Malice (1993)

R  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  1 October 1993 (USA)
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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 ...
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

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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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In the opening credits, the home that the college student returns to is the former residence of President Calvin Coolidge. See more »


Jed said Tracey's blood group was AB negative. He would need to get donors in that type. In fact she could have been given any Rh negative blood type. Group O, A or B would be suitable for someone who is group AB (universal recipient). Only the Rh type (positive or negative) is important and then only to woman of child-bearing age. See more »


Mrs. Kennsinger: Welcome to the game.
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Written by Randy Newman
Performed by The Wolfgang Press
Courtesy of 4AD Records / Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

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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