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Original Sin (2001)

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A woman, along with her lover, plans to con a rich man by marrying him, earning his trust, and then running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she falls in love with him.

Director:

Michael Cristofer

Writers:

Cornell Woolrich (novel), Michael Cristofer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Luis Antonio Vargas
Angelina Jolie ... Julia Russell / Bonny Castle
Thomas Jane ... Billy / Walter Downs / Mephisto
Jack Thompson ... Alan Jordan
Gregory Itzin ... Colonel Worth
Allison Mackie ... Augusta Jordan
Joan Pringle ... Sara
Cordelia Richards Cordelia Richards ... Emily Russell
James Haven ... Faust - Stage
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Jorge Cortés (as Pedro Armendáriz)
Mario Iván Martínez ... Cuban Priest
Harry Porter Harry Porter ... Stage Manager
Fernando Torre Laphame Fernando Torre Laphame ... Wedding Priest (as Fernando Torre Lapham)
Shaula Vega ... Dressmaker Girl
Lisa Owen ... Margareta - Stage
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Storyline

When a man selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he would love her for what she is and not for her beauty. However, what she is is a con artist, prostitute, and actress, who teams with a fellow actor to steal money from men. What she does not expect is that she falls in love with her new husband and ultimately must decide between him and her sadistic former lover. Contains explicit sex including sadistic acts as Thomas Jane cuts Jolie's back with a knife as part of their lovemaking. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Obsession. Lies. Desire. Lust... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Michelle Pfeiffer's production company had originally purchased the rights to the novel, with the intention that Pfeiffer herself would star. However, the actress opted to simply serve as producer on the film. See more »

Goofs

When Julia leans over her (presumed dead) accomplice, the camera films her from behind and her pearl earrings are revealed as "ear wires". Those were a cheap 2000's invention. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Julia: You cannot walk away from love. That was the advertisement in a Baltimore newspaper. And that is how he found her.
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Alternate Versions

As reported by E! Online on December 2000, sex scene between Luis and Julia was originally 20 minutes long, but was heavily edited before being put into film, due to original scene being too much like soft-core porn. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Faces of Schlock (2005) See more »

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Great acting, original story
3 February 2002 | by bushtone-1See all my reviews

Dispite the critics dislike of the film, I have to say that its problably the best dramatic flick I've seen this year. I especially

enjoyed the acting. I have to say it was beautifully directed and the screenwriter did an amazing job to hold all that together. Angelina's best film to date has to be this one. Antonio Banderas was just mindblowing. The set design was great. The movies topic on a mailbride's secret motives and a good intentioned man with a good mix in characters. I reccomend this to anyone in a start os a serious relationship.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

English | German | Japanese | Latin | Spanish

Release Date:

3 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dancing in the Dark See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,402,741, 5 August 2001

Gross USA:

$16,534,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,402,320
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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