Black Widow (1987)

black“I’ll tell you two things about me: I’m very rich. And I’m very wealthy. ” – Rennie

Number of Times Seen – Between 3-5 Times (Theater in ’87, cable and 2 Aug 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A federal agent tries to track a woman who marries rich men and then kills them.

My Take on it – This is a movie that I recall seeing in the theater when I was 13 and once again am shocked by the lack of censorship from my parents. 😉

This thriller is pretty good despite being far from perfect.

The choice if Debra Winger and Theresa Russell as the leads was a good one because they both seem to have equal standing and work well against one another.

A very competent supporting cast helps this movie move along at a nice pace.

I was once again shocked to see Terry O’Quinn (Locke on the TV show Lost) appear in a movie from the 80’s when he still had hair.

Bottom Line – Watchable thriller that works most of the time. Winger and Russell are great pitted against one another. Great supporting cast helps this one move along nicely despite it being far from perfect.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Debra Winger was given the choice of the two roles in Black Widow (1987); she chose the role of the FBI agent, because she didn’t understand the motivation as to why the Black Widow kills, so the title role went to Theresa Russell. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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