A Perfect Murder

Synopsis: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But she needs more than simply the role of dazzling accessory. Brilliant in her own right, she works at the U.N. and is involved with a struggling artist who fulfills her emotional needs. When her husband discovers her indiscretion, he sets out to commit the perfect murder and inherit her considerable trust fund in the bargain.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Andrew Davis
Production: Universal / Warner Bros.
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Subtitle Corrected and Added By MohammaD [SHoCk]

There you are.

And how was your day?

Any progress in saving the world?

l'm working on it.

So l guess you changed

your mind about tonight.

Not really. Told you

l didn't want to miss it.

What happened with that dinner

with the London people?

You made it sound so unavoidable.

lt was.

Fortunately, they missed their plane.

Here's to...

...stolen moments.

You look so handsome,

l better go see if l can catch up.

Nobody home?

l left some Security Council

transcripts out, but everybody's gone.

Anything earth-shattering?

No, it's just important enough

not to be left out.

You look incredible.

Yeah, but we have to hurry.

l prefer this one.


Can l have a picture, please?

This way. This way, please.

Hold it! One more.

There's Andrew, good to see him.

Robynn, hi, how are you?

Steven, it's so nice to see you.

Nice to see you.

Emily, you look wonderful.

lKeep up the good work, all right?

That's Steven Taylor and his wife Emily.

Well, at last.

The beautiful people have arrived.

-Fantastic dress!

-Thank you.

l didn't expect to see you tonight,

what with Greenspan and all.

Why is that?

l thought you'd be up to your ass

in alligators, boy.

Rumors of my death have been

greatly exaggerated.

All l need is her phone number.

Absolutely. l have to go see about

something and l'll be right back.

Lovely. Thank you, darling.

Bulk of the temple's hieroglyphics

are supplications...

...to the gods of fertility.

l do believe l know his work.

Perhaps we could come along

to your studio one day...

...and have a look around.

You said he wasn't coming.

He changed his mind.

l tried to call you.

What are we going to do?


Just relax.

He doesn't know who l am, right?


You're a peach.

Lunch tomorrow?

And tomorrow...

...and tomorrow.

So l leave you alone for 30 seconds

and you elope with a younger man.

Steven, l'd like to

introduce you to David Shaw.


-Nice to meet you.

David is a painter.

l saw some of his pieces downtown

and l thought they were amazing.

What brings you uptown to our

little inbred soire?

Actually, Emily was kind enough

to wrangle me an invite.

Me too.

So, tell me about your work...


A couple small galleries

carry me when there's space.

And you studied formally?

Berkeley, Cal Arts.

Almost formally graduated too.

Too much studying can pollute

the soul. And he's good, you say?

He's wonderful.

l'd love to see your pieces,

so maybe we can arrange a time.

Whenever you want.

Emily has your number?

No. The gallery can get ahold of me.

You know which one, right?


And if you're as good

as she says you are...

...l'll be glad to pass the word on

to my acquisitive friends.

Thanks. That's very generous.

lt's very nice to meet you.

You too.

Pleasure to see you.

We cannot be held accountable...

...for the actions of others

that require us to defend ourselves...

...from the inadvertent displacement

of civilian populations.

Madame Ambassador.

This is the same speech he gave in

Geneva 3 months ago. Word for word.


Good morning. How are you?

Fine, thank you.

Steven, spreads are blowing out.

The way things look in Europe,

it could turn into a real bloodbath.

-So what are we talking?

-At least 1 50 basis points.

The Bundesbank will have to tag along.

Your yen and mark positions

are going to get hammered.

So what's our exposure?

Based on my preliminary trend model?

Yes. No frills.

Think Chernobyl.

Greenpoint, next stop.

What you got there?

lt's a little surprise.

Come on up.

Here's your fortune.

''You have a deep interest

in all that is artistic.''

lt's true.

You didn't have to get

this thing for me.

Well, you need a little civilizing.

What do you need?

What do you need?

You know, we could be in Belize this

time tomorrow.


You ever been there?

You'd think you'd died

and went to heaven.

But l already think that.

You look so pretty today.

Hey, it's David. Leave one.

I'll get back to you.

David, hi. It's Steven Taylor.

I'm finishing a little early today.

I thought I might come by

and check out your work.

Say about six.

If that flies with you, call me

at my office here at 5-4-4-...

... 1-8-1-7.

I look forward to seeing you.

What are you going to do?

l guess l'll call him.

Be kind of weird if l didn't,

wouldn't it?

You're playing with fire, David.

lf you're so upset about it,

why'd you give him my number?

l didn't.

Mr. Taylor?

Hi. Here, sit down.

That was stupid. Sorry about that.

Thanks very much.


No, l'm okay.

Unless you want another one.

l just had us meet here because

my place is kind of hard to find.

Like an illegal loft space?

That's one way to put it.

l feel like l'm knee-deep

in bohemian cachet.

Lead on.

How's Emily?

She's fine, thank you.

Well, be sure and say ''hi.''

l will.

One more.

One more floor.

Building's over 1 00 years old now.

Watch your step.

Well, l can certainly see

what Emily was drawn to.

Yeah? What's that?

Your work. lt's...

...very trashy...

...but potent.


ls that what she said?

Your anger...

...it's very controlled.

You think l'm angry?

The anger in your work.

The color of despair.

Wonder where that comes from.

l don't know.

lnside, l guess.



Nowhere to sit but the goddamned bed.

You know, l envy you.

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