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Crimes of Passion

Opens on December 2

Director: Ken Russell Run Time: 107 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1984

Starring: Annie Potts, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison, John Laughlin, Kathleen Turner

Writer/Producer: Barry Sandler

In the early 1980s, British filmmaker Ken Russell (The Devils, Tommy) traveled to America and placed his unorthodox imprint on Crimes of Passion—a crazed erotic thriller starring Kathleen Turner (Serial Mom) and Anthony Perkins (Psycho). Fashion designer Joanna Crane (Turner) leads a double life. At night, she is China Blue, a sex worker who has attracted the attention of a psychopathic priest (Perkins). With its outrageous script by gay screenwriter Barry Sandler and sparkling score from Rick Wakeman of the band Yes, Crimes of Passion is a movie that could only have been realized by the gonzo creativity of Ken Russell. 

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