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Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet shop owner and part time private detective Gus Klein who is supposedly done some work for him prior to the accident. Klein helps Merrick to find out more about his past and true identity. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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A love he can't forget. A murder he can't remember.


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Rated R for sensuality, language and violence | See all certifications »

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11 October 1991 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,511,031 (USA)
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One of a cycle of thrillers made during the early 1990s which were set around husband and wife characters. The films include Malice (1993), Deceived (1991), Shattered (1991), Mortal Thoughts (1991), Consenting Adults (1992), Unlawful Entry (1992), Presumed Innocent (1990), Guilty as Sin (1993), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) and A Kiss Before Dying (1991). See more »

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During the chase in the woods, the right front hubcap comes off of the Dodge, but it's back in the next shot. See more »

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Dan Merrick: It's me. Dan Merrick it's Dan Merrick
[Gus shines his torch at Dan Merrick's dead face]
Gus Klein: Oh, God.
[Dan staring astonishingly at Dan Merrick]
Gus Klein: This is insane... you must be... Jack Stanton
[he drops Dan's body and collapsed]
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Shattered Past / Clever Twist!
20 July 2011 | by (Santa Clara, CA) – See all my reviews

Pretty clever mystery that will leave you gasping when the shocking twist is revealed. Tightly woven together, Wolfgang Peterson delivers a smart story about Dan Merrick, a San Francisco businessman who can't remember his past after surviving a horrific car crash. While recovering at his lovely secluded home, Dan discovers his adoring wife Judith, played by Greta Scacchi, is cheating with another man. Dan sets forth to discover that all is not what is seems to be. Bob Hoskins as Gus, the pet shop owner / part time private eye, gives a wonderful performance as well as Joanne Whalley, who knows much more than she ever wanted to know about Dan. Slick scoring by Alan Silvestri, knock out sets, and direction make this mystery / thriller a winner!


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