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Consenting Adults (1992)

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
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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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)


$21,591,728 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


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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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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"Come to Papa."

The film stars sexy Kevin Kline and Kevin Spacey, both married and recently becoming next door neighbors. Kevin Kine is supposedly in a happy relationship with his wife (played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, but all hell breaks loose when Kevin Spacey's character sets his new friend up for the murder of his wife so he can collect on a heft insurance policy. Does the criminal justice system in America really let a man who is about to stand trial for a brutal murder out on bail? Do they then let him wander, unsupervised, wherever he pleases? This movie started out great the way it established the growing friendship between two very different couples and then moved into a murder mystery. The acting was first-rate (with the exception of Rebecca Miller can we say boring?) but then the plot defied logic. Further, it is completely unrealistic that a shattered Kevin Kline's wife would have so immediately taken up with Kevin Spacey. By the time the film ended, it felt like a comedy, it was so ridiculous!

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.

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