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Flinch (1994)

Two live store window mannequins witness a murder late at night.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Raymond
Det. Bat Fowler
Vivian Raymond
Veronica Lorenz ...
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Anne Dupont ...
Miss Gloria Marsh
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Michelle Grana ...
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Security Guard


Harry and Daphne meet at their job: Standing in a shop's window as living dolls, they spend several hours per day without moving and if they move (flinch), they will loose their job. One evening, they witness a murder being committed in front of the window, but when they go to the police, no one believes them. The murderer is now on their trail, though... Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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23 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flinch - A Killing Phantom  »

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Sculptures in the movie were made by artist Donna Nield who used the money she earned to fund her life in Paris. See more »


When Miles is shooting at Daphne & Harry (Judd Nelson), the slide on his gun locks to the rear, indicating that he is out of ammunition, yet in the next shot, he is firing the gun once again. See more »


[first lines]
Daphne James: That is your eighth sneeze today.
Harry Mirapolsky: Yeah?
Daphne James: You can't sneeze, you're not allowed to move!
Harry Mirapolsky: Sorry.
Daphne James: Why don't you just quit and get it over with?
Harry Mirapolsky: And lose the pleasure of your company?
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Referenced in Game-On: Martin's Baby (1998) See more »


Written by Dane DeViller and Sean Hosein
Performed by David Steele
Published by Banana Toons Music
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From the files of 'I saw this at 2 AM last night'
21 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

It must be getting hard to come up with fresh ideas for some nut case to be chasing around after someone. It's a pretty basic formula after all. He or she wants to kill you for some logical or illogical reason or another, right? There isn't a whole lot of room for originality. In the case of Flinch, you have two people who know the identity of the killer and he in turn knows they know he killed someone. What a zinger!

Did I mention the two people trying to evade the demented killer are live floor window models for a department store played by none other than Judd Nelson and Gina Gershon? Talk about a dynamic duo. Thankfully they work really well together on screen. That leaves Nick Mancuso to be the obsessed artist/killer who owns an art studio called Torso's and if you're as smart as I think you are you can probably guess why it's called Torso's. His turn as the baddie is the kind you seen so many times before, he's done so many times before.

Naturally, the story rolls out in predictable, made-for-TV fashion. There's no surprises, no real flair, and an abundance of stock characters that would feel right at home in a sit-com. It does what it has to do to be watchable but not a smidgen more. It's not a movie you talk about, set aside time or money for. You catch it late night and maybe you watch it out of boredom. You know the routine. If only for Judd Nelson and Gina Gershon's on screen chemistry.

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