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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio starred together, the first was The January Man (1989). See more »


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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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »


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Written and Produced by Joe Mulherin
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hitchcockesque tragedy
18 March 2002 | by (vashon) – See all my reviews

highly underrated. spacey provides a top notch performance, as does the rest of the cast. there is a solid chemistry between all the players which far outshadows any scripting weakness. this is a very good film, with several plot twists and great pacing.

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