The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Post-Noir (Modern Noir), Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 123 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Bob Rafelson's remake of 1946's The Postman Always Rings Twice, with a screenplay by the award-winning playwright David Mamet, stars Jack Nicholson as Frank Chambers, a depression-era drifter who ends up at a diner run by Nick Papadakis (John Colicos), who offers Frank a job. Frank takes him up on the offer, but quickly begins a torrid affair with Nick's wife Cora (Jessica Lange). The adulterous lovers soon hatch a plan to kill Nick and share in the insurance payout. The second big-screen adaptation of the James M. Cain novel, the film garnered a certain degree of notoriety for the explicit sex scenes between Lange and Nicholson.

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betrayal, black-widow [human], conspiracy, drifter, extramarital-affair, husband, killing, love, lust, murder, obsession, passion, restaurant, seduction

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High Production Values