GenreRomance, Thriller ScreenplayAllan Moyle, Laurie Frank LanguageEnglish
WriterAllan Moyle, Laurie Frank Release dateJanuary 24, 1992 (1992-01-24) CastSean Young (Dana Greenway), Patrick Bergin (David Hanover), Arnetia Walker (Maria Johnson), James Read (Stanton Gray), Ron Orbach (Det. Eugene Tully), Fern Dorsey (Colleen Dells) Similar moviesJamon Jamon, The Canyons, The Voyeur, Knock Knock, Zandalee, No Good Deed
TaglineHe's a master of seduction. Every woman's fantasy. Every woman's nightmare. In order to trap him, a female district attorney will have to make the ultimate sacrifice. Herself.
An Atlanta prosecutor (Sean Young) sets her own trap for a sexual dominator (Patrick Bergin) who poses as a famous photographer.
Love Crimes is a 1992 thriller film directed by Lizzie Borden starring Sean Young and Patrick Bergin about an assistant district attorney who tries to seduce and apprehend a psychopath. The screenplay is by Allan Moyle and Laurie Frank, based on a story by Moyle.
A tough female district attorney is investigating a man who picks out women from public places by posing as a famous photographer, then takes pictures of them, then pushes on their submissive tendencies and takes advantage of them physically and financially. The trouble is that none of these women want to press charges, because they feel fulfilled in some way by their encounter. The DA arranges to meet him and finds herself in a similar situation as the other victims, and has to come to grips with her own submissive desires.
Assistant district attorney Dana Greenway conspires with police lieutenant Maria Johnson to go after a serial sexual predator who identifies himself to his victims as "David Hanover," a distinguished photographer.
Greenway goes undercover, changing her appearance and passing herself off as a repressed schoolteacher. She eventually encounters Hanover, who seduces her, photographs her nude and causes Lt. Johnson to believe that Greenway might actually have fallen under his spell.
Flashbacks to her troubled childhood, including abuse from a father who locked her in a closet, haunt Greenway as she attempts to come to her senses and get the better of Hanover, who clearly intends to humiliate and then kill her.
Sean Young as Dana Greenway
Patrick Bergin as David Hanover
James Read as Stanton Gray
Arnetia Walker as Lt. Maria Johnson
Patrick Bergin appears in Love Crimes and Sleeping with the Enemy. Sean Young appears in Love Crimes and A Kiss Before Dying. Poison Ivy II: Lily (1996). Jade (1995). The Cool Surface (1994).
Love Crimes received negative reviews from critics and flopped at the box office.
Young earned a Razzie Award nomination as Worst Actress for her performance in the film, where she lost to Melanie Griffith for both Shining Through and A Stranger Among Us. The film is listed in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilsons book The Official Razzie Movie Guide as one of the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made.