MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,714 this week

An Occasional Hell (1996)

4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 532 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 58 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
A's
a list of 213 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
a list of 592 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 42 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: An Occasional Hell (1996)

An Occasional Hell (1996) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of An Occasional Hell.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Love at Large (1990)
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A down and out private detective (Berenger) is asked by a beautiful woman (Archer) to follow her lover (Young) because she thinks he may be planning to kill her. Due to her poor description... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Perkins, Anne Archer
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A hapless undertaker becomes embroiled in a mafia war when he's forced to protect the brutal brother of a mob kingpin while be becomes romantically involved with the mob brother's wife.

Director: John Bradshaw
Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeff Wincott, Kari Wuhrer
Touch Me (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Bridgette is an actress teaching aerobics, and she falls in love with idle playboy Adam, who runs his father's gym. One day she finds out that one of her ex-lovers died of AIDS and, ... See full summary »

Director: H. Gordon Boos
Stars: Amanda Peet, Michael Vartan, Peter Facinelli
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A psychotic woman becomes dangerously jealous when her best friend begins dating a handsome man. She will stop at nothing to keep the two apart, even if it means destroying their relationship or even murdering one of them.

Director: Eric DelaBarre
Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Farrah Forke, Matthew Porretta
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he ... See full summary »

Director: Tab Murphy
Stars: Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Kurtwood Smith
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A scorned woman plots revenge for her husband's suicide by integrating herself as a housekeeper for a dysfunctional Beverly Hills family to first alienate, and then emotionally and physically destroy them.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Jeff Trachta, Barbara Crampton
True Blue (2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a ... See full summary »

Director: J.S. Cardone
Stars: Tom Berenger, Lori Heuring, Pamela Gidley
Bucksville (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In a small, wooded town, a young man struggles to leave a secret militia started by his father.

Director: Chel White
Stars: Thomas Stroppel, David Bodin, Ted Rooney
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Mockumentary about the unexplained disappearance of a fictitious up-and-coming movie star.

Director: Francis Megahy
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, James Coburn, Dudley Moore
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two best friends, a struggling actor and an unemployed screenwriter, set out to look for a prized $250,000 Rolex wristwatch which was stolen by an attractive con artist.

Director: Adam Baratta
Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Adam Baratta, Shane Edelman
Last Rites (1988)
Action | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A New York priest with blood ties to the Mafia uses the auspices of the Church to protect the mistress of a murdered Mafia Don--who is being hunted by hitmen in the employ of her lover's ... See full summary »

Director: Donald P. Bellisario
Stars: Tom Berenger, Daphne Zuniga, Chick Vennera
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

The Rose Technique revolves around the life of an off-beat psychiatrist who wants to join the crazy world of daytime TV.

Director: Jon C. Scheide
Stars: JoBeth Williams, Sally Kirkland, Jason Brooks
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Rodney Gillen
...
Alex Laughton
...
Craig Fox
...
Della
...
Draper Jewett
Trenton McDevitt ...
Male Student (as Trent McDevitt)
Sherril M. Turner ...
Chadwick
...
Trooper Brown
Cameron Glaesner ...
Chris
...
Aleta Jewett
Don Tilley ...
Clifford Jewett
Edit

Storyline

When a married man is found murdered, and his girlfriend is missing, the police suspect the wife of the murdered man. The wife turns to a professor at college who is a medically disabled ex-cop to help clear her. Not wanting the job at first, he eventually does begin to investigate the crime while fighting the demons and the pain of his own life. The clues are scarce, but one clue is that the man was murdered with an unusual weapon - a musket. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

professor | suspect | widow | murder | drugs | See more »

Taglines:

An unexplained death. An agonizing secret. An irresistible desire. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acosado por su pasado  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cast contains the entire band Jump Little Children, in their only onscreen credits. See more »

Goofs

Dewalt's car changes color during the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

TERRIBLE BEAUTIFUL DAY
Written and Performed by Gordon Lee
Courtesy of Unity Label Group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A man who must first learn to live with his past, tries to solve a murder.
1 August 1998 | by (Fort Collins, Colorado) – See all my reviews

This is not a stellar performance by Tom Berenger. This obvious low-budget movie does not make an impression. The plot seems to have many holes and the story line never really comes together. Berenger, a former cop, and now college professor is lured into finding the killer of a woman's husband and also tries to find the husband's lover. The movie's flashbacks are confusing and never make things that clear. The movie jumps around too much and it never gives the viewer a chance to get comfortable with any one character or situation. This movie falls short of expectations and is one of Berenger's saddest roles and performances. He never seems to be comfortable with his character and it seems way too obvious in this movie.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Naked Stephen Lang MercilessRaven
Discuss An Occasional Hell (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?