Black Widow

1987

Black Widow

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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.

Cast

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 Diving Double
Julie Robinson
as Underwater and Diving Double
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter Pilot
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  • Sep 08, 2013
    My first fundamental problem with Black Widow, was how fast Alex caught on. It completely messed up the concept of rising action, and the whole film was a long down hill slope of falling action. The film looks a feels dated. The opening scene with the main actress applying make up and looking at through a mirror, impressed me with its camera angle, but after that they stopped trying. The actresses were acclaimed in this, but I felt they played cheesy. There are a handful of sexy scenes though. While this might not be predictable, it's certainly not shocking, mainly because it lost me half way in. Just skip forward a decade and watch Basic Instinct instead.
    Daniel D Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2013
    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
  • Dec 19, 2010
    She Mates, She Kills ... But does she ever Love? Alexandra (Debra Winger) plays a workaholic FBI agent who pursues a rich young widow (Theresa Russell) who seduces, marries a succession of older wealthy men and then kills them off by a mysterious means of poisoning. When the "Black Widow" sets her eyes on a handsome hotel chain owner (Sami Frey), Alexandra goes undercover to Hawaii to track her down but things get personal when she falls for the intended victim. Will Alex save him from the Black Widow's evil clutches or will he fall for the seductive femme fatale? <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=vgot50" target="_blank"><img src="http://i55.tinypic.com/vgot50.gif" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>
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  • Sep 28, 2008
    "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 W Super Reviewer

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