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This 80s movie, Dangerous Liaisons, made the decade sizzle with its depiction of seduction and the revenge that comes with it. Betrayal, passion, and seduction are the names of the game in this movie about aristocrats living in France.

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France is the backdrop for Dangerous Liaisons, where The Marquise de Merteuil (played by Glenn Close) is trying to convince her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont (played by John Malcovich) that her other ex- lover Gercourta’s bride-to-be (played by Uma Thurman) is not the right woman for him.

In Dangerous Liaisons, Marquise de Mertuil uses Vicomte de Valmont to prove that Volanges is not as faithful as everyone think she is and puts her plan in motion for Valmont to seduce the bride to be. Little does The Marquise de Merteuil know that Vicomte de Valmont has his own agenda: another woman by the name of Madame de Tourvel (played by Michelle Pfeiffer). Valmonta’s own quest to court Madame de Tourvel could land him in trouble with the jealous Marquise de Merteiul.


Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil - Glenn Close
Vicomte Sabastien de Valmont - John Malcovich
Madame Marie de Tourvel - Michelle Pfeiffer
Madame de Volanges - Swoosie Kurtz
Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny - Keanu Reeves
Madame de Rosemonde - Mildred Natwick
Cacile de Volanges - Uma Thurman
Azolan - Peter Capaldi
Georges - Joe Sheridan
Julie - Valerie Gogan
Emilie - Laura Benson
Adale - Joanna Pavlis
Major-domo - Nicholas Hawtrey
Castrato - Paulo Abel Do Nascimento
Cura - Francois Lalande


Drew Barrymore came very close to getting the role of Cecile de Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons, which was played by Uma Thurman.

Swoosie Kurtz played Dr. Grenbaum in the movie Cruel Intentions, an updated version of Dangerous Liaisons, in 1999.

Academy Awards:

Glenn Close won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Marquise de Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons.

Michelle Pfeiffer won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Madame de Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons.

George Fenton won for Best Original Score for Dangerous Liaisons.

Norma Heyman and Hank Moonjean, Producers won for Best Picture for Dangerous Liaisons.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Dangerous Liaisons was released to theatres on 12/21/1988 by Warner Bros., and grossed $34,700,000 at the box office in the US.

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