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Malice (1993)

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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Dr. Kessler
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Dennis Riley
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Lester Adams
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Dr. George Sullivan
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Tanya
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Paula Bell
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Dr. Matthew Robertson
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Ms. Worthington
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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

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A thriller from the Director of "Sea of Love" See more »


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

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1 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Bodily Harm  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,232,650, 3 October 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,044,636
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1 of 2 films from Harold Becker which was scored by the late great Jerry Goldsmith. The second was City Hall 3 years later with Becker's star from Sea of Love, Al Pacino. See more »

Goofs

When Andy and Tracy go smashing through the banister, the CPR dummy which Tracy is holding is dropped on the ground. However, moments later, the dummy is shown propped up against the banister. See more »

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Jed: Bad things happen to good people all the time, Andy, for no reason what-so-ever...
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Spoofed in Drawn Together: Terms of Endearment (2006) See more »

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LITTLE MISS CAN'T BE WRONG
Written and Performed by Spin Doctors (as Spin Doctors)
Courtesy of Epic / Associated Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Slick, Supsensful, Mystery Thriller!
25 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Malice is a very gripping mysterious thriller! The opening scene's haunting music will stay with you forever and draw you into a roller coaster ride of suspense, drama, and deceit.

The film revolves around a couple who's lives become interwoven by a mysterious and arrogant surgeon who manipulates and cons his way into their lives with little surprises around every turn. Harold Becker's directing is superb in setting the mood and pacing of the film. There are dramatic moments and secrets in the story that will keep you captivated until the very end. Watch for outstanding performances by Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, and Bill Pullman, as well as a powerful supporting role by Ann Bancroft.

Malice is very difficult to review without giving away parts of the movie, so I will not go into great detail. It's the uncertainties in the movie that make it one to remember. See it, you will not be disappointed! The background musical score is one of the most memorable that I have heard in any movie. Malice is a tale of arrogance, power, mystery, and deception, that must be seen and will be long remembered after the final credits roll.

This is a very fine film that does not get the credit that it deserves!


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