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Color of Night (1994)

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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. Written by Drew McCormack <dam@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In the heat of desire, love can turn to deception. Nothing is what it seems when day turns into night. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El color de la noche  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)


$19,721,814 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Malibu house used as a main setting is the same house similarly used in Ritual (2000). See more »


In the first car chase, as the red car slams into the rear fender of Capa's car we see, in close-up, the front end of the red car smashed in. In the next wide shot of both cars, the front is completely intact, with no damage visible. See more »


Hector Martinez: Hey! Listen up, you fucking daffodils! You gonna leave me hanging here all night, huh? Get me down, you goddamn cuckoos! Get me some fucking Band-Aids! Come on, you fucking daffodils! Get me out of here!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits roll, Hector can be heard calling for help because he is still hanging on the wall. See more »


References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


Performed by Brent Woods & Ted Silbert
Written by Brent Woods & Ted Silbert
Woods Bonus Music Inc. (ASCAP) / Silbert Music Inc. (ASCAP) / Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Inc. (BMI)
Produced by Garry Levine Eric Harryman
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User Reviews

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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