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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,591,728 (USA)
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This was the second film that Kevin Kline and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio starred together, the first was The January Man (1989). See more »

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Eddy Otis: [Talking to Richard] Let me tell you something: I can't remember when I've liked a guy as much as I like you. But the truth of the matter is, you're a wimp. You think you can be alive without taking risks. That's why you end up living this 50% existence when there's 100% waiting, out there, to be had. You're full of fear. Your life is choked. You... you write jingles when you'd rather be doing albums. You do it for money, but you're always in debt. You want to make love to my wife, but you're ...
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Remade as Ajnabee (2001) See more »

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Looking Back
Words and Music by Clyde Otis, Brock Benson and Belford Hendricks
Produced by Joe Mulherin
Performed by Suzie Rose (as Q Rose)
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Starts Good, Ends Bad
3 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie had been in my Netflix Queue for sometime and I decided to give it a watch after meeting Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio in person (very gracious lady). Anyway, I'd seen the film before, but it had been many years. After viewing it again this time around, I came to the same conclusion. The first half of the story is very engaging and interesting. Kevin Spacey is brilliant in one of his early roles. Mastrontonio and Kline are also very appealing. You like the characters and you care about them. However, the second half of the film, the "thriller" portion, is so lame and unrealistic that I completely lost interest. It's as if the writers simply gave up on how to finish this film off. They created very interesting characters, set up a nice story, but the story didn't have anyplace interesting to go. I'd love for someone to try a rewrite of this thing. Anyway, not much going on here with this film. The only relevance it has is if you are a Spacey, Kline, or Mastrontonio fan. Rating 5 of 10 stars and that is being somewhat kind.


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