Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) Poster


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Julia Roberts caused a controversy after she left Abbeville, South Carolina, where the film shot some location work. She said the place was "a living hell" and a "horribly racist" town and she would never return there.
It was Patrick Bergin's idea to use composer Hector Berlioz song, one of his favorite pieces of music, as Martin Burney's song of choice.
Upon its release,it ended the three-month reign of Home Alone atop the box office.
At the time director Joseph Ruben was hired, Kim Basinger was attached to the project as Laura Burney. She ultimately turned down the part, though, feeling she wasn't right for the role.
Features haunting music from Hector Berlioz' "Symphonie Fantastique".
The sign at the carnival reads "Claude Powell's Super Carnival". Claude F. Powell worked on this film as the construction coordinator in the Art Department.
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The name Laura chooses for herself is connected to her past life. The first name of Sarah means Princess, which is what Martin used to call her, and the last name of Waters symbolizes Laura's supposed drowning.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The scene that Ben's students are rehearsing when Martin spies on the class is from the play 'The Seagull' by Anton Chekhov. It is a scene from the final Act of the play when the character of Konstantin is begging the woman he loves, Nina, to be with him. Nina, who does not return his love, rejects him and Konstantin commits suicide shortly afterwards. In parallel, Martin believes himself to love Laura/Sara as much as Konstantin loved Nina and there is a similar scene later in the film when Martin begs Laura/Sara to be with him and she rejects him. Also, like Konstantin, Martin dies of a gunshot wound.

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