Thinking that he left this dark event in his past behind him Albert Straka, Jamie Kennedy, couldn't have been more wrong. With a new start in life and being engaged to a caring and lovely girl Emily, Lorie Heuring, the last thing that Albert thought that would happen happened.

One morning two police detectives enter the antique shop where Albert is working and take him down to the police station for questioning for the murder of Frank Carreni, Michael Cavalieri, a person that Albert knew who now he would like to forget.

Frank's body was found at the bottom of a bridge outside the city. The police pathologist determined that he was murdered somewhere else and his body dumped there. Under questioning by Det.Lukas Black, Sam Elliott, Albert is handed a seasons greeting card that he sent to Frank's wife Sara, Carlton Elizabeth. What Albert wrote to her was a lot more personal that your average greeting card.

Albert not at all denying that he knew the Carreni's but he strangely seemed to be resigned to his fate, of being indited for Frank's murder.

It at first looked to the movie audience and even Det. Black who was interrogating him that even though he had no love for Frank he didn't have it in him to kill Frank or anyone else for that matter. Momentarily leaving the interrogation room to get a drink of water Albert overhears two policemen on the case saying that Sara killed herself by jumping off the same bridge, where her husband Frank was found, a few days later.

Albert quietly recounts the story about him and Sara and Frank and how he was in love and obsessed with Sara and how he resented and disliked Frank for how he abused her in his nightclub and at his home. Albert also talks about how he forced Sara to engage in all kinds of kinky sex that ironically in the end led to Frank's death. Albert recounts about that night when he got a frantic phone call from Sara that Frank was unconscious and possibly dead from one of those S&M sessions that he forced Sara to engage in. It was by answering that call from Sara that sealed Albert's fate in his going along with Sara's bazaar plan to make sure that Frank was really dead.

What Albert didn't know was that there was a lot more to what happened to Frank that night and it wasn't just Sara that had something to do with it. Film Noir thriller that is a lot deeper and darker then you would have first thought. Sam Elliott is very good as Det. Black who knows much more then what he lets Albert and the audience on to on what is really behind Frank Carreni's murder as well as his wife Sara's suicide and you seem to sense that as the movie slowly unwinds to it's surprising ending.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed