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Black Butterfly (2017)

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A hot altercation followed by a gallant rescue gets a lonely screenwriter a front-row seat to a tense backwoods drama when he decides to take in an ex-con drifter. Now, he is bent on making his host a better man. Will this nightmare end?

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Brian Goodman

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Justin Stanley (screenplay by), Marc Frydman (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Paul
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Jack
Piper Perabo ... Laura
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... Lt Carcano
Brian Goodman ... Truck Driver / Agent Rothwell
Katie McGovern ... Nancy Barrows
Jake Daley Jake Daley ... AJ
Craig Peritz ... Sam
Randall Paul Randall Paul ... Mr. Owen (as Randall Richard Paul)
Cristina Moglia Cristina Moglia ... Mrs. Owen
Abel Ferrara ... Pat
Nicholas Aaron ... Delivery Man
Nathalie Rapti Gomez ... Julie
Joy Libardoni ... Waitress (as Gioia Libardoni)
Tracy Green Tracy Green ... Diner Manager (as Tracy Sherman Greene)
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Storyline

Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay-and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul's work and the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end.

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There is a reason you don't talk to strangers. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain | USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Borboleta Negra See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 112265 delivered on 27-6-2017. See more »

Goofs

First scene where Antonio Banderas drives his Jeep, however there aren't any keys in the ignition. See more »

Quotes

Laura: I have to admit I'm in awe, I've never known a writer before.
Paul: Well don't be, I don't know any either. I haven't written in a long time. My wife, she... left me. Anyway, listen, uhm, have dinner with me?
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Connections

Remake of Black Butterfly (2008) See more »

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Enjoyable to watch
3 September 2017 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Black Butterfly is a mystery/thriller. You feel that there are going to be twists so you try to figure out what the outcome will be. For once I had it right even though it wasn't necessarily obvious. My wife didn't see it coming. The story is far from perfect but it still remains a good movie to watch. The main characters are played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Antonio Banderas and they did a good job. Their complicity is what the movie makes it interesting to follow. And even if there were a couple faults in the story, not very big ones, Black Butterfly is a good movie for people who like this genre. It could have been better but than again I saw so much bad movies lately that I'm not going to be fussy about this one. Nicely shot, with good actors, and with an okay story with the necessary twists for a movie in this genre.


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