Naked Lunch

(1991)

Overview

Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee and his dead-eyed wife, Joan, like to get high on Bill's pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway, Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, takes orders from his typewriter-turned-cockroach, ends up in a constantly mutating Mediterranean city and learns that his hip friends have published his work -- which he doesn't remember writing.

  1. David Cronenberg

    Director, Writer

  2. William S. Burroughs

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Peter Weller

    Peter Weller

    Bill Lee

  2. Judy Davis

    Judy Davis

    Joan Frost

  3. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm

    Tom Frost

  4. Julian Sands

    Julian Sands

    Yves Cloquet

  5. Roy Scheider

    Roy Scheider

    Doctor Benway

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 27, 1991
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget $16,000,000.00

Revenue -

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