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Mike Church is a Los Angeles private detective who specializes in finding missing persons. He takes on the case of a mystery woman who he calls Grace. She is suffering from amnesia and has ... See full summary »

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Mike Church is a Los Angeles private detective who specializes in finding missing persons. He takes on the case of a mystery woman who he calls Grace. She is suffering from amnesia and has no memories of her own. She keeps having nightmares involving the murder of a pianist, Margaret, by her husband Roman Strauss in the late 1940s. In an attempt to solve the mystery about these nightmares, Church seeks the help of Madson who is an antiques dealer with the gift of hypnosis. The hypnosis sessions will soon begin to reveal some surprises. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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A Mystery About True Love...And Certain Death. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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30 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Split Personality  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$38,020,000 (USA)
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Trivia

When we first meet Mike Church, he's parked on the wrong side of the street. Most people thought this was a nod to Kenneth Branagh's British heritage. The real reason is because Branagh wanted a number of LA skyscrapers visible in the background. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, the newspaper stories (other than the obvious headlines) consist of the same five paragraphs printed 37 times in succession. See more »

Quotes

Grace: [having accidentally shot Mike] I just shot him...
Franklyn Madson: Thank you!
[looks at Mike, then back at her]
Franklyn Madson: Less work for Frankie!
[Grace tries to shoot Franklyn but the gun jams]
Franklyn Madson: [sighs] Antiques!
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Crazy Credits

Jo Anderson and Patrick Doyle are each credited twice for their dual roles in this movie. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Kenneth Branagh is alive again.
10 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Trying to work à la Hitchcock is a very perilous task:Kenneth Branagh walks out with honors.The numerous influences and nods are interesting:"Notorious" "Rebecca" "Spellbound" "Vertigo""dial M for murder" come to mind but there are certainly more...Brannagh is a pupil who assimilates things easily.He's helped by a stellar cast:his then-wife Emma Thompson,really beautiful,Hanna Shygulla ,in an underwritten part ,Robin Williams,Campbell Scott,Andy Garcia -You want to stop smoking?Have a look at his last scene!-.... The marvelously far-fetched plot grabs the audience till the very end as the two stories meet.Brannagh and Thompson succeeded in creating two characters each .The director cleverly uses in turn color (present) and black and white (past).The finale in the flat where the amnesic girl keeps her surrealist works (a la Dali,like in "spellbound" ) is grand guignol at its best.That's entertainment!


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