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Black Widow (1987)




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A federal agent believes that the many deaths of recently married millionaires can all be traced to one woman who has remained undetected simply because she continually assumes different identities. After finally tracking down her suspect, the agent finds herself becoming friends with the charming murderess.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Anna Hamilton Phelan, David Rayfiel, Ronald Bass, Anna Hamilton Phelan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 3, 2004
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Debra Winger
as Alexandra Barnes
Theresa Russell
as Catharine
Sami Frey
as Paul Nuytten
Dennis Hopper
as Ben Dumers
Nicol Williamson
as William Macauley
D.W. Moffett
as Michael
Leo Rossi
as Ricci
Mary Woronov
as Shelley
Danny Kamekona
as Detective
Wayne Heffley
as Etta's Husband
Donegan Smith
as Reporter
Kate Hall
as Young Girl
George Ricord
as Italian Man
Chris S. Ducey
as Poker Player
Gene Callahan
as Mr. Foster
Thomas Hill
as Attorney
Juleen Murray
as Attendant
Ed Pang
as Waiter
Denise Dennison
as Stewardess
David Kasparian
as Limo Driver
Mick Muldoon
as Doorman
Marcia Holley
as Underwater and Divin...
Julie Robinson
as Underwater and Divin...
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Black Widow

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Black Widow

Yes, we all know that the title gives us the idea that this movie will be predictable, but it's actually not! Instead of the usual Private Eye man on the case who falls in love with the lady, we get a female agent who is just as crafty as the black widow is. This is a very different and very cool thriller, and I recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


"Black Widow" starring Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Diane Ladd, and Dennis Hopper is a very good mystery/thriller.
Debra Winger is a very talented actress and is very good as the reporter in this film. Winger is the career driven reporter looking into a woman that possibly has married several wealthy men and killed them all for the money....very well done and worth watching.

Mason Williams

Super Reviewer

Pretty dated in looks and it took a while to warm up, likeable, but nothing special

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Black Widow Quotes

Bruce: A complex series of seductions and murders? That's just not something you see a woman do.
Alexandra Barnes: Oh, really? What part do you think a woman is not up to? The seduction or the murder?
– Submitted by Gail S (7 months ago)
William Macauley: I put on a bristle here and a bristle there, and turned myself into a porcupine.
Catharine: Well, you know, it's such an old joke... how do two porcupines make love?...Very carefully.
– Submitted by Gail S (8 months ago)
Catharine: I'll tell you two things about me: I'm very rich, and I'm very wealthy.
– Submitted by George P (2 years ago)

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