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Mortal Thoughts (1991)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Joyce 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

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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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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Bruce Willis and Glenne Headly also co-starred in Breakfast of Champions (1999), also directed by Alan Rudolph. Willis and Headly were both born in the same year, 1955, their birthdays are 19th March and 13th March - so they were also born in the same month - respectively, meaning Headly is six days older than Willis. See more »

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Camera crew reflected in the van when Joey drives away from Cynthia. See more »

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James: You take a pencil, a piece of paper, S-U-G-E-R, this is what we need.
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Features Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
By Billy Joel
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a well meaning, well acted and constructive thriller.
14 July 2003 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

with an impressive cast, intelligent dialogue (some improvised) and characters that are commendably well drawn; altman protege director alan rudolph should be commended for making a watchable and thought provoking movie on the subject of marital physical abuse and the retributions of such a hideous and despicable act. the plot mainly revolves around the relationship of a typical working class new jersey couple played by the then married bruce willis and demi moore. all of the situations and characters are totally believable and down to earth unlike other movies on this subject which i think make this head and shoulders above the rest. sterling supporting performances are also given by harvey keitel as the investigating officer and glen headley as demi moore's friend. the flashback sequences are particularly well done and effective and in no way affect the overall tension which is expertly handled throughout and which constantly keeps the viewer on their toes. a movie to be treasured!


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