Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned in this love triangle drama.

  1. Choderlos de Laclos

    Author, Screenplay

  2. Christopher Hampton


  3. Stephen Frears


Top Billed Cast

  1. Glenn Close

    Glenn Close

    Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil

  2. John Malkovich

    John Malkovich

    Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont

  3. Michelle Pfeiffer

    Michelle Pfeiffer

    Madame Marie de Tourvel

  4. Swoosie Kurtz

    Swoosie Kurtz

    Madame de Volanges

  5. Keanu Reeves

    Keanu Reeves

    Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny

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Dangerous Liaisons
Dangerous Liaisons


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Release Information

  • December 16, 1988


    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 59m

Budget $14,000,000.00

Revenue $34,670,720.00

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