The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

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122 min.
Plot  Frank Chambers (Jack Nicholson), a drifter, stops at a rural California diner for a meal, and ends up working there. The diner is operated by a young, beautiful woman, Cora Smith (Jessica Lange), and her much older husband, Nick Papadakis (John Colicos), who is an immigrant from Greece. Frank and Cora start to have an affair soon after they meet. Cora (a ''femme fatale'' figure) is tired of her situation, married to a man she does not love, and working at a diner that she wishes to own and improve. She and Frank scheme to murder Nick in order to start a new life together without her losing the diner. Their first attempt at the murder is a failure, but they eventually succeed.

The local prosecutor suspects what has actually occurred, but does not have enough evidence to prove it. As a tactic intended to get Cora and Frank to turn on one another, he tries only Cora for the crime.

Although they do turn against each other, a clever ploy from Cora's lawyer, Katz (Michael L...
  

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Jack Nicholson
Frank Chambers
Jessica Lange
Cora Smith/Papadakis
Michael Lerner
Mr. Katz
John P. Ryan
Ezra Liam Kennedy
Anjelica Huston
Madge Gorland
William Traylor
Kyle Sackett
William Newman
Man from Home Town

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The Postman Always Rings Twice
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