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21 May 1994 (USA) See more »
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Viv comes home from work and finds her boyfriend Reggie pinned to her kitchen table with a long knife. Who murdered him? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elizabeth Peña ... Viv Saunders

Andrew McCarthy ... Reggie Barker

Paige Turco ... Louise

Blanche Baker ... Barbara

Allison Janney ... Jennifer
Adelle Lutz ... Mari
Novella Nelson ... Frances

Lisa Jane Persky ... Sarah

Michael Mantell ... Harold

Patricia Scanlon ... Woman from Brooklyn (as Patty Scanlon)
Tanya Berezin ... Next Door Neighbor
Ken Kensei ... Yoshi

Bai Ling ... Norriko
Samuel Baird ... Know-It-All Painter

Carol Schneider ... Woman at Picnic
Edward Seamon ... Man at Picnic

Michael Mastro ... Man with Baby Carriage (as Michael Mastrototaro)

Kristen Wilson ... Fate 1
Lianna Pai ... Fate 2

Jorja Fox ... Fate 3 (as Jorjan Fox)

Directed by
John Feldman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Feldman 
Cindy Oswin 

Produced by
Richard Abramowitz .... producer
Robert E. Baruc .... executive producer
Adam Brightman .... co-producer
Jean Russo Gould .... associate producer
Jimmy Gould .... executive producer (as James M. Gould)
David Hannay .... producer
Robert Marcus .... co-producer
David Marlow .... executive producer
Paul L. Newman .... executive producer
Nigel Thomas .... executive producer
Peter Watson-Wood .... executive producer
Original Music by
Sheila Silver 
Cinematography by
Todd Crockett 
Film Editing by
Einar Westerlund 
Casting by
Susan Shopmaker 
Production Design by
Michael Shaw 
Art Direction by
Daniel Goldfield 
Set Decoration by
Kara Cressman 
Costume Design by
Sara Jane Slotnick  (as Sarah Jane Slotnick)
Makeup Department
Linda Jackson .... assistant hair stylist
Linda Jackson .... assistant makeup artist
Barri Scinto .... hair stylist
Barri Scinto .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sidney Brammer .... additional unit manager
Adam Brightman .... unit production manager
V.S. Brodie .... unit manager
Elizabeth Zagrany .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elizabeth Gill .... first assistant director
Linda Krantz .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dan Janssen .... construction coordinator
Kris Maiden .... art department production assistant
Elisa Murphy .... art department production assistant
David Schanker .... property master
Tim K. Smith .... set dresser (as Timothy K. Smith)
Evan Strome .... assistant props
Sound Department
Mark DeSimone .... adr engineer
Mark DeSimone .... foley engineer
Eugenia Fiumi .... boom operator
Bradford L. Hohle .... stereo sound consultant
Melanie Johnson .... sound
Michael Jordan .... re-recording mixer
Ron Kalish .... sound editor
May Kuckro .... assistant adr editor
Johanna Lee .... assistant sound editor
Andrew Moran .... boom operator
Harry Peck Bolles .... sound editor
Neil Riha .... boom operator
Einar Westerlund .... adr editor
Special Effects by
Timothy Considine .... special effects
Janet Paparazzo .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Frederick E. Brown .... second grip
Antony Cugliari .... electrician
Justin Keith .... key grip
Eric Kutner .... gaffer
Doug Meils .... third grip
Chris Nardone .... second assistant camera
Gene Page .... still photographer
Tomas von Rauchhaupt .... best boy electric
Elizabeth Wick .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leigh Ann Carracio .... wardrobe assistant
Carolyn Grifel .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Cleo Cacoulidis .... apprentice editor
Donna Cohen .... apprentice editor
Corina Dennison .... apprentice editor
Fred Heid .... color timer
Lawrence Lui .... apprentice editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Location Management
Daniel Projansky .... location manager
Music Department
May Kuckro .... assistant music editor
Einar Westerlund .... music editor
Other crew
Therese Cafaro .... set production assistant
Laura DeMercurio .... set production assistant
George F. Heller .... assistant: Mr. McCarthy
Tania Hoben .... set production assistant
Maureen McComsey .... production coordinator
John Morisseau .... set production assistant
Julie Oppenheimer .... script supervisor
Michael Ventresco .... title designer
Benjamin Watson .... set production assistant
Beth Wilmont .... assistant production coordinator
Walter Youngblood .... set production assistant
Elizabeth Zagrany .... production accountant

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
96 min
Color (Technicolor)
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A different love story., 26 July 2002
Author: Simen Kvaal (simenkv) from Oslo, Norway

I saw the movie on TV this night, it finished just ten minutes ago. It was presented as "a comedy," but I don't agree 100% with this, although it is full of black hmour.

Basically, it's a story about a young woman who comes home one day, just to find her boyfriend with a samurai sword thru his heart. Of course she's shocked. But then what's she gonna do? She cannot remember anything -- maybe _she's_ the murderer?

Maybe not too original plot for a thriller, which is one of the categories this movie would fit into, but definetely an original plot for a love story, which is an even better label on the movie. Because the best aspect of this movie is the portrayal of the true love between Elizabeth Peña and Andy McCarthy.

The film is mostly set in our heroines apartment, which is not yet ready to move into; full of paint buckets and everything. This is a brilliant choice, as it gives the movie a kind of surreal feel, which of course, is appropriate. (But do we see the ghost of low budget?)

The acting is impeccable and the chemistry between Peña and McCarthy as the woman and her dead boyfriend respectively is something very touching and rarely seen in American movies.

Bad points? I don't know, but the script lacked maybe that little something. The ending was almost unavoidable, though the plot takes some very original twists. (I won't say more.)

I certainly recommend this film and give it 7 out of 10. I get a feeling the only way one can get to see it is late night on cable. A real shame, it is.

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