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Past Midnight -- A smart and sexy social worker falls for her client, a man paroled after fifteen years in prison for the murder of his pregnant wife. The social worker begins to uncover inconsistencies in the policerecords that may or may not prove his innocence.
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Writer (WGA):
Frank Norwood (written by)
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Release Date:
20 June 1992 (Japan) See more »
Past Passion. Past Terror. Past Murder.
A man gets out of prison after 15 years for stabbing his wife to death, and his social worker becomes convinced he was innocent... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rutger Hauer ... Ben Jordan

Natasha Richardson ... Laura Mathews

Clancy Brown ... Steve Lundy
Kibibi Monie ... Dorothy Coleman

Tom Wright ... Lee Samuels

Dana Eskelson ... Kathy Tudor
Ted D'Arms ... Bill Tudor

Paul Giamatti ... Larry Canipe

Guy Boyd ... Todd Canipe

Charles Boswell ... Carlton Daniels

Brian T. Finney ... Delivery Man

Krisha Fairchild ... Dr. Zastoupil

Ernie Lively ... Detective Allan Tobias
Sarah Magnuson ... Gerrie Graymark
Paul Mitri ... Policeman

David Frederick White ... Policeman (as Dave White)
Nancy Bevis ... Social Worker
Claude Bowman ... Social Worker
Sheila Gould ... Social Worker
Susan Maralis ... Social Worker (as Susan Morales)
Jane Riese ... Social Worker
Martha Stevens ... Super-8 Film Victim
Carol Karch ... Super-8 Film Victim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sue Morales ... Social Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Jan Eliasberg 
Writing credits
Frank Norwood (written by)

Produced by
Lisa M. Hansen .... producer
Paul Hertzberg .... executive producer
Catalaine Knell .... associate producer
Nancy Rae Stone .... co-producer
Quentin Tarantino .... associate producer
Original Music by
Steve Bartek 
Cinematography by
Robert D. Yeoman 
Film Editing by
Christopher Rouse 
Casting by
Paul Adler 
Alison Roth 
Jodi Rothfield 
Production Design by
Sharon Seymour 
Costume Design by
Ronald Leamon 
Makeup Department
Keith Hall .... makeup department head
Michael White .... key hair stylist
Art Department
Benjamin Hayden .... lead man
Michael McCombe .... head greensman
Sound Department
Tom Condon .... boom operator
Robert Marts .... production sound mixer
Glenn Newnham .... sound editor
Terry Rodman .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Rodman .... supervising sound editor
David Boushey .... stunts
Phil Chong .... stunts
Shane Dixon .... stunts
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunts (as Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon)
Chris Durand .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Lambert)
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts (as Billy Lucas)
Spiro Razatos .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark L. Anderson .... additional second assistant camera
Ken Glassing .... second assistant camera
Stephen Les .... grip
Don Mosley .... lighting technician (as Donald Ray Mosley)
Gregory D. Smith .... grip
Chris Thornton .... first company grip
Eric Thomas .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Henry Earl Lewis .... costume supervisor
Location Management
Vicky Berglund-Davenport .... location manager
Music Department
Andrew Lancaster .... music editor
Transportation Department
Rick Wiley .... driver: camera car
Other crew
Kathi McKenzie .... assistant production coordinator
Sam Montiforte .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Quentin Tarantino .... developer (uncredited)

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Italy:100 min | USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:They were others before her. And they all had these bellies these big round bellies.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Dark Passage (1947)See more »
AM I LOSING YOU?See more »


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13 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Not The Usual Rugged Rutger, 5 July 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This turned out to be more of a women's romance-soap-suspense film than what I hoped it was....simply a tense thriller. Yes, the final 20 minutes were suspenseful but much of the previous 75 bordered on being just plain tedious.

Ruter Hauer was a little too subdued, not playing his normal intense character. Natasha Richardson sports somewhat of a dumb look most of the time and her character was very unappealing.

The story is so-so. It's not as bad as I'm making out, but it sure isn't anything I'd watch again, and the back of the VHS describing this movie was misleading.

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