Butterfly

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Overview

Pia Zadora stars in an over-cooked melodramatic adaptation of the 1946 James M. Cain novel that is every bit as smutty and sleazy as Zadora's vampish character of Kady. The location of the novel has been switched from Appalachia to the barren lands of Arizona and Nevada in 1937. Stacy Keach plays Jess Tyler, a desert hermit who has spent years guarding an abandoned silver mine. Suddenly, Jesse is confronted by his very grown-up and sexy daughter, who, when she was a baby, had been taken away from him by his wife,...
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Overview

Pia Zadora stars in an over-cooked melodramatic adaptation of the 1946 James M. Cain novel that is every bit as smutty and sleazy as Zadora's vampish character of Kady. The location of the novel has been switched from Appalachia to the barren lands of Arizona and Nevada in 1937. Stacy Keach plays Jess Tyler, a desert hermit who has spent years guarding an abandoned silver mine. Suddenly, Jesse is confronted by his very grown-up and sexy daughter, who, when she was a baby, had been taken away from him by his wife, Belle Lois Nettleton. Kady, it so happens, hasn't come home for a family reunion -- she has just been dumped by a rich young man who is the father of her illegitimate child and whose family owns the very silver mine that Jess is guarding. Kady hopes to use her feminine wiles to seduce Jess and reopen the mine and extract the money from the earth that she feels is due her from the family. As if his seductive daughter walking around bare-breasted in front of him isn't enough, Jess must also deal with the sudden return of his older daughter, Janey Ann Dane, who appears with Kady's son; Belle, who comes back to Jess dying of tuberculosis; and Moke Blue James Franciscus, the man who stole Belle away from Jess years ago. Also squeezing his way into Jess's shack is Wash Gillespie Edward Albert, the father of Kady's child, who now wants to marry her. Butterfly also features Orson Welles as Judge Rauch.
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Special Features

Commentary track with Pia Zadora, Matt Cimber and M. Riklis; Interviews with Stacy Keach, Pia Zadora, and Matt Cimber
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • UPC: 858334001350
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Source: Industrial Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,151

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stacy Keach Jess Tyler
Pia Zadora Kady
Orson Welles Judge Rauch
Lois Nettleton Belle Morgan
Edward Albert Wash Gillespie
James Franciscus Moke Blue
Stuart Whitman Reverend Rivers
Ed McMahon Mr. Gillespie
June Lockhart Mrs. Gillespie
Paul Hampton Norton
Ann Dane Janey
Greg Gault Bridger
John O'Connor White Billy Roy
Peter Jason Allen
Leigh Christian Saleslady
George "Buck" Flower Ed Lamey
Dr. Abraham Rudnick Court Stenographer
John F. Goff Truck Driver
Kim Ptak Deputy
Technical Credits
Matt Cimber Director, Producer, Screenwriter
John F. Goff Screenwriter
Sanford Hampton Asst. Director
Bob Mackie Costumes/Costume Designer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Brent Schoenfeld Editor
Tino Barzie Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Butterfly
1. Start [1:07]
2. Titles [3:19]
3. Jess [6:42]
4. Curtain [10:19]
5. Church [5:33]
6. Night Out [4:23]
7. The Mine [2:03]
8. Bath Time [6:19]
9. Trip to Town [6:25]
10. Courthouse [4:42]
11. Happy [1:35]
12. Sister Janey [4:44]
13. Wash [5:09]
14. Reunion [10:55]
15. Funeral [:51]
16. Showdown [7:01]
17. Be Happy [2:41]
18. Passion [3:27]
19. Arrested [1:05]
20. The Trial [1:31]
21. Goodbye [12:20]
22. End Credits [4:08]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Butterfly
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Original Trailer
   Audio/Commentary
      Commentary Track With Stacy Keach, Pia Zadora, Matt Cimber and M. Riklis
      Audio: 2.0 Dolby Stereo
   Featurette
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A wonderful time watching a DVD

    How would you like to come home fom shopping and find out that the girl waiting for you at your door says she is your daughter. Is she or isn't she? That is the whole story of this fine movie. The girl is a little pixie who can't stay away from the boys and the father is only trying to protect her.
    The more he tries the more complicated it becomes when his former wife and boyfriend show up and realy add to the puzzle.
    A must watch!

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