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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.


Brian Goodman


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





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)


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


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


Although the story takes place in Colorado, it's obvious the movie was filmed in a foreign country when the railroad locomotive appears.

Additionally, one of the highway signs is a foreign symbol. See more »


Jack: The storie's not good enough. I can help you.
[to Paul]
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Remake of Black Butterfly (2008) See more »

User Reviews

Great movie with a small cast - just 2 men !
28 May 2017 | by mike_bruntonSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed Black Butterfly, it was one of those movies that you kind of knew what was happening next, and then things turned out very differently. The 2 main characters were very well acted. I know a negative reviewer was saying alcoholics don't swig out of bottles, well as an alcoholic, I can tell you that was true to life, as was the early morning drinking, and blanking out and waking up in bed. The movie had a great location a secluded ranch style house and the tension was palpable almost from the start. I promise you, the ending was amazing and totally unexpected and a pleasant surprise. Overall a low budget movie which I enjoyed far more than Star Trek Beyond which cost $180 million dollars and which I refused to watch to the end. I am quite critical with movies, read my other reviews. This film is definitely worth viewing with pleasure and interest.

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Release Date:

26 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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