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Jennifer Eight (1992)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  6 November 1992 (USA)
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John Berlin
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Freddy Ross
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John Taylor
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Margie Ross
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Citrine
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St. Anne
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Nicholas Love ...
Bisley
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Paul Bates ...
Venables
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Goodridge
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Blattis (as Lenny Von Dohlen)
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Bobby Rose
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Amanda
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Storyline

A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose and only John knows it. Written by Rob Hartill

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Rated R for violence and terror, and for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,390,479 (USA)
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Director Bruce Robinson wanted composer Christopher Young to write the score for the film and the studio rejected him because of his lack of credits at that point. The studio then hired Maurice Jarre to write the music for the film who was their "lucky charm" after the success of films such as Ghost, Almost an Angel and School Ties and did not get along with Robinson, who felt that Jarre's music for the film did not fit what he was aiming for with the story. Young would be hired and after the first recording session, the studio backed off and agreed to the choice. See more »

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When Berlin is searching through Taylor's filing cabinet, his hands jump in position while flipping through the folders just before he finds the folder marked "Jennifer". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Travis: You can drive down there, sir.
Freddy Ross: I'm already walking. Where is it?
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Handy Man
by Otis Blackwell & Jimmy Jones
Performed by Del Shannon
Courtesy of Mole Hole Records
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Very underrated gem
17 November 2007 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

"Jennifer Eight" is one of those movies that flies under the radar. For whatever reason, it never got the accolades I feel it deserves. It is a beautifully filmed, haunting movie that showcases some very fine performances. Uma Thurman is remarkable as the blind Helena, and one would be hard pressed to find fault with her very realistic performance as the would-be next victim for the serial killer. Likewise, Andy Garcia, is excellent as the tough, big city cop who is working through his own personal issues. One of the most compelling performances is that of John Malkovich. Arguably one of the best actors we have today, his commanding depiction of the hard-grilling FBI man is superb, and worth the watch just for his few cameos alone. But don't get me wrong. This movie is very, very good. It will leave you guessing to the end. Overall, beautiful cinematography, beautiful score, great thriller. Highly recommend this underrated gem. Very much worth the viewing.


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