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Curdled (1996)

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After getting interested in murder as a kid in Colombia, Gabriela now has a scrapbook on murders including clippings on "The Blue Blood Killer". While cleaning his latest murder scene in Miami, she comes across a clue missed by the cops.

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Reb Braddock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Baldwin ... Paul Guell
Angela Jones ... Gabriela
Bruce Ramsay ... Eduardo
Lois Chiles ... Katrina Brandt
Barry Corbin ... Lodger
Mel Gorham ... Elena
Daisy Fuentes ... Clara
Carmen López ... Lourdes
Vivienne Sendaydiego Vivienne Sendaydiego ... Eva
Caridad Ravelo Caridad Ravelo ... Joan
Sandra Thigpen ... Grace
Kelly Preston ... Kelly Hogue
Lupita Ferrer ... Marie Clement
Sabrina Profitt Sabrina Profitt ... Red Haired Waitress (as Sabrina Cowan)
Charley Tucker Charley Tucker ... San the Barback (as Charles J. Tucker)
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Storyline

Gabriella, a Colombian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with a post-murder cleaning service and during a Blue-Blood clean-up job, discovers evidence that police have overlooked. Written by Amy Searls <searls1@marshall.edu>

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And you thought your job sucked See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, and for brief language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sang-froid See more »

Filming Locations:

Coral Gables, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,294, 29 September 1996

Gross USA:

$49,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,620
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Though he didn't write the theme (as widely believed), and the music is not his usual style, Guns N' Roses guitar god Slash performs on the title theme. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, one of Paul's victims writes his name on a tile floor just before she dies. The penmanship changes from shaky and faint, to steady and thick. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Gabriela: Mommy, is this the house from Hansel and Gretel?
Young Gabriela's Mother: Yes, Gabriela.
Young Gabriela: Where's the witch?
[gunshots outside]
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER At the very end of the credits, after the copyright notice, there is a scene showing Gabriela driving a car, with Eduardo, playing the tape she recorded with Paul's voice saying her name after his death. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally, the film ended with a slow motion shot of geese flying south as the main character did a voice over but director Reb Braddock decided to save that for his next film, "When fun goes south with the geese." See more »

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Referenced in Video Buck: Las traducciones más mierdosas vol. 5 (2019) See more »

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Matador
Written by Flavio Cianciarulo
Performed by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
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The heads...do they talk?
7 December 2004 | by ThrownMuseSee all my reviews

In my opinion, this is one of the most underrated movies of the 90s, featuring one of my all-time favorite performances by the enchanting Angela Jones. It is based on a short made in 1991, about a childlike murder-obsessed Colombian-American who takes a job as a maid...who cleans up after violent murders. Apparently, Tarantino liked the short so much that he cast Jones in Pulp Fiction and produced a full length version of "Curdled" with Jones and William Baldwin (who is surprisingly great.) This is one of my favorite black comedies and easily the funniest serial killer thriller ever. Angela Jones lights up the screen with her animated facial expressions (think Audrey Tautou) and quirky delivery. Oh, and this movie features one of the best dance sequences in a movie (yes, even better than Britt Ekland's in "The Wicker Man"). The recently released DVD is a blessing and surprisingly chockful of extras (including the original short film) for a movie that is apparently so reviled. The worst thing I can say about "Curdled" is that Braddock didn't go on to make another film and Jones went on to do a freakin "Children of the Corn" sequel. Recommend to all fans of serial killer movies and dark comedies. My rating: 10/10


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