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Malice (1993)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Kessler
Ms. Kennsinger
Dennis Riley
Lester Adams
Earl Leemus
William Duff-Griffin ...
Dr. George Sullivan
David Bowe ...
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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)


£2,823,432 (UK) (4 February 1994)

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1.85 : 1
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Alec Baldwin worked with Harold Becker 5 years later on Mercury Rising. See more »


Tracy (not) embracing Jed in their last scene together See more »


Dr. Jed Hill: I'm the new guy around here and I want to make friends, so I'll say this to you and we'll start fresh. If you don't like my jokes, don't laugh. If you have a medical opinion, then please speak up and speak up loud. But if you ever again tell me or my surgical staff that we're going to lose a patient, I'm gonna take out your lungs with a fuckin' ice cream scoop. Do you understand me?
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Referenced in The West Wing: Mandatory Minimums (2000) See more »


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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Jed,Andy,Tracy and the jack of clubs.
26 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

The first thing to bear in mind is that there are (like in Hitchcock's "family plot",there the comparison ends)TWO distinct plots :

-The threesome Baldwin/Pullman/Kidman and the ominous plans of some of them.

-And then a serial killer who hangs about the campus ,in the college where Andy works.

There's a very thin ,very thin connection between the two stories,and it's a question of ...well I will not write a spoiler.

The screenplay is far-fetched,but has enough unexpected twists to sustain the interest till the very end (yes,even the very last sequence contains a "revelation") But the real meat lies in one sequence.A bewildered Andy pays a visit to an old alcoholic shrew ,played by Mrs Bancroft.Had she had a more important part,she 'd have stolen the show hands down.Every minute of this sequence is a lesson young actresses should pay attention to.Dig the way she delivers the line :"welcome to the club".

"Malice" is fun to watch,after a hard day's labor.Not much food for thought,but entertaining throughout

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