Consenting Adults (1992)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  16 October 1992 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Parker
Priscilla Parker
Eddy Otis
Kay Otis
David Duttonville
George Gordon
Lori Parker
Billie Neal ...
Annie Duttonville
Benjamin Hendrickson ...
Jimmy Schwartz
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ...
Dr. Pettering (as Lonnie Smith)
Joe Mulherin ...
Rick Hinkle ...
Singer in Mahoney's Band
Artis Edwards Jr. ...
Atlanta Police Officer
Jerry Campbell ...
Prison Guard
Ginny Parker ...


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 »




Release Date:

16 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gewagtes Spiel  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)


$21,591,728 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the second film that Kevin Kline and director Alan J. Pakula worked on together, the first was Sophie's Choice (1982). See more »


Priscilla Parker: Lori is in hell Richard, and I can't save you both.
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Remade as Ajnabee (2001) See more »


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Written and Produced by Joe Mulherin
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A case of murder, with clever beginning but un-clever, unsatisfying resolution.
24 April 2000 | by (Montgomery Village, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Kevin Kline is cleverly framed for the murder of his best friend's wife, with a seemingly airtight case against him. Equal cleverness in working out this story seemed called for. Instead, the frame-up basically unravels by improbable happenstance and concludes with trite Hollywood-isms, finally throwing in the towel with a few assault-weapon blasts. Real subtle, yes?

Not too bad a way to pass the time, but ultimately a let-down.

Fans of Forest Whitaker ("The Crying Game") will be pleased to see this talented actor appearing as a very southern, shy, soft-spoken insurance investigator.

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