One of the more controversial films of 1993, BOXING HELENA became as notorious for what happened behind the scenes as what occurs onscreen. The movie itself has the curious effect of nullifying its own scandal, failing to succeed even on its own, affectedly unorthodox terms.
Dr. Nick Cavanaugh (Julian Sands) is the head surgeon at a major hospital who has survived a traumatic childhood but still suffers from psychological problems. Not the least of them is his obsession with the beautiful Helena (Sherilyn Fenn), who lives nearby and with whom Nick has had a
one-night stand. She's already written off the experience and begun a more consistent relationship with ...