Def by Temptation

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Def by Temptation
Def by temptation.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Bond III
Produced byJames Bond III
Written byJames Bond III
Starring
Music byPaul Laurence
CinematographyErnest R. Dickerson
Edited by
  • Brian O'Hara
  • Li-Shin Yu
Production
companies
  • Bonded Filmworks
  • Orpheus Pictures
Distributed byShapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment
Release date
  • May 11, 1990 (1990-05-11)
Running time
94 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$2.2 million[2]

Def by Temptation is a 1990 American comedy horror film written, produced, and directed by James Bond III and stars Bond, Kadeem Hardison, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bill Nunn.

Plot[edit]

The story is set in New York City and revolves around the relationship between two childhood best friends: "Joel", who is raised by his religious grandmother after both of his parents are killed, and "K" who abandons his religious upbringing and moves to New York to become a movie star. The story opens as Joel (now a minister like his deceased father), becomes somewhat disillusioned with Christianity and decides to take a trip to New York to visit his friend, K. While awaiting Joel's arrival, K (played by Kadeem Hardison) visits the local bar and meets the perfect woman (played by Cynthia Bond)--who, in reality, is a succubus seeking blood and vengeance against any and all men foolish enough to be tempted by her.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Def by Temptation was theatrically released on May 11, 1990 and earned $54,582 in eleven venues.[3] At the end of its run, the film grossed $2,218,579.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DEF BY TEMPTATION (18)". British Board of Film Classification. April 23, 1992. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Def by Temptation (1990)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "Weekend Box Office Results for May 11-13, 1990". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. May 14, 1990. Retrieved November 29, 2015.

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