The Postman Always Rings Twice Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for The Postman Always Rings Twice the Movie

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It must be true because he's ringing again in Mamet's version of James M. Cain's depression-era novel. This time Nicholson plays the drifter and Lange the amoral wife with an aged husband. Truer to the original story than the 1946 movie in its use of brutal sex scenes, it nevertheless lacks the power of the original. Nicholson works well in this time era and Lange adds depth and realism to the character of Cora. But in the end it remains dreary and easily forgettable.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.

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Crime Doesn't Pay, Marriage, Sex & Sexuality, Torrid Love Scenes, Film Noir, Great Depression, Waiters & Waitresses, Books to Film: James M. Cain, Director/Star Teams: Rafelson & Nicholson
David Mamet
Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos, Anjelica Huston, Michael Lerner, John P. Ryan, Christopher Lloyd
Sven Nykvist
Bob Rafelson
Michael Small
Bob Rafelson, Charles Mulvehill, MGM

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