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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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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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$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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Emma Brody: I have no idea what beautiful is. Music is beautiful, but the things that I see, they just, they make my head hurt. And my heart.
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THE BOYS AND THE BABIES
Performed by The Drovers
Written by Michael Kirkpatrick, David Callahan, Jackie Moran, and Kathleen Keane
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A blind woman with a dog... and no sandwich
9 March 2008 | by (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

There was no 'story box' in this film, but there certainly was a mystery - a mystery surrounding who was the killer. But not just that, but was there a killer. And the main witness was a woman who's vision wasn't great and was a new recipient of a cornea transplant.

Throughout the viewer has to question whether there actually is a killer. You might suspect the doctor for good reason. Maybe one of the cops as well. The writers certainly keeps you in long enough to discover who the killer is and if the formerly blind woman actually saw him or her.

Overall, its a fairly good movie. Not too thrilling, but enough to watch again someday. "B-"


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