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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:
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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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)


$21,591,728 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


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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References Casablanca (1942) See more »


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Words and Music by Joe Mulherin
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A Stretch.....But Still Entertaining & Worth A Look
13 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a film I thought was unfairly criticized by the national critics. Panned by about everyone, I thought this thriller was pretty good.

Yes, there is one major credibility gap in a key segment which I, too was ridiculous. (How can you make love to your neighbor, even in darkness, and not know who it is?!) Also, there is a clichéd ending, but that's not unusual in films.

Overall, however, I thought it was entertaining and nicely filmed. I'd like to see this on a DVD with a better transfer. The main actors - Kevin Kline, Kevin Spacey, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - were all interesting, especially Spacey's villain character. It was also interesting to E. G. Marshall, who was a big star on television years ago. I'm sorry his role was so short.

The film also had good suspense. All of these are why I think the film is a lot better than it's considered.

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