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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:

$2,309,723 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$49,620
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This movie has three connections to Quentin Tarantino. 1. references From Dusk Till Dawn which he wrote and co-starred 2. it was done by his production company and 3. the star of this movie Angela Jones played the cab driver in his Oscar winning independent film pulp fiction, that helps butch make his getaway and who is morbidly fascinated by killing a man Esmerelda Villalobos. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

OBSESSION
Performed by Slash and Marta Sanchez
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Latin music, chewing gum and a glimpse of Tarantino - nice!
30 July 2004 | by pingutyyppiSee all my reviews

It's surprisingly hard to make fun about serious subjects, like murder. Curdled succeeds in it: it's a hilarious film about a girl obsessed with murder, with a nicely twisted vision of the world. Yes, it has it's faults, but there are some irresistibly funny moments in it as well.

Jones does an excellent job in this black comedy, it really is a shame we haven't heard more of her. Even Baldwin fits in his role! The soundtrack is spicy and quite excellent. Braddock has extended this from a short film, and unfortunately it shows in some places. A few scenes feel, well, boring, and dialogue isn't as sharp as it could be.

Tarantino is often linked to this film, although he was only the producer and wrote a very little piece of script. However, there are connections to his movies in Curdled and they are fun to catch.

My score: 3/5


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