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Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1991)

R  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  19 June 1993 (South Korea)
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A murder mystery writer misreads the nervous man he bullies in a spooky Hollywood mansion.


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A murder mystery writer misreads the nervous man he bullies in a spooky Hollywood mansion.

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19 June 1993 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Ahol alvó kutyák hevernek  »

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Slow, obvious thriller.
10 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

The script telegraphs all of its "surprises", the direction is strictly by-the-numbers and Dylan McDermott is a bland lead. There are only two noteworthy elements in this movie: the dangerous, edgy intensity Tom Sizemore brings to his role, and a couple of steamy moments provided by Sharon Stone, who was then at her best-looking phase; at one point she actually says to McDermott: "Don't fret, you 'll get the check in a week and you can have me now". Now that's what I call a GOOD DEAL. (**)

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