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Black Butterfly (2017)

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A reclusive screenwriter takes in a lonely drifter, who is determined to repay his kindness by helping him finish his story.

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Brian Goodman

Writers:

Justin Stanley (screenplay by), Marc Frydman (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Paul
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Jack
Piper Perabo ... Laura
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 »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was based on the 2008 French film "Papillon Noir". See more »

Goofs

The missing persons sheet for Michelle Emerson which the Deputy shows Paul reads "If you have seen this boy" even though they're looking for a 46 year old woman. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Thanks for breakfast.
Jack: I noticed this door has to be reframed.
Paul: You don't have to fix anything.
Jack: Well I want to. Deal?
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Connections

Remake of Black Butterfly (2008) See more »

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Great Suspense Film
21 June 2017 | by dongillette1See all my reviews

This was a really great, suspenseful film and I was very surprised I hadn't heard about it someplace. Weird how they'll spend all this dough on a movie and not publicize it at all. Antonio Banderas was amazingly powerful and showed a good range of skills. Jonathan Rhys Meyers was also very good, but a little ham-handed in the way he played the psycho. How do play a psycho overboard? Not sure, but he managed it. The atmosphere managed to be both claustrophobic AND cinematic at the same time thanks to the closeness of the cabin and the isolated surroundings. The location was beautiful, the story was believable, and it kept my attention for the entire 90 minutes which is becoming more and more difficult with the junk Hollywood's been putting out lately. I'd give this a solid 8 out of 10, this year especially.


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Release Date:

26 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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$391,431
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