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Judas Kiss (1998)

A woman and her lover, who have made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big time by kidnapping a computer company owner and demanding $4 million ransom. The two ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carla Gugino ... Coco Chavez
Simon Baker ... Junior Armstrong (as Simon Baker-Denny)
Emma Thompson ... FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins
Alan Rickman ... Detective David Friedman
Gil Bellows ... Lizard Browning
Til Schweiger ... Ruben Rubenbauer
Hal Holbrook ... Senator Rupert Hornbeck
Philip Baker Hall ... Pobby Malavero
Joey Slotnick ... Walters
Greg Wise ... Ben Dyson
Lisa Eichhorn ... Mary-Ellen Floyd
Richard Riehle ... Security Guard
Beverly Hotsprings Beverly Hotsprings ... Space Vixen
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Chief Bleeker
Tom Hodges ... Jake
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A woman and her lover, who have made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big time by kidnapping a computer company owner and demanding $4 million ransom. The two hire a tech wizard and a muscle man, who amuses himself by playing Russian roulette. Things go awry during the kidnapping when a neighbor is killed, who turns out to be the wife of a powerful senator. As things develop, it turns out that the murder may not have been as accidental as it originally appeared. Slowly things unveil to not to be everything that was originally thought. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1999 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

El beso de Judas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The porn video seen at the beginning of the film continues to play on a monitor after the tape has been ejected. See more »

Quotes

Dave Friedman: I'm filled with contradictions, agent Hawkins. You'll see.
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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Tandem Jump
Written and Performed by Jonathan Richman
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Deserves a big screen !
7 June 1999 | by PhroggySee all my reviews

And it got it in France ! Why not in the rest of the world while the studios keep churning out expensive post-Grisham trash (Will anyone remember him as a fine writer, and not the most betrayed-by-the-screen author this side of Stephen King ?) this one has it all. Okay, the situations are not always original, has minor plot holes and it has a tendency to be too clever some (brief) times for its own sake, but it actually delivers and is obviously a work of love. I'd be curious to know what the budget was. AND. for once, this is not a cheap Tarantino copy ! (Well, film noir didn't started with Tarantino, you know.) Will it once again be saved by Europe, like John Dahl's movies were, so Mr Guttierez can make another one like this ? If you ever read this, Mr Guttierez, thank you and se


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