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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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Storyline

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

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$19,721,814 (USA)
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MAXIM magazine had named this film's sex scenes as the best sex scenes in film history. See more »

Goofs

At one point during the first group session, Ritchie notices that Bill is wearing one green sock and one red, because Bill is blind to the color red. To Bill, only the red sock would be gray, and the other would still be green and he'd know they were mismatched. See more »

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Dr. Bill Capa: Six weeks ago, I spoke harshly to a patient and she committed suicide. Right in front of me. Perhaps she would have done this anyway. That's what my colleagues say. But I don't know.
Sondra Dorio: Oh, I'm so sorry.
Dr. Bill Capa: And my patient, her name was Michelle, jumped out of a window in my office.
Clark: Oh.
Dr. Bill Capa: So much blood. So red, and I... and right, uh, before my eyes the red, uh, disappeared. Just turned to gray, and so I don't see... red now. But, see, I was her doctor. And I failed. So I cannot help you. I don't think ...
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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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Soundtracks

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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A film should entertain and a thriller should thrill - this one does that!
8 March 2007 | by (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Most people that comment here take the film and story serious as if it has to have taken place or something, to begin with! Look, I saw this film late at night and as a big Bruce Willis fan I liked it. And believe me, I'm not a moron, there's nothing wrong with me. I just liked this film, it was good entertainment (just what a film is supposed to do), good thrilling, (just what a thriller should do!) and good acting. Nice of Brad Dourif to drop by in this film, I remembered him from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Billy) immediately.

Now for the story, I think character building was adequate. Of course you must not think too much. No psychiatrist would visit their patients at home and there is more that doesn't add up, but never the less, I was surprised with the end. People are getting killed and the killer is out there, really close to the main character. You really don't know who did it, all though you have your hunches. And that makes a thriller worth while, I think. And about eroticism, this film has stuff for him and her. Bruce really looks great in jeans and you get to see him naked here! And Jane March is stunning, also naked. Beautiful sex-scenes and nicely edited. The film has a nice chase too, a Mercedes SL against a Camaro or Trans Am.

Advice: see this film and judge for yourself! (and write it down here!) Switch your senses off and just let yourself be entertained. You'll see, you'll like it!


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