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Proof (1991)

R  |   |  Drama  |  20 March 1992 (USA)
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The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Geneviève Picot ...
Celia (as Genevieve Picot)
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Heather Mitchell ...
Mother
Jeffrey Walker ...
Daniel Pollock ...
Punk
Frankie J. Holden ...
Brian
Frank Gallacher ...
Vet
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Waitress
Belinda Davey ...
Doctor
Cliff Ellen ...
Cemetery Caretaker
Tania Uren ...
Customer
Robert James O'Neill ...
Hoon
Anthony Rawling ...
Hoon
Darko Tuscan ...
Hoon
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Storyline

Black comedy about a blind man, Martin, who takes photographs as "proof" that the world really is as others describe it to him. The film explores his antagonistic relationships with Celia, who cleans and cooks for him and habitually rearranges the furniture in the house, and with Andy, a mate he thinks he can trust. Written by Anonymous

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Before love comes trust. Before trust comes proof. See more »

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Rated R for sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La prueba  »

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Box Office

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$524,668 (USA)
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Trivia

Because his character, Andy, and Hugo Weaving's character, Martin, are supposed to be best mates, Russell Crowe set out to become good mates with Weaving by trying to share common interests. He would soon discover the only common interest they have together is that they are both huge fans of Doctor Who (1963). See more »

Goofs

The first time Martin enters his house, he gets surprised by Celia sitting and making a noise. However, since she is smoking, he could have smelled the smoke as soon as he had opened the door. Later in the movie, he is suggested to have a pretty sensitive nose for a perfume a lady is wearing in the veterinarian's office. See more »

Quotes

[confronts Martin after leaving restaurant]
Andy: You may be blind, but you still have to pay for what you ate.
Martin: I ate nothing. My meal never arrived.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.30 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
(1809) (uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
First Movement played by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Nicholas Braithwaite
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A real blinder of a film!
4 December 2000 | by (Shrewsbury, England) – See all my reviews

Fantastic film with a slight surreal touch, helped by excellent producing that was not heavy handed or schmaltzy, but very human. Superbly acted by the three leads, particularly by Weaving and Picot. Haunting soundtrack to boot and you have a film that should stay with you for quite a while. Best line: I forgot!


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