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Consenting Adults (1992)

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Richard and Priscilla Parker's lives take a turn for the better when Eddy and Kay move into the house next door. Eddy's a risk taker and shows his new neighbours how to enjoy life at the ... See full summary »

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Richard Parker
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Priscilla Parker
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Eddy Otis
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Kay Otis
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David Duttonville
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George Gordon
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Lori Parker
Billie Neal ...
Annie Duttonville
Benjamin Hendrickson ...
Jimmy Schwartz
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ...
Dr. Pettering (as Lonnie Smith)
Joe Mulherin ...
Bo
Rick Hinkle ...
Singer in Mahoney's Band
Artis Edwards Jr. ...
Atlanta Police Officer
Jerry Campbell ...
Prison Guard
Ginny Parker ...
Martha
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Richard and Priscilla Parker's lives take a turn for the better when Eddy and Kay move into the house next door. Eddy's a risk taker and shows his new neighbours how to enjoy life at the expense of a rule or convention or two. What Richard doesn't realise is that Eddy's little games are just a prelude to something that's intended to destroy his neighbours' lives. Written by Rob Hartill

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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.


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Rated R for sexuality, and for violence and language | See all certifications »
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16 October 1992 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,591,728 (USA)
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Eddy Otis: Most people will never know what it's like to drive a boat at 100 miles per hour. Go to Jamaica for the weekend see the Grand Canyon from a hot air balloon. See what I'm saying, without money, you shrivel up.
Priscilla Parker: So how do you explain all those shriveled up rich people?
Eddy Otis: I'll tell you how, because those people, they know how to make money, but they don't know how to spend it. Getting money's easy.
Priscilla Parker: We have to talk...
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No Headstone On My Grave
Words and Music by Charlie Rich
Produced by Joe Mulherin
Performed by Suzie Rose (as Q Rose)
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Sophie's non-choice
24 October 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This is odd. The director and co-star of "Sophie's Choice" teamed up again and made one of the most confusing movies. Kevin Kline and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio play a laid-back couple whose new neighbors (Kevin Spacey and Rebecca Miller) aren't quite what they seem. Spacey's role gives a faint hit of Lester Burnham, but there's no real way to compare "Consenting Adults" with "American Beauty". The movie is just weird. I'm befuddled as to how Alan J. Pakula, the man behind "Klute", "The Parallax View", "All the President's Men" and "Sophie's Choice", could fall down to this. Admittedly, not everyone can have a perfect record, but something as low-quality as this? Just bizarre.


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