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17 Ratings


Directed by Matt Cimber
United States, 1982
Crime, Drama


Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before, who’s accused of improper relations with his daughter Kady.

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Butterfly Directed by Matt Cimber

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1982 | Winner: New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture

1982 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture

What are people saying?

  • A47's rating of the film Butterfly

    "DISCIPLINE!" A bad -I mean, remarkably bad- movie that puts the audience in a morally compromising position for little (to no) reason. Welles' performance is worth the watch, but you have to sit through the bulk to get to it. Orson was such an interesting actor, he could resurrect a scene by simply breathing heavy. "Case dismissed."

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