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Past Tense (1994)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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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Lightning Florist
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Crime Scene Cop
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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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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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I Only Have Eyes for You
Music by Harry Warren (uncredited)
Lyrics by Al Dubin (uncredited)
Performed by The Flamingos
Courtesy of Rhino Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Warner Bros., Inc. (ASCAP)
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Film Noir with a Twist (or two) (or Three)
23 May 2001 | by (Amherst, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

OK, so you have to think as you watch - and after - but this film is a gem - and it hangs together even though it seems at times to be an incarnation of Twin Peaks - and THAT is NOT a bad thing! (There's even a Twin Peaks cast member aboard!) This is an excellent Psycho-Drama that will keep most theorizing right up to, through and past the end. Intelligent Film Noir, superbly cast and scripted - for those who like their Films Dark.


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