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

Paul hit the stroke on the typewriter 10 times instead of 9 while typing 'butterfly' near the end. See more »

Quotes

Jack: The storie's not good enough. I can help you.
[to Paul]
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Connections

Remake of Black Butterfly (2008) See more »

User Reviews

 
Should watch this !
27 May 2017 | by itaylor-50665See all my reviews

A real thriller. A definitely "must watch" film. Banderas is OK but overshadowed by Myers who puts in a great performance. The story itself takes a number of very surprising turns. Many times during the movie you think you have it all figured out, then BANG! I hope no reviewer gives spills the beans on it.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$391,431
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2.35 : 1
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