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Color of Night (1994)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  19 August 1994 (USA)
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A color-blind psychiatrist Bill Capa is stalked by an unknown killer after taking over his murdered friend's therapy group, all of whom have a connection to a mysterious young woman that Capa begins having intense sexual encounters with.

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Psychologist Bill Capa gives up his practise when he unintentionally pushes a patient to commit suicide. In an effort to come to terms with this tragedy he visits an old colleague, Bob Moore, who is subsequently murdered. The quest to catch the killer centres around a group of Moore's psychologically disturbed patients, however equally as important is an affair which develops between Capa and the mysterious Rose. This relationship, at first a diversion, becomes central to the plot as the film progresses. Written by Drew McCormack <dam@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>

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Five Suspects. Two Lovers. One Killer. Nothing is what it seems... except murder. See more »


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

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19 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El color de la noche  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$19,721,814 (USA)
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Trivia

Jane March stated that she "wasn't at all comfortable with the nudity" in the film. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Bill Capa is getting dressed, he goes from having his shirt totally unbuttoned to completely buttoned in less than three or four seconds. See more »

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Hector Martinez: I probably fucked and/or arrested half of these people's parents.
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After the credits roll, Hector can be heard calling for help because he is still hanging on the wall. See more »

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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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The Color of the Night
(Intrumental Version)
Performed by Brian McKnight
Words and Music by Jud Friedman (as Jud J. Friedman), Lauren Christy and Dominic Frontiere
Schwadge Tunes (BMI) / Peelmusic Ltd. (BMI)
Songs of Polygram Intl. Inc. (BMI) / Columbia Pictures Entertainment Inc. (BMI)
Produced by Brian McKnight
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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Is it really Willis' Willis?
20 October 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The director's cut, no pun intended, seems to be a much better film than the one that was shown commercially, but it still is a far cry from a satisfactory movie to watch. Richard Rush could have done better, but the psychological film we see, adds nothing to what has already been shown before.

From the beginning we realize who the killer is, as well as the person with the multiple personality problem. It's too obvious! The film relies heavily on the sexual attraction between Bill Capa and Rose. Much has been speculated in this forum about whether we are actually seeing Willis' willis, or not. Since most male stars wouldn't be caught dead showing their genitals, for obvious reasons, what is seen for a second in the pool scene is that of a body double. On the other hand, we see Jane March showing it all, which is a welcome attraction.

Only the final sequence has any impact. There are many things in the plot that don't add up and the viewer is ahead of the story at all times.

Bruce Willis with a hairpiece looks good. Jane March has a better chance with the character she plays. Also Brad Dourif, Lance Henriksen have their moments. The one that doesn't come across well is Ruben Blades, an otherwise excellent actor trying to do a Columbo routine in this film.


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