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Raising Cain (1992) Poster

(1992)

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Brian De Palma: [long steady-cam shot] Police dialogue while walking through building across several levels.
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Star John Lithgow portrays five characters or personalities in this picture. They are Cain, Josh, Nix Senior, Margo, and Dr. Carter Nix.
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First movie in the suspense thriller genre for director Brian De Palma in almost a decade - around eight years to be exact - with his last having being Body Double (1984).
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According to Brian De Palma, the story in the screenplay of Raising Cain was supposed to begin with Jenny's half of the plot.
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The name of the book by eminent child psychologist Dr. Carter Nix (John Lithgow) wrote that became a tele-movie and a best-seller was "Raising Cain: The Creation and Evolution of the Multiple Personality".
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Third and final of three cinema movie collaborations [to date, September 2015] of actor Steven Bauer and director Brian De Palma. The films are Scarface (1983), Body Double (1984) and Raising Cain (1992).
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The long take as Dr. Waldheim, Lt. Terri and Sgt. Cully walk thorough police headquarters when the Dr. keeps wanting to take the wrong hallway, goes down two sets of stairs and takes the elevator down to the basement morgue lasts 4 minutes 14 seconds.
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The only Brian De Palma film produced by his ex wife Gale Anne Hurd.
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Third and final of three cinema movie collaborations [to date, September 2015] of actor John Lithgow and director Brian De Palma. The films are Obsession (1976), Blow Out (1981) and Raising Cain (1992) - each picture made in a different subsequent decade, one each in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
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According to Linda Rasmussen at the 'Allmovie' website, the movie plays "...homage to Alfred Hitchcock, along with Orson Welles and Michael Powell's Peeping Tom (1960)".
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The film was selected to screen in competition at the Venice Film Festival in 1992.
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Third of five collaborations [to date, September 2015] of actor Gregg Henry and director Brian De Palma. The films are Scarface (1983), Body Double (1984), Raising Cain (1992), The Black Dahlia (2006), and Femme Fatale (2002).
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The Los Angeles Times' Kenneth Turan said the film is "...a reworking of Michael Powell's brilliantly twisted thriller Peeping Tom (1960), with elements of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) and [director Brian] De Palma's own Sisters (1972) thrown in..."
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One of numerous collaborations of director Brian De Palma and music composer Pino Donaggio.
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Actor John Lithgow appears at times in drag in this movie as he had previously but completely in a role around a decade earlier in The World According to Garp (1982) for which he had been Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actor but lost out to Louis Gossett Jr. for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982).
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