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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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David Bowe ...
Dr. Matthew Robertson
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Ms. Worthington
Michael Hatt ...
Neighbor Boy
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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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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

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

Goofs

When Tracy's mother does the card trick, she secretly places the card Andy chose in the left pocket of her robe, but she removes it from her right robe pocket before showing it to him. See more »

Quotes

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 Larry Sanders Show: The List (1993) 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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