Black Widow

Synopsis: Catherine is a black widow. "She mates and then she kills". Black Widow is the story of a lady (Catherine) who marries lonely millionaires, waits until they've changed their will to leave all to their beloved wives and then murders them to inherit the fortune. With each man Catherine marries, she changes her appearance to suit the mans personality. Only there's one problem. Alexandra is a smart cookie and has found a link between these unexplained mysterious deaths and the partners wives. But now her only problem is proving that a killer is on the loose and saving herself from the deadly Black Widow.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Bob Rafelson
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

When he didn't come to the office,

30, 11:00...

...I called the house.


...he went in his sleep,

so peacefully.

The doctor said if you slept

next to him... wouldn't even have known.

You couldn't have done anything.

Mrs. Petersen.

- Catharine, let me come up with you.

- No.

You get some rest, Sara.

Nice blouse, Alex.

- Has been for years, Michael.

I'm late. I spent the whole morning

going over obituaries.

The whole morning?

Yeah. Detroit Free Press on your list?

April 12th.

I don't roll out of bed

and read obituaries before coffee.

Wasn't this guy a capo for Marangano

a few years back?

- So?

- So...

...two guys die within four days

of each other. What does that say?

No pattern. This guy could've been

a hit, but Marangano died in his sleep.

He stopped breathing.

They ran a full...

- Not now.

Is that what Bruce thinks?


A government pouch to someone's

home is illegal. Worse, it's expensive.

Well, my contribution

to the federal deficit.

And let go of this Marangano thing.

People die in their sleep. Even dons.

It was a hit!

Hey, keep it down.

He ran trash collection

for half of Jersey.

- You don't die in your sleep of...

Ondine's Curse.

"Damage of unknown origin to the part

of the brain that controls breathing."

It's rare. It's real. It happens.

Yeah, I'm here six years, it never

happened. You do a run on it?

- This the only one?

- It can't be connected.

This guy's not Mafia. He's some

millionaire publisher from New York.

"Cause of death unknown.

Evidence suggests unexplained

interruption of breathing.

Consider possibility of Ondine's Curse.

Sam Petersen, age 60. Survived

by his wife of four months, Catharine...

...age 31."

- And I had to go back a year to get that.

Alex, it's the only one. Believe me.

Believe me, there's nothing there.

I've got it sitting right here

in front of me.

Walter, you see, I don't know how

to read the goddamn instructions.

I'm only 5 f***ing years old.

Now, you be my daddy,

and you tell me how to use it.

Nice and simple.

Oh, you're goddamn right I'm serious.

But my bride is here for our luncheon.

Well, I've never been

anybody's daddy neither.

But if you want me to pop for 200,000

units of this little plastic turd here...

...I suggest that you start faking it.

How's that wife of yours?

- She don't look so good today.

- She's the best-looking gal in Dallas.

- She looks kind of scrag.

Scraggly, my ass.

Write some of these instructions

in English.

- Maybe you can find a market for this.

- I'm on top of it.

Yeah, okay, yeah. So long, then.

Marielle, you think anybody's gonna

be interested in a thing like this?

It's about winning, Ben.

Everybody's interested in winning.

They forgot that they're

making this toy for kids.

The instructions are too complicated.

Hot damn!

I gotta be the world's

number one airhead.

Be gone five days, and I'm packing

half of Neiman Marcus here.


Yeah, hon?

How come we run out of brandy

so quick, hon?

Didn't I see a fresh bottle

in the cabinet?

Right again, hon.

Marielle, I've explained to Etta

that this will is valid in all respects.

Any contest here would just be

a waste of time and money.

My time.

My money.

What, a man cuts his only sister out of

his will two months after marrying a...?

Younger woman?

You know something, Etta,

your husband is right.

Ben had no quarrel with you.

Only the way you felt about me.

I think, if he were here...

...he'd regret what he'd done.


What are the tax consequences

if I make a small gift?

Young lady...

Marielle is going to go back

to Charleston...

...and she doesn't want any

harsh feelings or needless delays.

How small a gift, dear?

Something in the mid-six figures?

Miss Barnes! Miss Barnes?

Miss Barnes, can I look

in your purse, please?

Here she comes!

What? You gonna knock over

a liquor store?

I was just at the target range.

I'm trying to get certified, that's all.

I tell you what.

Send the piece back to Sears.

Remember that Ondine's Curse thing?

Another one came up today.

This guy died 10 days ago.



- I said, dinner? Eat? Tonight?

- I have work left.

Fine. Tomorrow?

I don't think it's a good idea.

We work together.

What, office policy? What?

Okay. I resign.

I can't afford to lose you.

You're my right arm.


What did you say about Ondine's Curse?

- It's not Mafia.

- What is it?

It's a toy manufacturer from Dallas.

He's very rich. He's very clean.

I'll get you a printout tomorrow, okay?

- Good night.

- Good night.


Wait up.

I'm gonna go with you.

Could a Texas toy mogul

have a mob connection?

The Texan's a ringer

for that other guy from New York.

How's that?

- Well, both older guys, very rich...

...each married to a young gal

for a couple of months.

- Must be kind of bad for your health.

- Hey, you got a minute?

Make some calls to New York, Dallas.

Newspapers, whatever.

Let's round up some photos.

Shouldn't be hard.

They were prominent guys.

Not the men.

The wives.


Seattle guidebooks,

Japanese cooking, what next?

- Rare coins.

- What sort of rare coins?

Something general for the beginner, then

something more particular. Perhaps...

...Italy, the 19th century.

Before the city-states were unified

or after?

I don't know.

Which would be more...


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Ronald Bass

Ronald Bass (born March 26, 1942), sometimes credited as Ron Bass, is an American screenwriter. Also a film producer, Bass's work is characterized as being highly in demand, and he is thought to be among the most highly paid writers in Hollywood. He is often called the "King of the Pitches".[citation needed] In 1988, he received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Rain Man, and films that Bass is associated with are regularly nominated for multiple motion picture awards. more…

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