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The Business of Strangers (2001)

Two businesswomen bond and reveal their inner natures while getting carried away on a revenge attack against an accused rapist.

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Patrick Stettner

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stockard Channing ... Julie Styron
Julia Stiles ... Paula Murphy
Frederick Weller ... Nick Harris
Mary Testa ... Receptionist
Jack Hallett Jack Hallett ... Mr. Fostwick
Marcus Giamatti ... Robert
Buddy Fitzpatrick ... Waiter
Salem Ludwig Salem Ludwig ... Man at Pool
Shelagh Ratner Shelagh Ratner ... Airport Announcer
Tony Devon ... Bartender
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Storyline

A dark thriller about a successful businesswoman and her young assistant who toy with a slow-witted businessman while stuck at an airport hotel. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

IFC Films | MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Negócio entre Estranhos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,821, 9 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,028,337, 21 April 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (DuArt)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the opening scene in the airport as the camera moves in through the passengers toward Julia Stiles from behind, the camera approaches from behind the left shoulder of a stranger and hits him hard enough that his head first snaps hard to the right, then bounces back to the left into the frame again just before he moves out of the camera's view. See more »

Quotes

Julie: Nobody ends up being what they really want - it's part of life. It's called growing up.
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Solid acting
18 August 2002 | by rosscinemaSee all my reviews

Stockard Channing has always been a terrific actress and her excellent performance comes as no surprise but Julia Stiles is also very good thanks to a thought provoking script. I've always had my suspicions about Stiles and here she shows she also has some good "Stuff". I hope she gets offered more films like this instead of the teenage fare where all that is needed is attitude. As good as Stiles is its still Channing's film. Youth cannot overcome experience, not here anyway.


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