Film: Boxing Helena

Boxing Helena is a 1993 film directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch (the daughter of David Lynch) and starring Julian Sands and Sherilyn Fenn.

Surgeon Nick Cavanaugh is obsessed with a beautiful woman named Helena. He tries to convince her that they need each other, but she rejects his advances. Then one day, Helena gets run over by a car, causing Nick to hold her captive at his mansion, where he amputates her legs and arms. Things go completely bizarre once the plot unfolds.

A notorious flop and a Creator Killer / Star-Derailing Role for both Lynch and Fenn—Lynch waited fifteen years for her next directing gig and Fenn's movie career sputtered to a halt not long after.

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