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Original Sin (11-Jul-2001)

Director: Michael Cristofer

Writer: Michael Cristofer

From novel: Waltz Into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich

Music: Terence Blanchard

Producers: Denise Di Novi; Kate Guinzburg; Carol Lees

Keywords: Erotic Thriller

Retelling of Mississippi Mermaid follows a wealthy man's self-destructive quest to win the heart of an impossibly attractive woman.

Remake of Mississippi Mermaid (1969). Wealthy coffee exporter Luis Antonio Vargas solicits a mail-order bride, "winning" the services of what appears to be a rather unremarkable American woman; the individual who meets Luis at the docks, named Julia Russell, ends up being quite a deal more attractive than advertised. Though Luis falls in love with his apparent bride-to-be at first sight, Julia happens to be nothing more than an elaborate con woman, one who must ultimately choose between the affections of her sadistic ex-lover and a victim she finds herself falling in legitimate love with.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Antonio Banderas
10-Aug-1960   Zorro
James Haven
11-May-1973   Brother of Angelina Jolie
Gregory Itzin
20-Apr-1948   President Charles Logan on 24
Thomas Jane
29-Jan-1969   The Sweetest Thing
Angelina Jolie
4-Jun-1975   Tomb Raider
Joan Pringle
2-Jun-1945   Sybil Buchanan on The White Shadow
Jack Thompson
31-Aug-1940   Sunday Too Far Away


Antonio Banderas   ...   Luis Antonio Vargas
Angelina Jolie   ...   Julia Russell / Bonny Castle
Thomas Jane   ...   Billy / Walter Downs / Mephisto
Jack Thompson   ...   Alan Jordan
Gregory Itzin   ...   Col. Worth
Allison Mackie   ...   Augusta Jordan
Joan Pringle   ...   Sara
Cordelia Richards   ...   Emily Russell
James Haven   ...   Faust (Stage)
Pedro Armendáriz   ...   Jorge Cortés
Mario Iván Martínez   ...   Cuban Priest
Harry Porter   ...   Stage Manager
Fernando Torre Lapham   ...   Wedding Priest
Shaula Vega   ...   Dressmaker Girl
Lisa Owen   ...   Margareta (Stage)
Daniel Martínez   ...   Rafael
Farnesio de Bernal   ...   Bank Clerk
Nitzi Arellano   ...   Prostitute
Roger Cudney   ...   Ship's Captain
Adrián Makala   ...   Ship's Waiter
Francis Laboriel   ...   Ship's Stewardess
Patricio Castillo   ...   French Dining Steward
Derek Rojo   ...   Bell Boy
Abraham Stavans   ...   Mr. Gutiérrez
Roberto Medina   ...   Card Player
Julian Sedgwick   ...   Card Player
Alejandro Corp   ...   Card Player
Alejandro Reza   ...   Train Station Man
Guy de Saint Cyr   ...   Chief Jailer
Julio Bracho   ...   Guard
George Belanger   ...   Gentleman in Morocco
Osami Kawano   ...   Gentleman in Morocco


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