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A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.

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Jed
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Dana
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Dr. Kessler
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Ms. Kennsinger
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Dennis Riley
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Lester Adams
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Earl Leemus
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Dr. George Sullivan
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Tanya
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Dr. Matthew Robertson
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Ms. Worthington
Michael Hatt ...
Neighbor Boy
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Storyline

A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches children, Andy's a college professor. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know it all" doctor. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Her doctor wasn't playing God. He thought he was God. See more »


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Rated R for sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bodily Harm  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,402,330 (UK) (14 January 1994)

Gross:

£2,823,432 (UK) (4 February 1994)
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Trivia

The original title was "Damages". See more »

Goofs

When Andy visits the house by the cliff, the back door is swinging wildly in the wind. However, the pouring rain comes down perfectly sraight. See more »

Quotes

Tracy: Ask God how many shots of bourbon he had before he cut me open.
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Connections

Features Lensman (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

LITTLE MISS CAN'T BE WRONG
Written and Performed by The Spin Doctors (as Spin Doctors)
Courtesy of Epic / Associated Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Better Once Than Never.
11 September 2003 | by (New York, United States) – See all my reviews

Malice is a movie for a subtle change in the mood. An attractive, delving, slow plot is enough to render you time for a bathroom break in between and a couple errands around your TV room but still keep you interested. The ending twist is what's bound to raise your eyebrow, maybe a twitch, but it will. Aaron Sorkin and Jonas McCord bring about their ability to utilize free time into this script, though it's not epic or anything, but they got you by a finger. Performances aren't anywhere close to laudable but their appearances, especially Nicole Kidman, are enchanting enough. Do remember to send your kids off around before Kidman & Pullman's bed scene. One aspect that nettled me was poor dialogues, weren't as good as they were needed in a thriller like this, and maybe a tad more enthusiasm from director Harold Becker would have gone a long way.

Check out the synopsis section for a better view on the film. Overall I'd give it 6 out of 10 for a good one time watch. You wouldn't be compelled to buy the DVD or anything, but maybe watch it again on one of the TV channels if sighted. There were some scenes that disable you to watch it with your kids, but who wants to watch a thriller starring Alec Baldwin with kids, right? So go on, it's okay, grab your husband/wife, get a bowl of chips or popcorn and click play at around 10pm. It'll make your night, maybe right after 10 minutes or so into the film.


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