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

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Dr. Martin Kessler
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Ms. Worthington
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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 »


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)

Gross:

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

Movie was originally intended to be filmed at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. But after reviewing the script treatment, the college president at the time declined (at the last minute), due to the "serial rapist" element. The movie was then quickly moved to Smith College in Northampton, MA. Smith only agreed as long as the college name was changed. See more »

Goofs

Paula Bell's dead body is obviously a fake mannequin by noticing the face, shiny skin and the solid hand See more »

Quotes

Jed: I have an M.D. from Harvard, I am board certified in cardio-thoracic medicine and trauma surgery, I have been awarded citations from seven different medical boards in New England, and I am never, ever sick at sea. So I ask you; when someone goes into that chapel and they fall on their knees and they pray to God that their wife doesn't miscarry or that their daughter doesn't bleed to death or that their mother doesn't suffer acute neural trama from postoperative shock, who do you think they're ...
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Referenced in Psychopath Night (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

SLAVE TO LOVE
Written and Performed by Bryan Ferry
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Virgin EG. Records Ltd.
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Slick, Supsensful, Mystery Thriller!
25 January 2008 | by (United States) – 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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