Film: The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981

Frank Chambers drifts into a dusty town in rural California, looking for a good meal. At a diner there he finds Cora, a beautiful woman who is married to an old Greek immigrant named Nick. Frank and Cora have a passionate affair. Cora's stuck in a rut, and she wants to start over. They could start a new life together if they could just get rid of Nick. Can Frank and Nora get away with it?

The Postman Always Rings Twice was adapted for a second time in 1981. What's best remembered is Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange's table scene.

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