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Zandalee (1991)

Thierry's wife Zandalee married the poet, he once was. Taking over his dad's company in New Orleans gives him stress and impotence. Thierry meets his high school buddy Johnny at a bachelor party. The painter Johnny can satisfy Zandalee.

Director:

Sam Pillsbury

Writer:

Mari Kornhauser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Johnny Collins
Judge Reinhold ... Thierry Martin
Erika Anderson ... Zandalee Martin
Joe Pantoliano ... Gerri
Viveca Lindfors ... Tatta
Aaron Neville ... Jack
Steve Buscemi ... OPP Man
Ian Abercrombie ... Louis Medina
Marisa Tomei ... Remy
Jo-El Sonnier Jo-El Sonnier ... Bartender
Newell Alexander ... Allen Calhoun
Blaise Delacroix Blaise Delacroix ... Pepe
Eliott Keener Eliott Keener ... Richard Norvo
Richard Greenberg ... Bachelor Man
John Cutler John Cutler ... Groom
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Storyline

Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair. But it isn't only the flames of their erotic affair that are fanned by the steamy heat of the deep New Orleans nights; hatred, desire and revenge stalk the lovers' with a relentless precision, and for Zandalee, the moment of truth arrives with a terrifying finality. Written by <alf@st.nepean.uws.edu.au>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sensuality, sexual dialogue, and language. | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Deseo salvaje See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed under the title "Adios, Thierry". See more »

Goofs

During the body painting scene you can see Zandalee's earrings even though in the love scene before her earrings are off. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: I wanna shake you naked and eat you alive...
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Alternate Versions

Original NC-17-rated version was cut to receive an R rating. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Dial T for Misdialed Murder (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles At You)
Performed by Judge Reinhold
Written by Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin & Larry Shay
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It's way too hot in New Orleans!
22 October 1998 | by lib-4See all my reviews

There is a reason this went straight to video- the story is smarmy, Nick Cage plays Johnny in a sleazy way- sex in churches, and other scenes that border on tasteless(like the scene in the laundry room) taint this movie. Judge Reinhold as the cuckold is okay- but the movie itself with its themes of degradation and revenge are not well done. But it is a good film for trivia contests- because so few people saw it.


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