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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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

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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$19,018,321 (USA)
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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: You take a pencil, a piece of paper, S-U-G-E-R, this is what we need.
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Remade as Anything That Moves (1992) See more »

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JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
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Well-done mystery/character-study doomed by that terrible title!
7 April 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Two best friends who work together in a beauty salon are involved in the death of one's abusive husband; police investigate and question the girls, but get conflicting stories. Anytime talk gets around to the career of Demi Moore, inevitably someone else will ask, "What was the name of that movie where Bruce Willis got killed and she played the beautician?" This picture got seen, but not by many, and that's a shame because it's effectively stylish, creepy and perceptive. Moore and Glenne Headly (in her best performance yet) are amazing, and Willis is excellent too in support. Lots of quiet tension and unease that brings about a palpable feeling of menace and suspense. I found it quite impressive. *** from ****


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