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Siesta (1987)

Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few ... See full summary »

Director:

Mary Lambert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Barkin ... Claire
Gabriel Byrne ... Augustine
Julian Sands ... Kit
Isabella Rossellini ... Marie
Martin Sheen ... Del
Alexei Sayle ... Cabbie (as Alexy Syale)
Grace Jones ... Conchita
Jodie Foster ... Nancy
Anastassia Stakis Anastassia Stakis ... Desdra
Gary Cady Gary Cady ... Roger
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... Gary
Santiago Álvarez Santiago Álvarez ... Arturo (as Santiago Alvarez)
Daniel Martín ... Beaten Spaniard (as Daniel Martin)
Fabián Conde Fabián Conde ... Injured Spaniard (as Fabian Conde)
José María Cañete José María Cañete ... Ticket Agent #1 (as Pepe Canete)
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Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't sure, and now she's wandering the Spanish streets without money or a clear memory. Written by Rob Hartill

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The time of day when mystery and passion become one.


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Trivia

Director Mary Lambert asked Madonna to star in this film, but she declined because the film had "too much nudity and sexual content". See more »

Quotes

Kit: And what were you born for, my sweet?
Desdra: You know, I was born to forgive you the morning.
Kit: Dog that I am, WOOF WOOF
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Soundtracks

Dime
Written by Manuel Molina and José Manuel Flores
Performed by Lole y Manuel
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User Reviews

Ellen Barkin and Miles Davis. Sounds good but isn't.
20 January 2014 | by MisterRamsdenSee all my reviews

think it would be quite hard to include spoilers as few people seem to agree on what happened anyway. Roger Ebert's review seems very different than a version I have just seen, it must have been recut to make more sense at some point.

I saw a this at a London test screening and the only clear memory is the beauty of Ellen Barkin and Marcus Miller and Miles Davis's music.

This may be a spoiler but it is for the good of humanity, I never want to see the pus ugly oaf Alexei Sayle ever again, in any context, never mind sexual.

For the gentlemen who asked about Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, this is bassist/ composer (and mo fo) Marcus Miller


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Siesta See more »

Filming Locations:

Estudios Roma, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,525, 15 November 1987

Gross USA:

$700,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$700,000
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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