The Last Seduction

Synopsis: Bridget Gregory has a lot going for her: she's beautiful, she's intelligent, she's married to a doctor. But all of this isn't enough, as her husband Clay finds out. After she persuaded him to sell medicinal cocaine to some drugdealers, she takes off with the money, almost a million dollars, and goes undercover in a mid-American smalltown. Because Clay has to pay off a loan shark who'll otherwise damage him severely, he keeps sending detectives after her, trying to retrieve the money. When Bridget meets Mike Swale, a naive local who is blinded by her beauty and directness, she devises an elaborate, almost diabolical scheme to get rid of Clay once and for all.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): John Dahl
Production: October Films
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

I expect to see that on your income tax Marty.

I can't hear you people!

You maggots sound like suburbanites.

Fifty bucks for a lousy coin set,

you sell one at a time?

And a hundred bucks for the next

sucker who makes a triple sale.

A minute 50 seconds Bernie.

D'you expect these leads to grow on f***ing trees?

Want me over your shoulder all day Bernie, huh?

Ask for the sale four times every time, got it?

You got twenty seconds to close it, Bernie.


I'm on your tail, Bernie.

Five... Four...

... at a price that would be stupid to pass up.

You'd have to be brain dead. Yeah. How many sets do you want?

- You got the sh*t, man?

- Yep.

Hey, well give it up, bro.

As ordered.

Pharmaceutical cocaine.

Come on you eunuchs!

Zeke's closing his suckers six, seven times,

and he's got twice as many sales as the rest of you bastards.

You'll spend your Sunday here too

if you don't take these bills from me.

Oh, sh*t.

Of course, of course.

What a stupid mistake.

Go ahead!

Ah, we have a winner. Jerry...

Who'd have thought? What'll it be, Jer?

Hundred bucks, or a thousand dollars

worth of rare commemorative coins? Hmm?

You think I'm from Jersey?

Wise man.

Ah, christ; a charmed life.

Go on! Go on!


Bridget, it's me. They moved it back.

I'll be home when I can.

People saw flames shooting from the building, called the fire department.

By the time the engine got here it was too late,

and there were five dead young people.

How'd it go?

Did you get the money?

Did you?

You walk the streets like that?

You're an idiot.

Bridget, I didn't mean that.

Hey, I'm still hung up honey.

These are very scary people.

Forgive me. Hmm?

I'll make it up to you.

You can hit me. Anywhere. Hard.

Oh, baby, baby, baby - let's not fight, right?

This is our penthouse.

This is the key to the real city.

This is what you wanted.

This is what we've been working for.

Seven hundred thousand.

This was a mistake.

This is just to take care of us during our residency

until the Doctor bucks start rolling in, right?

They're soft.

I thought they'd be stiff.

These are laundered! Untraceable.

Perfectly safe, right?

We have to put them somewhere.

You are a criminal mastermind!

It's just a hobby.

I wanna pay off that loan shark first thing

tomorrow morning.

Oh, maybe he'll forget.

A hundred grand plus interest?

I doubt it.


You gotta give a little love.

Somethin' wrong?


I'm gonna take a long hot one and then

you and I are gonna celebrate.

Worth the risk, huh?

What do you wanna do tonight?

Go to the opera,

or some kinda big Broadway show?

Fine dining experience?

Whatever you want.

Hey Bridge, do we have any shampoo?

How are we supposed to celebrate?

Hey, Bridge?


You better run!

Where the f*** am I?


How far is Chicago?

Oh, ten, twelve hours.

Depends on how fast you drive.

What's that bar like?

Hey, thanks a lot Mike.

- What, did Clarence make you beg?

- I made him beg.

So why all the attitude?

I guess Mike didn't want his job back.

I just didn't want to come back to this dead end town, that's all.

So you, you wanna talk about it or...?

There's nothing to talk about.

I went to Buffalo, it didn't work out. I'm back.

We already know all that.

- I guess he didn't want to talk about it.

- I guess not.

Hi guys.

Hi, Mike.

Hi Stacy. How are you?

- Good, you?

- Good.

Hi Stacy. How are you?

Grow up!

What? Did you leave your dick in Buffalo?

Chris, these women are anchors.

They're what?

They're planted here. You get too close to one,

Beston's got you for life.

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Steve Barancik

Steve Barancik (born September 23, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is a screenwriter whose first screenplay, Buffalo Girls, was filmed and released as The Last Seduction in 1994. The film premiered as an HBO movie before going on shortly after to art house success. Actress Linda Fiorentino received notoriety for playing the movie's femme fatale, Bridget Gregory/Wendy Kroy, and Barancik was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery/crime screenplay of 1994.Barancik received critical acclaim for his screenplay for The Last Seduction, James Berardinelli called his dialogue "scintillating, often hilarious, and occasionally insightful", while Variety said his development of the narrative "is very skillful and original". The Washington Post claimed it was "a viciously funny first screenplay" from Barancik, and Kim Newman of Empire called his screenplay "superb". Barancik worked steadily in the industry but with little to show for it until receiving shared screenplay credit for 2002's No Good Deed. He also received shared story credit for 2005's Domino. Barancik is also the founder and a regular performer in Monolog Cabin, a group featuring writers performing comedic personal essays, which performs at Club Congress in Tucson, Arizona. He has developed a website devoted to the subject of quality children's books and another to collecting the experiences of authors who have self-published. more…

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