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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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David Duttonville
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George Gordon
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Lori Parker
Billie Neal ...
Annie Duttonville
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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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Gewagtes Spiel  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,591,728 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Hollywood's Fear of Love (1993) See more »

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Cheek To Cheek
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Kevin Spacey
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not good. . .
5 October 1999 | by (Northampton, MA) – See all my reviews

. . .but the weirdest thing is - it is eerily similar to the Aykroyd/Belushi film "Neighbors." Heavily derided in it's time, it matters not whether you liked it, it had some really weird elements to it. NOW - take out the weird elements and leave a basic plot: "Exciting" guy with a bad bleach-job and his sexy wife move in next door to thoroughly-mundane guy and his attractive wife; who, by the way have a sexless marriage. Kline/Belushi are set up as "marks" immediately, and almost as immediately the new neighbors begin a contrived "seduction of the innocent". Soon, the mundane guy finds himself trapped in an existential hell of Blondie's making(Spacey/Aykroyd). Well. Consenting Adults is not a good movie - or even interesting. Spacey gives a charismatic performance as usual, but the script lacks any originality. This was another entry in the ". . .from Hell" high-concept series of scripts from the early-90's. Babysitter. . .Cop. . .Neighbor. . .Dentist. ..I wish I could say that the best parts of this film ended up on the editing room floor - considering the cast - but there's no way this script was ever anything but stale.


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