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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.

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Sam Pillsbury

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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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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

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the May 1991 Premiere Movie Magazine story on Zandalee. - Originally Cage's character was supposed to paint Zandalee with red paint, but after watching the love scene prior to this scene, it was decided that a more tender side of the relationship be shown, so he painted Zandalee using light blue and yellow. 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

Thierry Martin: If you compromise your honor you lose everything and God help you then.
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Alternate Versions

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

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"Not the best . . .but . . .
11 January 2002 | by drstrang-3See all my reviews

"Not the best . . .but . . . Reviewer: A viewer from edison, nj USA For those of us who cherish the steamy city of New Orleans, Zandalee captures the steaminess while transcending its shortcomings.

Rehinhold could have made more of an effort to exhibit a more tragic figure - and could have made an attempt at maintaining ANY accent. Cage is satan personified. More than a bit melodramatic in many scenes, good cameo appearances by Marissa Tomei, Joe Pantoliano (pricesless cross-dresser!) and Steve Buscemi (playing Steve Buscemi) add to the memorable scenes and memorable/quotable dialogue: ("I'm your reality check" "Its a heartifact" "A little decorum!".

Its worth the 3 bucks to rent of the $15 to buy it. Nice steamy, sexy movie. Not the greatest . . . but . . .


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