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Mortal Thoughts (1991)

Two detectives interrogated a hairdresser on two homicides she may or may not have been involved in.

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Arthur Kellogg
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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

The hairdresser, wife and mother Cynthia Kellogg is in police department being interrogated by the experienced detective John Woods and his partner, Detective Linda Nealon. Through flashbacks, she reveals how her best friend and colleague Joyce Urbanski married the scum and nasty James Urbanski; how hard Joyce's life with James was; and why Joyce became a criminal. The smart detective finds some contradictions in her statement and presses Cynthia, trying to disclose the truth of two murders. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Murder is a secret that should never be shared.

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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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Trivia

The James Urbanski role was only a tiny part in the film until Bruce Willis agreed to do the film. See more »

Goofs

Camera crew reflected in the van when Joey drives away from Cynthia. 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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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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KUNG FU FIGHTING
Written by Carl Douglas (uncredited) and Biddu (uncredited)
Performed by Carl Douglas
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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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