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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 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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16 October 1992 (USA)  »

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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 director Alan J. Pakula worked on together, the first was Sophie's Choice (1982). 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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Cheek To Cheek
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Kevin Spacey
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A Decent Thriller!
1 April 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Alan J. Pakula's 'Consenting Adults' is A Decent Thriller! It has some catchy moments & convincing performances working for it.

'Consenting Adults' Synopsis: A man is falsely accused of murdering his neighbor's wife.

'Consenting Adults' has its share of minuses, but what makes most of the goings-on work, is its brisk Screenplay Written by Matthew Chapman. It has some good, catchy moments, that are note-worthy. Alan J. Pakula's is perfect. Cinematography is good.

Performance-Wise: Kevin Kline is excellent. Has there ever been a better scene-stealer? Kevin Spacey makes a good menace, although he's been better. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is fabulous in a performance that ranks amongst her finest to date. Rebecca Miller is highly effective. Forest Whitaker is believable.

On the whole, 'Consenting Adults' has merits.


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