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Blink (1994)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  26 January 1994 (USA)
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Emma is a blind cellist who finally gets the opportunity to get to see. Meanwhile, a string of bizarre rapes and murders has taken place. All of the victims have had transplants within the last month. A coincidence, or is Emma next?

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Barry
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Michael Stuart Kirkpatrick ...
Michael
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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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Illusion. Deception. Murder. In the blink of an eye things are not what they seem. See more »


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

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,696,219 (USA)
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The lines quoted by Hallstrom 'For the soul is dead that slumbers,/ And things are not what they seem.' are from A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) and was first published in the Knickerbocker Magazine in October 1838. See more »

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Emma Brody's address is listed as being on "West Damen". In Chicago, Damen runs north/south not east/west. See more »

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Detective John Hallstrom: [to dead girl in tub] All right miss, I'm gonna make this quick. Who did this to you? Hmm? Not talking? All right, it's your funeral.
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LOVE WON'T BE
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Conventional premise made into an intelligent thriller!
18 February 1999 | by (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

There have been a load of psychological thrillers made in this decade, often heaped with sex and gratuitous violence. BLINK uses these familiar conventions, but becomes a powerhouse suspense flick with its convincing characters, ominous camera shots, and beautifully written script. Madeline Stowe stars as a blind violinist for a clubhouse band who is given her sight back with a fortunate (or unfortunate) corneal transplant. She has difficulty adjusting to the seeing world, having recurring images flashed back at her at inopportune times. Even with this handicap, she believes she has been an eyewitness to an escaping murderer, but her biggest feat is to convince the police department of her credibility. Aidan Quinn (an under-rated talent) plays the Chicago cop who believes her claim and falls in love with her in the process. What really stands in BLINK is the honesty in the leads' emotions, afraid to care again after the conventional one-night-stand. The atmosphere is most suspenseful, using Stowe's actual eyesight as a mystery in itself. Amidst all the crap that has been radiated from these types of films, BLINK delivers something credible for a change. Rating: Three stars.


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