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Unfaithful (2002)

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A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.

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Adrian Lyne

Writers:

Claude Chabrol (film "La Femme infidèle"), Alvin Sargent (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Lane ... Connie Sumner
Erik Per Sullivan ... Charlie Sumner
Richard Gere ... Edward Sumner
Olivier Martinez ... Paul Martel
Myra Lucretia Taylor Myra Lucretia Taylor ... Gloria
Michelle Monaghan ... Lindsay
Chad Lowe ... Bill Stone
Joseph Badalucco Jr. Joseph Badalucco Jr. ... Train conductor
Erich Anderson ... Bob Gaylord
Damon Gupton ... Other businessman
Kate Burton ... Tracy
Margaret Colin ... Sally
Marc Forget ... Café bartender
Larry Gleason Larry Gleason ... Tim
Dominic Chianese ... Frank Wilson
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Storyline

Connie Sumner has a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a wonderful son, but she wants more. When she's approached one day by a handsome stranger while trying to hail a taxi, she becomes obsessed with him and eventually starts an affair. But her selfish actions soon catch up with her... Written by Jango

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Rated R for sexuality, language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unfaithful See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,065,277, 12 May 2002

Gross USA:

$52,775,765

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,137,784
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Erik Per Sullivan, who played Diane Lane's son in the film, was primarily known as the youngest brother Dewey on Malcolm in the Middle (2000), starring Frankie Muniz. Diane Lane previously played the mother of Frankie Muniz as well in My Dog Skip (2000). See more »

Goofs

When Edward holds Connie's chin, her mouth is closed. In the next shot, seen from a different angle, her lips are parted. See more »

Quotes

Tracy: [while Connie and Paul are having sex in the restroom] She's not like that. She's really nice.
Sally: Of course she is. That only makes it worse. She's nice and sweet and her ass is exactly where it was when she was in college.
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Alternate Versions

DVD contains 11 deleted scenes including alternate ending. In the alternate ending Richard Gere goes to the police station to confess to everything. The original ending left it for the viewer to decide. See more »

Connections

References Knife in the Water (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Dedicace Outo
Written by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard
Performed by Dead Can Dance
Courtesy of 4AD/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Surprisingly good
17 February 2003 | by pro-andySee all my reviews

When I saw "Fatal atractions" in 1999 I didn´t see why everyone seems to think that film is sooo good. I think this one is much better. Better acting from Richard Gere than from Michael Douglas. I also think that Diane Lane made a very solid performance. The music was very very good. Especially in some of the final scenes where Edward is sitting with his son by the piano.

Flaws?? hmm, perhaps why Diane Lane´s character seems to be so intrested in the Paul Martel-charcter. I think he was very disgusting the whole film.

another flaw that is more serious is that it´s going too slow from time to time.

RATING: 7 out of 10

+ = Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Music, Envirements - = tempo & parts of the story

// Andreas Olsson


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