Director: Sam Pillsbury
Movie Type: Erotic Drama
Themes: Infidelity, Love Triangles
Main Cast: Nicolas Cage, Judge Reinhold, Erika Anderson, Viveca Lindfors, Joe Pantoliano
Release Year: 1991
Run Time: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
In this thriller, poet Thierry Martin (Judge Reinhold) takes over the family business, abandoning both his art and his sex life, much to the dismay of his wife, Zandalee (Erika Anderson). However, when Thierry’s painter friend Johnny Collins (Nicolas Cage) comes to town, his fling with Zandalee could prove more complicated than he imagined.
Zandalee is an American erotic thriller, and romantic tragedy which was shot entirely in New Orleans, released in 1991, starring Nicolas Cage, Judge Reinhold, Erika Anderson, Joe Pantoliano, Marisa Tomei,Viveca Lindfors, Aaron Neville and Steve Buscemi. The film was directed by Sam Pillsbury.
Originally rated NC-17 by the Motion Picture Association of America, Zandalee was edited to receive an R rating before release. There is also an unrated and uncut version. The international version has a few more scenes which help explain the characters a bit better than the U.S. versions. Some versions have enhanced color as well.
Although the movie played theatrically in some countries, it was released straight to video in the United States. The film shares thematic elements with a novel and play by Émile Zola entitled Thérèse Raquin.
Zandalee was released in the USA on July 18, 1991 as a video premiere. Other countries releasing the film were Germany, on May 9, 1991, the United Kingdom on May 10, 1991, Hong Kong on May 16 , 1991, the Netherlands on November 15, 1991 and Australia on Feb. 13th, 1992.
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