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Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember"... See full summary »

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Detective John Hallstrom
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Candice
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Barry
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Michael Stuart Kirkpatrick ...
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Sean C. Cleland ...
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Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night she is awakened by a commotion upstairs. Peering out of her door, she sees a shadowy figure descending the stairs. Convinced that her neighbour has been murdered she approaches the police, only to find that she is unsure if it was just her new eyes playing tricks on her. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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What you can't see, can kill you. See more »

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

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26 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Assassínio nas Trevas  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,696,219 (USA)
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Madeleine Stowe's character was originally a poet, but Stowe asked if the script could be changed to make her a musician. Stowe then learned how to play the violin for the role. See more »

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Emma's dog, Ralph, is a trained guide dog. These animals are trained to focus on assisting their owners, specifically to ignore distractions in their environment and to obey their masters instantly. Yet Ralph barks when Emma walks down the stairs, he pulls away from her in the car park to investigate something and he chases the man ignoring Emma's calls to come back. These behaviours are totally out of character for a guide dog. See more »

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Thomas Ridgely: [giving Hallstrom hell outside of police station after Emma ran off under his protection] She's acting this way because of YOU! Now I'm going into that station, dragging her back to her apartment, and I'm going to handcuff her to the fucking bannister!
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THE BOYS AND THE BABIES
Performed by The Drovers
Written by Michael Kirkpatrick, David Callahan, Jackie Moran, and Kathleen Keane
Courtesy of MNM4EVR Music/Stiltz Music and New Line Music Co.
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An Solid, Underrated, Thriller.
11 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

An Talented Musician (Madeleine Stowe) is having her eyes restored after twenty years of blindness. After the successful operation, she's becomes a key witness to a murder but her brain is having trouble to make a visual information on the killer. The police thinks, she's a crackpot but expect for one detective (Aidan Quinn) is trying to help her.

Directed by Michael Apted (Coal's Miner Daughter, Gorialls in the Mist, Enigma) made an intriguing suspense thriller that is well made, funny, entertaining & thanks to the sharp performances by Stowe and Quinn makes this one more than an enjoyable film. Perphas it's a bit heavy handed for some tastes, because of Stowe's character has "retroactive vision" problem. In real life "retroactive vision" isn't fictional as some believed. There's something unique to this movie than the usual woman in jeopardy pictures.

DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer (Also in Pan & Scan) and an good-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD's only feature is the original theatrical trailer. This film didn't find much success at the box office, despite being well received by the critics. This certainly play well on Video. This picture has excellent cinematography by Dante Spinotti (The Haunting "1999", Manhunter, Red Dragon) and this was certainly one of the few (and best) underrated thrillers that came out in the early 1990's. Super 35. (****/*****).


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