The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

You can get away with anything. Once.

  • Genre: Crime, Romance, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1981-03-20
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 476 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: CIP Filmproduktion GmbH
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
  • Director: Bob Rafelson
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From 476 Ratings


The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.

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  • Jack Nicholson

    as Frank Chambers
  • Jessica Lange

    as Cora Papadakis
  • John Colicos

    as Nick Papadakis
  • Michael Lerner

    as Mr. Katz
  • John P. Ryan

    as Kennedy
  • Anjelica Huston

    as Madge
  • William Traylor

    as Sackett
  • Thomas Hill

    as Barlow
  • Jon Van Ness

    as Motorcycle Cop
  • Brian Farrell

    as Mortenson
  • Raleigh Bond

    as Insurance Salesman
  • William Newman

    as Man from Home Town
  • Albert Henderson

    as Art Beeman
  • Eugene Peterson

    as Doctor
  • Don Calfa

    as Goebel
  • Louis Turenne

    as Ringmaster
  • Charles B. Jenkins

    as Gas Station Attendant
  • Dick Balduzzi

    as Sign Man #1
  • John Furlong

    as Sign Man #2
  • Sam Edwards

    as Ticket Clerk
  • Betty Cole

    as Grandmother
  • Joni Palmer

    as Granddaughter
  • Ron Flagge

    as Shoeshine Man
  • Lionel Mark Smith

    as Crapshooter
  • Brion James

    as Crapshooter
  • Frank Arno

    as Crapshooter
  • Virgil Frye

    as Crapshooter
  • Kenneth Cervi

    as Crapshooter
  • Chris Rellias

    as Greek Party
  • Theodoros A. Karavidas

    as Greek Party
  • Basil J. Fovos

    as Greek Party
  • Nick Hasir

    as Greek Party
  • Demetrios Liappas

    as Greek Party
  • James O'Connell

    as Judge
  • William H. McDonald

    as Bailiff
  • Elsa Raven

    as Matron
  • Kopi Sotiropulos

    as Greek Mourner
  • Tom Maier

    as Twin Oaks Customer
  • Glenn Shadix

    as Twin Oaks Customer
  • Tani Guthrie

    as Twin Oaks Customer
  • Carolyn Coates

    as Twin Oaks Customer
  • Jim S. Cash

    as Twin Oaks Customer
  • Christopher Lloyd

    as The Salesman
Writing James M. Cain Novel
Directing Bob Rafelson Director
Sound Michael Small Original Music Composer
Production Bob Rafelson Producer
Camera Sven Nykvist Director of Photography
Production Andrew Braunsberg Executive Producer
Production Charles Mulvehill Producer
Writing David Mamet Screenplay
Editing Graeme Clifford Editor
Production Michael Barlow Associate Producer
Production Terry Liebling Casting
Art George Jenkins Production Design
Art Robert Gould Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Dorothy Jeakins Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Dorothy J. Pearl Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Toni-Ann Walker Hairstylist
Production Gerald R. Molen Unit Production Manager
Directing Bill Scott Assistant Director
Directing Nick Marck Second Assistant Director
Sound Bub Asman Sound Effects Editor
Sound Robert G. Henderson Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Sound Nicholas Korda Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Gregg Landaker Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Steve Maslow Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Brian L. McCarty Sound Recordist
Sound Alan Robert Murray Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Art Rochester Sound Mixer
Sound Norman B. Schwartz Dialogue Editor
Sound Richard Thornton Boom Operator
Sound Bill Varney Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Brooke Henderson Ward Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Jerry D. Williams Special Effects
Crew Bruno Van Zeebroeck Special Effects
Crew Jan Aaris Special Effects
Art Joseph Hurley Assistant Art Director
Art Donald Krafft Leadman
Art William Maldonado Construction Coordinator
Art Ray Mercer Jr. Property Master
Art Arthur Shippee Assistant Property Master
Art William Ladd Skinner Set Designer
Production Barbara Lambertson Extras Casting
Costume & Make-Up Tony Faso Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Mina Mittelman Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Eric H. Sandberg Costumer
Editing Tim Tobin Assistant Editor