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Sliver (1993)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 21 May 1993 (USA)
A woman moves into an exclusive New York City apartment building, which she soon discovers houses tenants with all manner of shocking secrets.

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Vida Warren
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Samantha Moore
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Alex Parsons
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Dr. Palme (as Dr. Melvyn Kinder)
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Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who writes thriller novels and Zeke Hawkins, the handsome owner of the apartment building. Carly finds that some of the women living in the apartment building have been murdered and the police suspect that there is a serial killer in the apartment building. Carly has a passionate and seductive love affair with Zeke, unaware Zeke has secretly wired the apartment building with hidden cameras and he has been watching the lives of each tenant living in the apartment building including Carly. Carly begins to suspect Zeke or Jack may be the serial killer responsible for the murders in the apartment building and she may be the killer's next victim. Written by Daniel Williamson

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

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21 May 1993 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$36,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

As part of the re-shot ending, Tom Berenger and Polly Walker were required to film a scene wearing S&M gear. Both actors refused as this wasn't in their original contract, so the scene had to be filmed by doubles. See more »

Goofs

When Carly and Zeke are in the video room she takes his Walther PPKS 380 and fires a total of 14 shots, but the Walther PPKS only holds 7 bullets. See more »

Quotes

Gus Hale: You just really, well you look like someone.
Carly Norris: Someone you like, or someone you dislike?
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Referenced in Women of the House: Women in Film (1995) See more »

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Unfinished Sympathy
by Grant Marshall (as Grantley Marshall), Robert Del Naja, Andrew Vowles (as Andrew Vowles),
J. Sharp & Shara Nelson
Performed by Massive Attack
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Lousy Plot, Not Quite Porn
18 September 2006 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

Finally saw the uncut version of this on a premium channel. First, the movie was based on a novel by Ira Levin, who wrote "Rosemary's Baby" years ago, about a bunch of weird witches in a kinky New York apartment building and several unexpected deaths in the building. This is about a bunch of perverts in a kinky New York apartment building and several unexpected deaths in the building. So there's an odd feeling of familiarity.

Next, the script, by Joe Ezterhaus, is "Basic Instinct" meets "Jagged Edge." The film starts out like a classic woman in peril film, except the woman is Sharon Stone and the camera lingers on her obsessively. It's soft porn in some shots and hard core in the shower scenes where we get to imagine her masturbating. The scenes with her in them just go on and on. (Yes, she is/was beautiful, but a fabulous face can't carry this sorry mess.)Its a mish-mash of a bad plot, bad dialogue, uneven acting and we've seen it all before. Twice. Nothing new is added to the film to make it interesting except the concept of voyeurism and it's not enough.


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