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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

R
122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.
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Writers
James M. Cain (novel) | David Mamet (screenplay)
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$ 12,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 12,376,625
Gross (World)
$ 12,376,625
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Release date
Mar 20, 1981 (United States)

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Jack Nicholson
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Jessica Lange
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Michael Lerner
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Thomas Hill
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Brian Farrell
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Raleigh Bond
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William Newman
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Albert Henderson
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Ken Magee
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Don Calfa
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Louis Turenne
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Charles B. Jenkins
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Dick Balduzzi
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John Furlong
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Sam Edwards
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Betty Cole
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Ron Flagge
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Lionel Mark Smith
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Brion James
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Frank Arno
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Virgil Frye
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Kenneth Cervi
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Chris Rellias
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Theodoros A. Karavidas
Greek Party Greek Party   See fewer
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Basil J. Fovos
Greek Party Greek Party   See fewer
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Nick Hasir
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Elsa Raven
Matron Matron   See fewer
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Christopher Lloyd
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James P. Axiotis
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Linda Bastiaannet
Snake Lady (uncredited) Snake Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 19,309 votes