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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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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

William Baldwin works in this film with director Phillip Noyce. The previous year, Noyce had directed Patriot Games (1992), in which Harrison Ford played the lead role because William's brother, Alec Baldwin declined to return to his role from The Hunt for Red October (1990). See more »

Goofs

In the dinner party scene, Jack Landsford, played by Tom Berenger, arrives at the party with slightly shorter hair than when he leaves. When he enters, his hair is trimmed tighter to his head, while when he leaves, his hair is definitely a tad longer on the sides, back, and bangs, enough to notice that this much hair would not grow in a matter of hours. This scene likely had a re-shoot. See more »

Quotes

Carly Norris: You've been spending too much time with your vibrator.
Judy Marks: I certainly have - I've been getting a plastic yeast infection!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus (1993) See more »

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The Most Wonderful Girl
by Oliver Adams, Nikki Van Lierop & Praga Khan (as Maurice Engelen)
Performed by Lords of Acid
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Had potential
27 January 2006 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

Stone moves into an apartment building, has weird neighbors, spooky things start happening left and right, "perv" Baldwin watches her through surveillance cameras etc.

Sliver had potential. While it's not a total time waster it is very disappointing. Director Noyce doesn't seem to know exactly what kind of film he's making here, always promising something that never comes. Rumour has it that the film was drastically cut and re shot and the end result here is not satisfying, though I don't know what was originally planned, but it must have been better. It has it's moments, certain scenes work very well and suspense is easily built but not sustained. As said, the ending is ridiculous and really hurts the film.

Stone is simply a goddess and delivers a good performance but William Baldwin is utterly intolerable, why this man was given leading roles in big budget Hollywood films I will never know. The always reliable Tom Berenger isn't given much to do and his role is a rather thankless one, underwritten and somewhat degrading. Sadly his career went downhill from here on.


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