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Past Midnight (1991)

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A man gets out of prison after 15 years for stabbing his wife to death, and his social worker becomes convinced he was innocent. As she researches his case, and interviews other people who ... See full summary »






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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Mathews
Kibibi Monie ...
Dorothy Coleman
Lee Samuels
Kathy Tudor
Ted D'Arms ...
Bill Tudor
Larry Canipe
Todd Canipe
Carlton Daniels
Delivery Man
Dr. Zastoupil
Detective Allan Tobias
Sarah Magnuson ...
Gerrie Graymark
Paul Mitri ...


A man gets out of prison after 15 years for stabbing his wife to death, and his social worker becomes convinced he was innocent. As she researches his case, and interviews other people who were involved, she begins to fall in love with him, as her friends warn her that he's dangerous. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Past Passion. Past Terror. Past Murder.


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20 June 1992 (Japan)  »

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Coupable  »

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1.85 : 1
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After significantly re-writing the script, Quentin Tarantino was given an associate producer credit on the film (his first official screen credit). The film features a number of Tarantino's trademark pop cultural references. For example, in reference to a Peeping Tom-like recording of a murder, a cop says "It makes Nightmare on Elm Street look like Charlotte's Web." See more »


Shortly after the two cops take Ben away, and Todd is in the house getting ready to kill Laura, the detective calls her and she pretends he is her father so that he realizes there is something wrong. He tells her that help is on the way. The two cops come back and are killed by Todd. The detective never calls back when the cops don't check in to say they caught Todd. See more »


Todd Canipe: [Having just shot a pair of cops] Woah I got'em Ben, I got'em both don't move you stay there... you be safe... I'm back in and finish her off
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »


Words and Music by Mike Booth and Katherine Anne Porter
Performed by Mike Booth
Switchblade Music (BMI)
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A Better Grade of B Movie
5 January 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Whilst this film is not going to re-invent the Suspense/Thriller genre it views as one that could have been an A movie with a little more money and a bit of promotion. Certainly not with a change of cast. The twists, the developing romantic theme, all make this worth your viewing time. Rutger Hauer has his own unique brand of acting and Natasha Richardson can not only act but is rather cute.

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