Black Butterfly

Synopsis: Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay-and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul's work. As a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Brian Goodman
Production: Lionsgate Premiere
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

- Judy.

Thank you.

I have to admit

I'm a bit in awe.

I've never known

a writer before.

Well, don't be.

I don't know any either.

Why do you say that?

I haven't written

in a long time.

Nothing good, anyway.

You know, can't get it started.

How long?

Two years, more.

It's embarrassing.

But listen, uh,

let's talk about real estate

and selling my house instead.

The Owens, uh, are not interested,

so, what is the next step?

I'm not sure.


I'm not supposed to say that.

No, no,

you're just being honest.

Yeah, I haven't been

doing this very long.

Can you tell?

Actually, you're my first.

Your first, what?

- My first victim.

- Oh, that's okay.

- I don't mind.

- No, it's not okay.

I'm sure I can get another

appointment in a couple weeks.

- How long can you hold out?

- Couple of weeks.

So do you think it's

gonna take a long time?

Well, it depends.

I mean, this time of year,

there's hardly anybody in town.

I mean, in the summer is better.

- Summer?

- Well, with the tourists and-

that was you back there, right?


- You know that guy?

- Hey, hey, hey.

Listen. Listen.

Something happened

on my way over here.

It was just a bad driver.

Just forget it.

Anyway, um, I thought

we would have, you know,

an easier time selling the

house, being close to Denver-

your house needs

a little fixing up,

and, secondly,

it's not that close to Denver.

I mean, it's a two-hour drive

just to hit the suburbs.

Have dinner with me.

- Uh, Mr. Lopez, i-

- no, no, no.

It's Pablo, actually.

But I like Paul better.


We have seen each other,

what, eh, three times now?

But every single time,

it's bad news.

I can't tonight.

But how about Saturday?

- Great.

- Okay.

Eight o'clock?

- Yeah.

- Yeah.

- Good.

- Okay.

- Bye, Paul.

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Justin Stanley

Justin Stanley is an Australian musician, producer and songwriter. Stanley has toured and recorded two albums with Beck, including the soundtrack for Nacho Libre. He had also worked with an eclectic range of musicians including Prince, Jimmy Cliff, Leonard Cohen, Paul Mc Cartney and Snoop. Some of the artists Stanley had produced, include;- Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Jet, Jamie Lidell, Nikka Costa, Jimmy Fallon, Mark Ronson, Mocky and Ryan Bingham. Justin lives in California, with his wife, Nikka Costa. more…

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