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Dark Obsession (1989)
"Diamond Skulls" (original title)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  17 June 1991 (USA)
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A group of young British guardsmen have to cover up a hit and run incident that occurred at the end of a night of drunken revelry.

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Lord Hugo Bruckton
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Ginny Bruckton
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Peter Eggleton
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Peter Sands ...
Colonel
David Delve ...
Alec
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Jack
Alexander Clempson ...
Edward
Catherine Livesey ...
Nanny
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Lord Crewne
Ian Carmichael ...
Exeter
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Raul
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Lady Crewne
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Rebecca
Edward Burnham ...
John the Gardener
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Hugo, heir to a fortune, is married to Ginny. They have a young son, and she seems devoted to Hugo, but jealousy wracks him: he imagines her in the arms of a colleague, he spies on her, he rages. One night, after drinking with members of his regiment, he runs his car over a woman: she dies, and all but one of his pals urge him to drive on. Why didn't he stop or swerve? She looked like Ginny. A psychological tug of war ensues: Peter, Hugo's business associate, wants to use the cover-up to leverage power over the estate; Jamie, who's dating Hugo's sister, wants to go to the police. Hugo's family closes ranks. As the police investigation closes in, who wins the power struggle? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The jealousy inside a man's heart . . . can be the deadliest weapon of all

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sensuality and for language | See all certifications »
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17 June 1991 (USA)  »

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$333,811 (USA)
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Steppin' Out
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Music by Bob Morgan
KPM Music Ltd
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empty tale of murder in the British upper classes
21 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film tries to be much more clever than it actually is. An aristocrat, empty and brutal, runs down a woman while the worse for drink at the wheel of his car. The woman resembles his wife more than a little. Murder, or mistake? Gabriel Byrne, in the stage of his career when he was still playing low-lifes, bad guys, and simmering sadists, is OK as the lead character, Hugo. Sexy Amanda Donohoe has another interesting role to set against her big break in 'Castaway' a couple of years earlier, but there is little chemistry between her and Byrne - it can't have been an easy film to do, though.

As a depiction of ruling Britain, 'Diamond Skulls' falls into the trap of showing drunken, orgy-obsessed cretins who serve very little purpose. It tries to be both intellectual and psychological, but Nick Broomfield's direction is muddled and the film is a mess.


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Excellent, disturbing film which deserves to be rediscovered victora87
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