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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Kessler
Ms. Kennsinger
Dennis Riley
Lester Adams
Earl Leemus
William Duff-Griffin ...
Dr. George Sullivan
David Bowe ...
Dr. Matthew Robertson
Ms. Worthington
Michael Hatt ...
Neighbor Boy


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


Deception. Betrayal. Murder. Some things you never see coming. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)


$46,044,636 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bill Pullman and Peter Gallagher would later costar as brothers in the romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping (1995). See more »


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 »


Mrs. Kennsinger: Welcome to the game.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »


Written and Performed by Spin Doctors (as Spin Doctors)
Courtesy of Epic / Associated Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Malicious Twists But Sadly Contrived Plot
23 December 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Becker's 'Malice' is a little bit of a mixed bag. First of all, there are two stories that hardly have anything to do with each other, one being about a serial killer raping and murdering collegegirls and another about a married couple and a doctor. Sorkin is a gifted writer as is evident in his work for TV but somehow the plot of 'Malice' is a bit contrived, messy and the screenplay lacks depth. The story would have been far more effective if the characters were better developed. There are plenty of twists and suspense but the surprise turns are a little out of place and it is hard to understand the motivation behind the characters' actions. For instance, why would Kidman's character allow herself to get so severely ill and risk her own life in the hands of someone else? Yet, 'Malice' is an entertaining thriller. The plot might be confusing at times but the performances are good, the dialogues are solid and it is technically well executed. The soundtrack flows well and some of the visuals are brilliant. Nicole Kidman is wonderful in spite of a poorly written character. Bill Pullman is great as the naive, passive, boring, pushover husband. Alec Baldwin, who plays Andy's counterpart is equally good. The supporting cast includes talented names life Anne Bancroft, Peter Gallagher, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bebe Neuarth but their screen time is limited. Bancroft stands out followed by Neuwarth and Gallagher. Overall, 'Malice' is a good enough fun watch if one is looking for something with a little but of suspense, clever dialogue and good acting but there's not much else to look forward to.

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