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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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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)

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$6,610,488 (USA) (21 August 1994)

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$19,721,814 (USA)
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In the scene when Dr Bill Capa (Bruce Willis) returns home from jogging, then opens his mailbox and a rattlesnake pops out, causing him to fall onto his back in fright, then he grabs a shovel from a gardener's truck and uses it to hit the mailbox causing the rattlesnake to jump out and slither off into a field, a similar scene happens later in the film. This is when Bill is being chased in his car by the menacing driver in the red car with the black windows. A gardener's truck gets crashed into on the freeway and some tools fall out of it. In both scenes Bill was in danger. See more »

Goofs

The wounds on Rose's hands disappear in an improbably short time. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Bill Capa: Tend to view our lives as if we're looking through a keyhole. It's a very limited view of the truth. So we have to fill in the blanks. We invent things. You invent enemies to test your strength against. You invent gods to protect you from these enemies. Who is the enemy? One minute you have friends. The next moment, they've slipped away.
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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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References Deep Red (1975) See more »

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The Color of the Night
Performed by Lauren Christy
Words and Music by Jud Friedman (as Jud J. Friedman), Lauren Christy and Dominic Frontiere
Produced by Jud Friedman (as Jud J. Friedman)
Schwadge Tunes (BMI) / Peelmusic Ltd. (BMI)
Songs of Polygram Intl. Inc. (BMI) / Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Inc. (BMI)
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 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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