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Mortal Thoughts (1991)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  19 April 1991 (USA)
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Cynthia comes forward to talk to detective John about the murder of her best friend's husband. The story is told as a series of flashbacks... James was a bullying, verbally and physically ... See full summary »

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Joyce Urbanski
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James Urbanski
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Arthur Kellogg
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Det. John Woods
Billie Neal ...
Det. Linda Nealon
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Dominic, Joyce's Father
Karen Shallo ...
Gloria, James' Mother
Crystal Field ...
Jeanette, Joyce's Mother
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Aunt Rita (as Maryanne Leone)
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Usher (as Marc Tantillo)
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Pat, Cynthia's Mother
Christopher Scotellaro ...
Joey, James' Brother
Ron J. Amodea ...
Band Leader
Leonid Merzon ...
Yuri
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Storyline

Cynthia comes forward to talk to detective John about the murder of her best friend's husband. The story is told as a series of flashbacks... James was a bullying, verbally and physically abusive husband. His wife Joyce has, on a number of occasions, expressed her intention to kill him. One night when all three are at the fair, Joyce has a row with James, and Cynthia helps James back to the van. But later he was found dead... Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Murder is a secret that should never be shared.

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Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, momentary violence, and for some drug content | See all certifications »
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19 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pensamientos mortales  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$19,018,321 (USA)
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The film's title refers to Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth' (Act I, Scene 5), in which Lady Macbeth invokes the powers of darkness in preparation for committing murder: "Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here / And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full / Of direst cruelty..." See more »

Goofs

While Cynthia and Arthur are alone in the house arguing about the murder, you can briefly see a person in a white t-shirt (not a character in the movie) sitting to the left in the dark in the room behind Arthur. See more »

Quotes

James: Where's Mr. Morehead?
Joyce: Who?
James: You know, Mr Morehead.
Joyce: Who's that?
James: Arthur, got more head than hair.
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My review for Mortal Thoughts
19 May 2006 | by (Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

Mortal Thoughts stars Demi Moore and her husband at that time, Bruce Willis. I was instantly intrigued by this film. The storyline is fantastic and the casting is superb (although I would say that as Bruce Willis is my favourite actor!) I was impressed by the acting, particularly Harvey Keitel, who plays police detective John Woods. Willis is also very good as evil and abusive husband Jim. He is very convincing and instantly hateable. Although the film contains some disturbing scenes, it is exciting and tense throughout, with an impressive and unexpected twist at the end. Set in New Jersey, the directing is also good, with flashing images and slow motion effects. A creepy but enjoyable film from beginning to end, and well worth the watch!


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