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The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998)

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Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to redeem him.

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Po-Chih Leong

Writer:

Paul Hoffman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Steven Grlscz
Elina Löwensohn ... Anne Levels
Timothy Spall ... Inspector Healey
Jack Davenport ... Sergeant Roche
Colin Salmon ... Martin
Hitler Wong Hitler Wong ... Noodles Chan
Kerry Fox ... Maria Vaughan
Stuart Bowman ... Car Crash Mechanic
C.J. December ... Car Crash Mechanic
Anastasia Hille ... Karen
Nicholas Lamont Nicholas Lamont ... Toll Bridge Attendant (as Nick Lamont)
Joseph O'Conor ... Mr. Nancarrow
Ashley Artus ... Gang Leader
Tom Wu ... Gang Member
Hon Ping Tang Hon Ping Tang ... Gang Member
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Storyline

Steven is multi-talented, handsome, and a expert seducer of women. He craves intimacy with women, literally cannot live without it, and is in search of the perfect woman. All of his relationships, however, end tragically. Eventually, he meets Anne, a strong woman who is different, better than the others. However, soon it becomes clear that this is a relationship that only one of them will survive. The title refers to a quote from Francis Bacon, who wrote about crocodiles, who shed tears when they devour their prey. Written by <clazsis@aol.com>

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Handsome. Seductive. Deadly.


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16 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Immortality See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,281, 16 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,404, 23 July 2000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title is also known as the "The Wisdom Of Crocodiles". See more »

Goofs

When Steven is standing in the police lineup he has a bruise on the corner of his mouth. During his interrogation in the next scene, the bruise is gone. See more »

Quotes

Anna Labels: Stop it!
Steven Grlscz: What's the matter?
Anna Labels: Nothing's the matter.
Steven Grlscz: Nothing's the matter?
Anna Labels: I don't like you all over me all time. You're always touching me like I was. I don't like you grabbing me, okay?
Steven Grlscz: I didn't think I was. I'm sorry. I won't do it again.
Anna Labels: It's been a difficult day. I'm sorry. Problems at work. There's no excuse for taking it out on you. Is it alright for Saturday with Martin and Karen?
Steven Grlscz: Sorry? Oh yes.
Anna Labels: Good.
Steven Grlscz: Actually can we not do this? I can't do it this quickly. Accept apologies when I'm still ...
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Brilliant
20 June 2000 | by CerthasSee all my reviews

Indeed, this is a brilliant movie. This is a brave movie. A movie with a beautifully constructed narrative which doesn't seem constructed at all, with fascinating actors great acting and depth everywhere.

The most unusual Vampire film I've seen to date and certainly the best one.

Blood is the color of love.


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