DirectorSebastian Gutierrez Initial DVD releaseOctober 5, 1999 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateSeptember 16, 1998 (1998-09-16) (Toronto) WriterSebastian Gutierrez (screenplay), Sebastian Gutierrez (story), Deanna Fuller (story) CastCarla 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 moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Blackhat, Jurassic World, John Wick, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, Furious 7
TaglineFour million dollars the hard way in the Big Easy.
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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.
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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.
Alan Rickman as Detective David Friedman
Emma Thompson as FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins
Roscoe Lee Browne as Chief Bleeker
Carla Gugino as Coco Chavez
Gil Bellows as Lizard Browning
Simon Baker-Denny as Junior Armstrong
Til Schweiger as Ruben Rubenbauer
Richard Riehle as Security Guard
Philip Baker Hall as Pobby Malavero
Hal Holbrook as Senator Rupert Hornbeck
Joey Slotnick as Walters
Jack Conley as Detective Matty Grimes
The movie was produced by Bandeira Entertainment. The movie was filmed in Los Angeles, California and on location in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Awards and nominations
Cognac Festival du Film Policier
Won: Critics Award (Sebastian Gutierrez)
Paris Film Festival
Nominated: Grand Prix (Sebastian Gutierrez)
The movie was distributed to home video on both VHS and DVD formats on September 21, 1999 by Sony Pictures. Both home video formats have a runtime of 98 minutes.