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Bad to the Bone (1997)

A bad girl uses her brother to kill her lover.

Director:

Bill Norton (as Bill L. Norton)

Writer:

Rob Fresco
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Credited cast:
Kristy Swanson ... Francesca Wells
Jeremy London ... Danny Wells
David Chokachi ... Waldo
Christine Tucci ... Martina Dobbs
Ben Browder ... Brent Rohrbach
John Bourgeois ... James Bacarelli
Kevin Hicks Kevin Hicks ... Griffin
Patti D'Arbanville ... Marilyn Wells
Bill MacDonald Bill MacDonald ... Stan Goldstein
Paulino Nunes ... Car Salesman
Marcia Bennett ... Judge
Shane Daly Shane Daly ... Hank
Stephanie McClellan Stephanie McClellan ... Amber
Patrick Gallagher ... Truck Driver (as Patrick F. Gallagher)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trevor Bain Trevor Bain ... Campus Cop #1
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Frankie Wells is an evil manipulator. She murders her mother to get her inheritance, but doesn't get caught. Then, two years later, she gets her brother, Danny to murder her boyfriend. Frankie and Danny get arrested because the police are suspicious. He feels really guilty, and confesses everything, but saying that only he killed him, not Frankie. They are both sentenced to 100 years in jail, but Frankie does not return for trial, and runs away. Danny finally realizes that his sister was using him and he tells the police that Frankie masterminded everything. He calls her to ask her to call back, so the police can trace her. She does, and Danny tells her he is angry and betrayed that she used him like any other man. Written by Celine <celine@cheerful.com>

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She's every man's dream (if you can get past the whole murder and adultery thing). See more »

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Crime | Drama

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This movie is based on the real life murder of Robert O' Dubaine by his Korean American girlfriend, Catherine Suh and her brother Andrew. See more »

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Great film
1 October 1999 | by GellarSee all my reviews

I first saw this film late one night when I was almost falling asleep. I saw that one of my favorite actors was in it so I stayed up. The film starts with the character Danny, sitting in jail ready to go to court. When he arrives at court, he is called up to testify and the film goes backward, and he tells the story. But there is no narration. The film is about Frankie, a young girl of about 19 years of age, who kills her mother because they are always fighting, and so she could inherit all the money. Nobody knows that it was her who killed her mother, because she covers it up. She meets a guy named Waldo, who lies to police for her and they end up living together with all the money. They argue alot because she is spending all the money. Waldo threatens to tell the police that she wasn't really with him, the day her Mom was killed and Frankie gets nervous so she tries to manipulate her brother to kill him. I won't tell you anymore. But it's a great film. Kristy Swanson(from Buffy the film) stars as the manipulative sister of Danny, who has an evil side to her. The film keeps your intrest, because it keeps you in suspense. You are also always wandering how the character of Frankie(Kristy Swanson) can be so horrible and manipulative. The story line was great, and I thought the acting was excellent from Jeremy London(Danny). Kristy Swanson gave a great performance. I really recommend the film, it was great.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anjo Perverso See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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