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Color of Night (1994)

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. 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  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,721,814 (USA)
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Director trademark [Richard Rush]: carefully planned out shots to connect the end of a scene with the beginning of the next one. For example, after Bakula's character dies, a helicopter flies by in the background. The next shot features Bruce Willis being pulled out of a cop car. A helicopter light shining down on him. The sound of a helicopter plays over both shots, connecting the two. See more »

Goofs

Bill is talking to the group and while making himself a drink, the cabinet above the counter is open/closed between shots. See more »

Quotes

Hector Martinez: You're talkin' to me about an issue of confidentiality?
Dr. Bill Capa: Similar to the Miranda oath.
Hector Martinez: If a friend of mine got killed and the only thing between the killer and me was Miranda you know what I would do? Huh? I'd fuck Miranda up the ass. But don't tell anybody, because it's a matter of confidentiality.
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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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Roses's Theme
Performed by Jonathan Bane
Written by Dominic Frontiere
Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Inc. (BMI)
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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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