Butterfly (1982)

Pia Zadora stars in an over-cooked melodramatic adaptation of the 1946 James M. Cain novel that is every bit as smutty and sleazy as Zadora's vampish character of Kady. The location of the novel has been switched from Appalachia to the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 5, 1982
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2008
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Bob Thomas
Associated Press

Butterfly is a decrepit lust-in-the-dust melodrama with as much relevance and far less humor than Tobacco Road.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A most entertainingly sleazy melodrama.

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TV Guide

Producer-director-cowriter Matt Cimber, known heretofore mainly as a soft-core filmmaker and a master of wringing out big production values from tiny means, again does a lot with a slim budget of less than $2 million.

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Caesar Mendez
After watching Butterfly I was convince that this is worst movie from 1981. I decided to check out the novel, "The Butterfly", the movie was base on… More