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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
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Gloria, James' Mother
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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 ...
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Leonid Merzon ...
Yuri
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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$19,018,321
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Original Director Claude Kerven was fired before filming began, and was eventually replaced by Alan Rudolph. See more »

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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 »

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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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JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
Written by Billy Joel (uncredited)
Performed by Billy Joel
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Under rated movie
20 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

I caught this on TV last night, and decided to give it a go because it started Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.

Cynthia (Moore) comes forward to talk to detective John (Harvey Keitel) about the murder of her best friend's husband. The story is told as a series of flashbacks... James (Willis) was a bullying, physically abusive husband. His wife Joyce has, on a number of occasions, expressed her intention to kill him.

All the cast do a fine job, Glenne Headly slightly over does it with her accent, but it's only a minor gripe. Willis is solid as the sleazy violent husband, Keitel does what is required of him and then, there is Moore. This was the second of three Box Office disappointments she made inbetween the success of Ghost and A Few Good Men.

It's a shame this never found an audience as Moore puts in a really good performance

For me, Demi Moore remains one of the most talented and beautiful women in movies, and her sexiness is in rare supply. Any movie becomes promising just by having her name in it's cast.


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