Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Budget 4.5 million USD
Country United States
Director Sebastian Gutierrez
Initial DVD release October 5, 1999
|Release date September 16, 1998 (1998-09-16) (Toronto)|
Writer Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay), Sebastian Gutierrez (story), Deanna Fuller (story)
Cast Carla Gugino (Coco Chavez), Simon Baker (Junior Armstrong (as Simon Baker-Denny)), Emma Thompson (FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins), Alan Rickman (Detective David Friedman), Gil Bellows (Lizard Browning), Til Schweiger (Ruben Rubenbauer)
Similar movies Mad Max: Fury Road, Blackhat, Jurassic World, John Wick, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, Furious 7
Tagline Four million dollars the hard way in the Big Easy.
Judas Kiss is a 1998 American crime thriller film that starred Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Roscoe Lee Browne, Carla Gugino, Simon Baker-Denny, Gil Bellows, Richard Riehle, and Til Schweiger. It was directed by Sebastian Gutierrez.
The film premiered at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Critics Award at the 1999 Cognac Festival du Film Policier.
Judas kiss 1999 trailer
Coco Chavez (Carla Gugino) and Junior Armstrong (Simon Baker) are two small-time criminals who make money at blackmail and sex scams. They attempt to break into the big time by kidnapping a computer genius and holding him for a $4 million ransom. To help them, they enlist Lizard Browning (Gil Bellows) and Ruben Rubenbauer (Til Schweiger) who provide firepower and technology. However, during the kidnapping, they accidentally kill the young wife of Louisiana Senator Hornbeck.
Racked by guilt, Coco and the group are pursued by veteran Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Sadie Hawkins (Emma Thompson) and grizzled New Orleans detective David Friedman (Alan Rickman). The two combative officers enjoy showing up one another during their investigation, as well as commiserate about their jobs and personal foibles. Coco and Junior also have to deal with henchmen hired by the Senator (Hal Holbrook) to get revenge on the group.
As the plot unfolds, it appears that the murder may not have been entirely accidental. Detective Friedman's suspicions are raised when Senator Hornbeck threatens the detectives instead of offering assistance. On the cusp of getting away with a nearly flawless crime, the group faces betrayal from within.
Awards and nominations
ReferencesJudas Kiss (1998 film) Wikipedia
Judas Kiss (1998 film) IMDb Judas Kiss (1998 film) themoviedb.org