Cast and Crew: Dean Norris, J.T. Walsh, Bill Nunn
What It’s About: Femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Lina Fiorentino) steals her husband Clay’s (Bill Pullman) drug money and leaves New York and ends up hiding out in the small town of Beston, where she sees a way out of her problem in bartender Mike Swale (Peter Berg)….
Why Watch it Today?: The Oscars are coming up and our Movie of the Day is a famous Academy flub. Despite Fiorentino’s much praised performance, she couldn’t be nominated for an Oscar because, in the U.S., at least, The Last Seduction hit cable before theaters. As a little counter-programming, savor Fiorentino’s deliciously devious star turn in today’s movie.
Other Choices: True Grit earned John Wayne his first (and only) Academy Award, of whichd Wayne infamously quipped, “If I’d known this was all it would take, I’d have put that eyepatch on 40 years ago.”