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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?

Director:

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
Gioia Libardoni ... Waitress
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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Country:

Spain | USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Borboleta Negra See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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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 vehicle Paul is driving at the beginning of the movie can be seen with no keys in the ignition and with keys in the ignition in several different positions at different times while he is driving. See more »

Quotes

Paul: [looking at Jack's tattoo] And what is that?
Jack: Black butterfly, I had it done in prison.
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Connections

Remake of Black Butterfly (2008) See more »

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Almost there but not quite yet
3 November 2017 | by waywardrouteSee all my reviews

~ starts out flat, with almost no character development, lots of dialog but no real interaction between them and their actions, becomes boring and predictable at a certain point; then it hits you, and for 2 minutes it becomes a great f*****g movie only to mess up everything in the end and give you the cheapest solution possible.


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