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Writers (WGA):
Lewis A. Green (written by) &
Jordan Rush (written by)
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Release Date:
20 October 1995 (USA) See more »
In A World Where Love Isn't Always Safe, Trust Can Be Deadly.
Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rebecca De Mornay ... Dr. Sarah Taylor

Antonio Banderas ... Tony Ramirez

Dennis Miller ... Cliff Raddison

Len Cariou ... Henry Taylor

Harry Dean Stanton ... Max Cheski

Eugene Lipinski ... Dudakoff

Martha Burns ... Maura
Beau Starr ... Grogan

Phillip Jarrett ... Spatz
Tim Kelleher ... Wabash
Emma Corosky ... Young Sarah
Susan Coyne ... Alison

Joseph R. Gannascoli ... Carnival Attendant
Reg Dreger ... Flight Attendant
Frances Hyland ... Mrs. Slotnick

John Bourgeois ... Cop

Kevin Rushton ... Corridor Guard
Kelley Grando ... Young Girl
Bruce Beaton ... Taxi Driver
Tony Meyler ... Cop
Rodger Barton ... Plainclothes Cop
Nolan Jennings ... Waiter
Bret Pearson ... Accomplice
Teresa Kruze ... Anchorwoman (as Teresa Hergert)

Directed by
Peter Hall 
Writing credits
Lewis A. Green (written by) (as Lewis Green) &
Jordan Rush (written by)

Produced by
Rebecca De Mornay .... executive producer
Jean Desormeaux .... co-producer
Ralph S. Dietrich .... co-producer
Andras Hamori .... producer
Robert Lantos .... executive producer
Jeffrey R. Neuman .... producer
Harald Reichebner .... co-producer
Barbet Schroeder .... executive producer
Sharon Seto .... field producer: EPK
Robert Silvi .... associate producer
Martin Wiley .... producer (as Martin J. Wiley)
Tom Willey .... associate producer
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio 
Cinematography by
Elemér Ragályi (director of photography) (as Elemer Ragalyi)
Film Editing by
Roberto Silvi 
Casting by
Jon Comerford 
Production Design by
Linda Del Rosario 
Richard Paris 
Set Decoration by
Richard Paris 
Costume Design by
Terry Dresbach 
Makeup Department
Lana Chirco .... hair stylist
Desne J. Holland .... makeup department head (as Desne Holland)
Kai Marks .... assistant hair stylist
Don McCloud .... special effects prosthetics
Greg Nicotero .... special effects prosthetics
Lisa Rankine .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Bernard Bourret .... production manager: reshoots (credited on international prints)
Dennis Chapman .... production manager
József Cirkó .... production manager: Hungary
Laszlo Rorariusz .... assistant production manager: Hungary
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Board .... second assistant director
Rob Fowler .... third assistant director
Felix Gray .... first assistant director: second unit
Myron Hoffert .... first assistant director
Karl Irvine .... second assistant director: second unit
Kerric Macdonald .... dgc trainee
Laura Wood Fawcett .... third assistant director: second unit (as Laura Wood)
Art Department
Asunta Blair .... assistant property master
Robert L. Blair .... property master (as Robert Blair)
Garth Brunt .... set dresser
Elizabeth Calderhead .... lead set dresser
Kathleena Cume .... first assistant art director
Bruce Mailing .... set dresser
Doug McCullough .... lead set dresser
Fred Mendelson .... construction coordinator
John O'Hara .... head carpenter
Vicky Peters .... assistant art director
Eric Thaysen .... key carpenter
Sven Thaysen .... head carpenter
Stephen Willetts .... key scenic artist
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dave Appleby)
Craig Baker .... boom operator
Gyula Balogh .... sound engineer: Hungary
Terry Burke .... foley artist
Timothy A. Carpenter .... adr mixer
Sue Conley .... dialogue editor
Christian T. Cooke .... adr mixer
Christian T. Cooke .... foley recordist (as Christian Cooke)
Roderick Deogrades .... assistant sound editor (as Rod Deogrades)
Ed Douglas .... assistant sound editor
Paul Fox .... foley assistant
Chaim Gilad .... sound mixer
James A. Gore .... foley assistant
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Daniel Hamood .... assistant sound editor (as Dan Hamood)
Jack Heeren .... adr recordist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Janice Ierulli .... assistant sound editor
Sandrine Isabelle .... assistant sound editor
Michelle Kaminer .... assistant sound editor
Darcy Kite .... adr recordist (as Darcey Kite)
Miklós Lukács .... sound engineer: Hungary
Jeremy MacLaverty .... adr editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Peter McBurnie .... foley artist
David McCallum .... sound effects editor
Tim O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Purdy .... additional re-recordist
David Rose .... foley recordist
Dale Sheldrake .... dialogue editor
Jane Tattersall .... sound effects editor
Jane Tattersall .... supervising sound editor
Tony van den Akker .... foley recordist
Todd Warren .... adr recordist (as Todd B. Warren)
Don White .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Frank C. Carere .... special effects supervisor (as Frank Carere)
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor (as Jon Campfen)
Matt Birman .... stunts
Rick Forsayeth .... stunt coordinator (as Rick Forsythe)
Jamie Jones .... stunts
Sue Parker .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Bibby .... gaffer
Jayson Clute .... second assistant camera
Johnnie Eisen .... still photographer: gallery exibit photographs
Greg Farrow .... camera operator: second unit
Neil Fraser .... best boy grip
Tony Guerin .... first assistant camera
Tony Guerin .... focus puller
Kerry Hayes .... still photographer
Bill Heintz .... key grip: second unit
Harry Lake .... additional photographer
J.R. Melanson .... best boy grip: second unit
Andrew Pereszlenyi .... best boy electric: second unit
Anthony Ramsey .... best boy electric
Chris Schillinger .... grip
Mark Silver .... key grip
Imre Sisa .... dolly grip
Dean Stinchcombe .... second assistant camera: second unit
Mark Woodley .... gaffer: second unit
Casting Department
Nancy Botting-Harrison .... extras casting
Susannah Coneybeare .... casting associate
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather Blurton .... wardrobe mistress: second unit
Editorial Department
Esther Behar .... post-production coordinator
Samantha Dubiel .... post-production coordinator
Joanne Harland .... assistant editor: UK
Chris Hinton .... color timer
Corrina Holunga .... post-production coordinator
Gregor Hutchison .... post-production executive
Lara Johnston .... apprentice editor
Cherie MacNeill .... first assistant editor
Marcus Manton .... additional editor
Ricardo Olivero .... color timer
Elizabeth Rice .... assistant editor: UK
Dov Samuel .... second assistant editor
Lee Michael Searles .... assistant editor
Chris Severn .... color timer
Susan Shipton .... additional editor
Reva Smilkstein .... post-production coordinator
Barbara Swift .... negative cutter
Music Department
Alan Anton .... music consultant
Gyula Balogh .... sound engineer
The Budapest Symphony Orchestra .... music performed by
Yuri Gorbachow .... music editor
Judy 'Lucky' Kemeny .... music coordinator (as Judy Kemeny)
Miklós Lukács .... sound engineer
Natale Massara .... conductor
Steve Love .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Lawrence Albright .... driver
Dennis Kuss .... transportation captain
Orest W. Muz .... transportation coordinator (as Orest Muz)
Carl Severin .... driver: honeywagon
Robert Whelan Jr. .... driver
Other crew
Anna Beben .... production assistant
Aileen Bell .... post-production accountant
Heenan Blaikie .... legal services
Derek Brady .... location manager
Natalie Card .... assistant production coordinator
Pamela Choules .... alliance assistant
Pamela Choules .... assistant to producer
Deborah Dalton .... assistant: Mr. Banderas
Tracey Dodokin .... alliance assistant
Martin Dzatko .... assistant location manager
Greg Eby .... assistant production accountant
Prudence Emery .... unit publicist
Avi Federgreen .... production assistant
Natalie Fokes .... assistant production coordinator
Peter Hoffman .... presenter
Steve Holt .... on-set medic
Joanne Jackson .... production accountant
Judy 'Lucky' Kemeny .... coordinator: Hungary (as Judy Kemeny)
Randy Kennedy .... location scout
Lynn Mallay .... production coordinator
Nancy Markle .... script supervisor: second unit
Byron A. Martin .... location scout
Seana O'Neill .... assistant production coordinator
Neil Olsen .... production assistant
Rick Parker .... animal handler
Maggie Sedwards .... assistant: Mr. Hall
Chris Shaw .... location production assistant
Taylor Turzanski .... assistant production accountant
Andrea Wood .... business and legal affairs: Alliance

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Rated R for violence, language and some strong graphic sexuality
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Raoul Ruiz was originally slated to direct this film.See more »
Continuity: After Sarah plants the gun in Tony's right hand she goes into the bathroom to clean up. When she comes out and kneels by Tony, the gun is no longer there.See more »
[first lines]
Max Cheski:I think sex is overrated, Dr. Taylor. Don't you?
Max Cheski:No, I guess not. You'd be out of a job, wouldn't you?
Max Cheski:I love that little scar... on your mouth.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Erotic thriller dulls the senses..., 27 March 2015
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

Brian De Palma has often come in for some flak over the years, his penchant for sticking tight to Alfred Hitchcock thriller formula has been the source of much consternation in certain quarters. Yet when you view something like Peter Hall's Never Talk to Strangers it rams home just how welcome it is to have Hitch like thrillers at least done well!

Rebecca De Mornay is a troubled shrink who whilst dealing with the mind games of a serial killing loony (Harry Dean Stanton), meets sexually charged Latino guy (Antonio Banderas) and indulges in passions unbound. Then she starts to get very unwelcome presents in the post...

The erotic thriller has been well trodden, and will continue to be so for sure, so it feels a little churlish to decry Hall's movie for coming off as a weak willed imitator of previous purveyors of the sub-genre, but this blend of Silence of the Lambs meets Sea of Love - cum - Dressed to Kill - cum Fatal Attraction etc etc just comes across as a cheat. And that's because it is!

The makers know this and try to hide their ridiculous folly behind eroticism as the two lovely looking headlining stars get sweaty and wet, indulging in sexual play that's as powerful as the surroundings (Banderas lives in a loft apartment resplendent with metal cage and wrought iron doors). But, or should that be butt? The mystery element is weak, the suspense equally so, while the back story of De Mornay's father (a key character) is hopelessly under developed.

Then there is H.D. Stanton, stealing every scene is he is in, quid pro quo indeed, yet he's hardly in the film, which ultimately proves to be a tragedy as the plot hurtles towards its implausible and risible revelations. Red herrings come and go as quickly as Becca and Tony's underwear (the continuity editor should have been sacked along with the writers because of one scene BTW), and even though Pino Donaggio scores the music with customary swirling qualities, this just comes off as a piggyback tactic...

This is a poor thriller in spite of two very committed and visually attractive perfs from the leads - and of course Stanton's knowingly sleazy turn. Seek this out only if you think Body of Evidence is in the upper echelons of erotic thrillers. 5/10

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