Love Crimes (1992 film)

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Love Crimes
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Directed by Lizzie Borden
Produced by Lizzie Borden
Rudy Langlais
Written by Screenplay:
Allan Moyle
Laurie Frank
Allan Moyle
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography Jack N. Green
Edited by Nicholas C. Smith
Mike Jackson
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date
  • January 24, 1992 (1992-01-24)
Running time
84 minutes (theatrical)
91 minutes (unrated director's cut)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $6 million
Box office $2,287,928

Love Crimes is a 1992 thriller film directed by Lizzie Borden starring Sean Young and Patrick Bergin about an assistant district attorney who tries to seduce and apprehend a psychopath. The screenplay is by Allan Moyle and Laurie Frank, based on a story by Moyle.


Assistant district attorney Dana Greenway conspires with police lieutenant Maria Johnson to go after a serial sexual predator who identifies himself to his victims as "David Hanover," a distinguished photographer.

Greenway goes undercover, changing her appearance and passing herself off as a repressed schoolteacher. She eventually encounters Hanover, who seduces her, photographs her nude and causes Lt. Johnson to believe that Greenway might actually have fallen under his spell.

Flashbacks to her troubled childhood, including abuse from a father who locked her in a closet, haunt Greenway as she attempts to come to her senses and get the better of Hanover, who clearly intends to humiliate and then kill her.



Love Crimes received negative reviews from critics and flopped at the box office.

Young earned a Razzie Award nomination as Worst Actress for her performance in the film, where she lost to Melanie Griffith for both Shining Through and A Stranger Among Us. The film is listed in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie Movie Guide as one of the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made.[1]


  1. ^ Wilson, John (2005). The Official Razzie Movie Guide: Enjoying the Best of Hollywood's Worst. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 0-446-69334-0. 

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