Cruel Intentions 3
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|Cruel Intentions 3|
DVD release cover
|Directed by||Scott Ziehl|
|Produced by||Christopher Ball
Neal H. Moritz
|Written by||Rhett Reese|
Melissa Yvonne Lewis
|Music by||David Reynolds|
|Cinematography||Thomas L. Calloway|
|Edited by||Alan Cody|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|May 25, 2004|
Cruel Intentions 3 is a 2004 American teen drama film directed by Scott Ziehl and released direct-to-video in 2004. Despite its name, the movie has almost no relation to the previous films in the series, except for the shared themes and the lead character in this film, Cassidy Merteuil, who is a cousin of one of the characters from the first movie, Kathryn Merteuil.
This film once again portrays seduction and betrayal among the teenaged idle rich.
Cassidy Merteuil (Kristina Anapau) is a beautiful, manipulative student at an exclusive Santa Barbara college. Jason Argyle (Kerr Smith) and Patrick Bates (Nathan Wetherington) are roommates there. They pull off a devious plan where Patrick beds Cassidy and disrupts a potential relationship she had been pursuing with a British prince. This then helps Jason win a bet he made with Cassidy (which turns out to have been Patrick's bet all along). When Patrick (who also reveals his awkwardness and social ineptitude has been an act) and Jason reveal their deception to her, she is devastated. However later she encourages them to compete against each other. Jason has to seduce Sheila (Natalie Ramsey), who is in a steady relationship with Michael (Tom Parker), and Patrick has to seduce Alison (Melissa Yvonne Lewis), who is already engaged.
Jason succeeds in his part, but Patrick is rejected by Alison, who says she does not want to cheat and does not find him sexually attractive. However when classmate Brent Patterson (Charlie Weber) shows an interest in Allison after being rejected by Cassidy, she succumbs to temptation and sleeps with him, not knowing Patrick is taking photos. Patrick blackmails Alison using the photos of her cheating on her fiancée. He tells her how he succeeded before he throws her on her bed pulls down her white thong and rapes her to fulfill his part of the bet.
Meanwhile, Jason and Cassidy strike up a relationship as Patrick is left unsatisfied and angry by the rape. He attempts to seduce Cassidy, but she rejects him. So he convinces Cassidy that the man she loves, Jason, is only staying with her because he wants to win the bet with Patrick that they had set, which was to see who could sleep with Cassidy first.
Seemingly angry with Jason, she succumbs to Patrick, and Jason walks in on them. Patrick snidely remarks that both Jason and Cassidy have been victims of his cruel game to show them that they underestimated the evil in themselves. They ask him if he has ever been a victim and he tells them no, but Cassidy reveals that this had been her plan all along. She began the little charade so Patrick and Jason would seduce Alison and Sheila; before sleeping with Patrick, she took one of his sleeping pills, planning to tell the policemen that he had drugged and raped her. As Patrick is led away by the police, bewildered and protesting his innocence, he is warned that another victim has come forward, and he will get the punishment he deserves for raping Alison. In the end Jason and Cassidy are shown together and making another bet with each other.
- Kerr Smith as Jason Argyle
- Kristina Anapau as Cassidy Merteuil
- Nathan Wetherington as Patrick Bates
- Melissa Yvonne Lewis as Alison Lebray
- Natalie Ramsey as Sheila Wright
- Tom Parker as Michael Cattrall
- Charlie Weber as Brent Patterson
- Michael Pemberton as Christopher Newborn
- Tara Carroll as Valeria Caldas
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