Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.

  1. Roger Kumble

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Choderlos de Laclos


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Kathryn Merteuil

  2. Ryan Phillippe

    Ryan Phillippe

    Sebastian Valmont

  3. Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon

    Annette Hargrove

  4. Selma Blair

    Selma Blair

    Cecile Caldwell

  5. Louise Fletcher

    Louise Fletcher

    Helen Rosemond

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Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions



Status Released

Release Information

  • March 5, 1999


    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 37m

Budget $10,500,000.00

Revenue $75,902,208.00

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