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Past Tense (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  12 June 1994 (USA)
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A former cop who is now a novelist notices an attractive young woman move in next door to him. He strikes up a conversation, one thing leads to another and he spends the night. She asks him... See full summary »

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Gene Ralston
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Larry Talbert
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Tory Bass / Sabrina James
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Dr. Bert James
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Emily Talbert (as Sheree Wilson)
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Dawn Tripplet
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Frank Butler
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Mark Phelan ...
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A former cop who is now a novelist notices an attractive young woman move in next door to him. He strikes up a conversation, one thing leads to another and he spends the night. She asks him to come back the next evening, but when he does he discovers that she has been killed. When he reports the murder, he is told that no such woman ever lived there, and when he gets back to the house there's a completely different woman staying there--who he's never seen before--who claims that she's lived there for years and no other woman has ever lived there. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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I Only Have Eyes for You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by The Flamingos
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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Warner Bros., Inc. (ASCAP)
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Past tense, present tense, future tense...who can tell the difference?
28 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

First of all, anyone who claims that he or she didn't find this head-scratcher confusing must be the next freakin' Einstein! The plot is maybe more tangled than that of "The Usual Suspects", and there are enough distorted/out-of-chronological order events, half-remembered/repeated/altered lines and "was-it-all-a-dream-or-was-it-real?" tricks to baffle even the most avid mystery fan. Generally, movies with multiple twists and turns can be great fun, but this one is so contrived that it tried my patience. Besides, I don't understand why Lara Flynn Boyle had to whisper almost all of her lines (to come off as "seductive", perhaps?), or why they would pair her romantically with Scott Glenn, an actor almost 30 years older than her. (**)


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