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Black Butterfly (2017)

R | | Thriller | 26 May 2017 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Brian Goodman

Writers:

Justin Stanley (screenplay by), Marc Frydman (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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A killer story with a twist. See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The black butterfly is seen in many different parts of the world as a symbol of misfortune or an omen of death. See more »

Goofs

The tattoos on Jack's arms change sides. When the delivery man arrives at the house and Jack sits on the stairs the two stripes framing the elbow are on the left arm, two minutes later up in the bathroom they are on the right arm. See more »

Quotes

Jack: You're finally starting to show some imagination.
[to Paul]
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Connections

Remake of Black Butterfly (2008) See more »

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Not as good as the original
4 June 2017 | by fgpinarliSee all my reviews

This the remake of the French movie "Papillon Noir" directed by Christian Faure at 2008. The story is nearly the same except, an additional scene just at the end, which is a disappointment because it make the film much more simple. I recommend the original French one, especially if you are familiar with the language.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$391,431
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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