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Black Butterfly (2017)

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A hot altercation followed by a gallant rescue gets a lonely screenwriter a front-row seat to a tense backwoods drama when he decides to take in an ex-con drifter. Now, he is bent on making his host a better man. Will this nightmare end?

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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 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:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain | USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Butterfly See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$391,431
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Abel Ferrara (known for exploitation films such as 'Driller Killer' and 'Ms.45'), has a cameo as the store owner, Pat. See more »

Goofs

The missing persons sheet for Michelle Emerson which the Deputy shows Paul reads "If you have seen this boy" even though they're looking for a 46 year old woman. See more »

Quotes

Paul: I heard a woman scream. You didn't hear it?
Jack: You always tend to imagine the worst.
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Connections

Remake of Black Butterfly (2008) See more »

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A captivating story
25 August 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a reclusive writer, who gets into a fight in a diner. A stranger helps him out, therefore the writer offers the stranger a place to stay. Little does the writer know, things will go the wrong way, and he is soon taken prisoner in his own house.

"Black Butterfly" has a thrilling story. The tension and thrill is palpable, especially when the stranger becomes increasingly deranged. One hour into the film, there is a major twist that gets me lost for a moment, but after making sense of the twist, I find it quite clever. It is a thrilling and an enjoyable film.


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