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->''"Anyone check you for a heartbeat recently?"''
-->-- '''Frank Griffith'''

A 1994 Neo-Noir film directed by John Dahl, ''The Last Seduction'' starred Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg and Creator/BillPullman. Its perhaps best known for being disqualified from Oscar consideration that year due to it showing on {{Creator/HBO}} just before premiering in theaters.

Bridget Gregory is the bored wife of Clay, a drug dealer. One day, she swipes a bag of money from him and skips town to Chicago. On her way there, she meets Mike, a divorced man who immediately falls for her. When Clay sends goons to track down his wife and stolen cash, Bridget decides to use Mike in an elaborate scheme to get her past off her back.
!!This film features examples of:

* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: A deleted scene has Bridget dressing up as a cheerleader for Mike.
* AmoralAttorney: Bridget's lawyer, played by J.T. Walsh.
* AssholeVictim: Clay's abusiveness doesn't exactly make the viewer ''help'' but root for Bridget...a little.
* BerserkButton: For Mike, any mentions of his ex-wife Trish, since it turns out that she is [[spoiler: actually a he.]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Harlan is the first character to die.
* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Bridget invokes this to her husband's (black) private investigator to distract him while she's driving the car they're in. He blows her off at first but is eventually tempted to show her, [[spoiler:taking off his seatbelt to do so.This results in his death when she intentionally crashes the car.]]
* BrooklynRage: Clay comments that his locally-hired detective won't get rough with Bridget; he needs a ''New Yorker'' for that.
%%* ConArtist: Bridget
* CulturedBadass: Bridget has a high powered job, is well qualified and is mentioned to enjoy the theatre.
* DeadpanSnarker: Bridget, particularly when shes around Mike.
* DeconstructedTrope: As the title implies, the film was intended to be this for the typical FilmNoir FemmeFatale plot, illustrating just how heartless a woman would have to be to seduce a man into murdering a complete stranger, and how dumb the man would have to be to actually fall for it.
* DomesticAbuser: Clay with Bridget
* FanService: Linda Fiorentino does several nude scenes
* FemmeFatale: A DeconstructedCharacterArchetype with Bridget. See above.
* FilmNoir: One of the most famous 90s neo noirs.
* {{Frameup}}: [[spoiler:Bridget puts a pretty good one on Mike.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Mike is busted for murder and rape, while Bridget goes off scot-free.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mike and his friends come across this way.
* TheLastTitle: The title.
* LineOfSightName: Bridget comes up with the alias Wendy Kroy after gazing at a poster of New York in the mirror.
* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Mike and Bridget have sex in a car and against the wire fence outside a bar. Deleted scenes show them doing it on the floor and in a school gym they broke into
* ManipulativeBastard: Bridget will stop at ''nothing'' to escape Clay, and then have her revenge on him, and then get away with it. Even to the point of sweet-talking Mike into helping her in a massive phone scam (if it ''is'' a scam...)--and eventually, [[spoiler: into ruining Mike's life completely.]]
* MiscarriageOfJustice: [[spoiler:The ending implies that Mike will spend the rest of his life in prison for Bridget's crimes.]]
%%* ThePerfectCrime
* OnlyBadGuysCallTheirLawyers: Bridget calls a lawyer to find out how she can get can spend her ill-gotten gains without her husband laying claim to any of it.
* PhoneTraceRace: Performed by Clay and Harlan when Bridget calls.
%%* PrivateDetective: Harlan and Bert.
%%* SmokingIsCool
* TheSociopath: Bridget shows pretty much all of the classic traits. She lies, manipulates, and discards others for her own gain, expresses no remorse for any of her actions -- including at least one murder and ruining another man's life -- requires stimulation by mentally toying with people out of boredom or rather shamelessly using them to get off, and the only time she ever discusses morality she seems to regard it as some alien concept.
* StepfordSuburbia: Bridget stays in one of these when she's on the run.
* TheUnfairSex: Completely and utterly averted.
* TheVamp: Bridget, for sure.
%%* VillainProtagonist: Bridget
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler:Bridget pulls this first at the hospital with the cop and then in the final scene to put the rap on Mike.]]
%%* XanatosSpeedChess: Bridget is a grandmaster.