Emma is a blind violinist who finally gets the opportunity 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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Candice
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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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26 January 1994 (USA)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,696,219 (USA)
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Dana Stevens's research into the screenplay revealed that delayed vision is not fictitious. 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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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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INSULATED MAN
Performed by The Drovers
Written by Michael Kirkpatrick
Additional Vocals by Chantal Wentworth
Courtesy of MNM4EVR Music and New Line Music Co.
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good but not a thriller
3 May 2003 | by (NC, USA) – See all my reviews

I didn't find much "thrill" in this thriller but that doesn't mean it isn't worth watching. I loved the story about the blind woman who gets a transplant and can see for the first time since she was a little girl. I like her strong will and defiance and her ironically delicate job as a violinist. I like the way she deals with her troubled past and can just announce to strangers what has happened to her. I like her stormy relationship with a jaded bachelor cop almost past his prime. All of this was told and played brilliantly. I wish that they'd just left the thriller aspect out and concentrated on these two believable, real and interesting characters. That was the movie to make. Stowe is particularly good in these kinds of roles and I count myself as a fan after seeing this and Twelve Monkeys.


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