Judas Kiss (1998)




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Young lovers and small-time New Orleans scammers Coco Chavez (Carla Gugino) and Junior Armstrong (Simon Baker-Denny) move up a few rungs when they kidnap wealthy computer mogul Ben Dyson (Greg Wise) in Sebastian Gutierrez's neo-noir. During the crime, Coco kills Dyson's girlfriend, Patty (Beverly Penberthy), wife of Senator Rupert Hornbeck (Hal Holbrook). Assigned to the case are FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins (Emma Thompson) and Police Lt. David Friedman (Alan Rickman). When Hornbeck threatens Friedman instead of assisting him, the detective suspects that this is no ordinary kidnapping for ransom, and he does his own investigation. A conscience-stricken Coco realizes that she may have been set up to kill Patty, and she, too, takes matters into her own hands. A fairly complex tale of betrayal and corruption, Judas Kiss also spoofs noir conventions -- for instance, agent Hawkins is reading Jim Thompson's crime novel The Killer Inside Me, and he discusses the writer's works with Friedman during lulls in the action.
R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Alan Rickman
as Det. David Friedman
Emma Thompson
as Agent Hawkins
Simon Baker
as Junior
Gil Bellows
as Lizard
Greg Wise
as Dyson
Hal Holbrook
as Senator Rupert Hornbeck
Til Schweiger
as Ruben Rubenbauer
Jack Conley
as Detective Matty Grimers
Lisa Eichhorn
as Mary-Ellen Floyd
Philip Baker Hall
as Poppy Malavero
Bobby Hosea
as Rickles
Joey Slotnick
as Walters
Beverly Hotsprings
as Space Vixen
Yvette Lera
as Captain Desire
Richard Riehle
as Security Guard
Beverly Penberthy
as Patty Hornbeck
Victoria Duffy
as News Anchor
Brett Tabor
as Young Officer
Pilar Camporrendondo
as Cleaning Lady
Matt Gerald
as Agent No. 1
Russ Fega
as Agent No. 2
Tom Hodges
as Jake
Susan Chesler
as Lee Ann
Jeanetta Arnette
as Monica Grimes
Kristina Malota
as Friedman's Daughter
Elizabeth Laurie Hamel
as Bored Motel Woman
Tracy Courtney
as Bleeker's Secretary
David Nott
as Paramedic No. 1
Brian Gattas
as Paramedic No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Judas Kiss

All Critics (7)

Has nothing all-too-surprising distinguish it from the winding paths of other similar films.

Full Review… | November 28, 2009

This hip attempt at neo-noir and a Quentin Tarantino type of film, uses the colorful city of New Orleans as background for its murder and kidnapping tale.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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June 19, 2001

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999

Audience Reviews for Judas Kiss

I barely remember this. It was a boring cop movie, but I may give it another try someday.

Aj V
Aj V

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I know it didn't get good reviews, but I didn't think it was bad, pretty entertaining flick! Gugino is good, but it needed more Alan Rickman & Emma Thompson! And Til Schweiger was hilarious. Not too shabby.

Jenna Greathouse
Jenna Greathouse

Hard to imagine a film with Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman being rated as average, but when they're both cast as Louisiana cops I think you get the picture. The twist was actually quite good but the phony accents by everyone just ruined it.

Jeff B
Jeff B

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