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Original Sin (2001)

A woman along with her lover, plan to con a rich man by marrying him and on earning his trust running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she actually begins to fall in love with him.

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Storyline

When a man selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he would love her for what she is and not for her beauty. However, what she is is a con artist, prostitute, and actress, who teams with a fellow actor to steal money from men. What she does not expect is that she falls in love with her new husband and ultimately must decide between him and her sadistic former lover. Contains explicit sex including sadistic acts as Thomas Jane cuts Jolie's back with a knife as part of their lovemaking. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for strong sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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3 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Dancing in the Dark  »

Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,402,741 (USA) (5 August 2001)

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$16,252,765 (USA) (2 September 2001)
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Trivia

The last film produced under Michelle Pfeiffer's production company, Via Rosa Productions. See more »

Goofs

Vargas puts the gun on the table before drinking the poisoned coffee, but the gun later reappears on his person when he shoots Billy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Julia: You cannot walk away from love. That was the advertisement in a Baltimore newspaper. And that is how he found her.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Eleggua
by Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba
Música Yoruba
Courtesy of Bembé Records
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I loved it.
5 July 2003 | by (Raleigh, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

No long comment here. I just thought it was a great movie. A lot if intrigue and plot twists, and of course, Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas were well matched as lovers. There was a lot more to this movie than just the sex scenes. 10/10.


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