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Unsuccessfully framed for his wife's murder, Dr. David Krane attempts to find the real culprit by utilizing a new drug that allows him to experience the memories of other people first-hand.... See full summary »

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David Krane
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Martha Briggs
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Don Bresler
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Stewart Gleick
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Curtis Avery
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Michael Stratton
Caroline Elliott ...
Cara Krane
Colleen Rennison ...
Lindy Krane
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Kelly
Stellina Rusich ...
Mary Krane
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Sheila Wills
Garwin Sanford ...
Joseph Bodner
Jenafor Ryane ...
Donna Berman
Jim Broyden ...
Boyfriend (as Jimmy Broyden)
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Unsuccessfully framed for his wife's murder, Dr. David Krane attempts to find the real culprit by utilizing a new drug that allows him to experience the memories of other people first-hand. As he gets closer to the truth, the injections begin to take their toll on his life. Additionally, a history of alcoholism, a career crisis, and the involvement of police officers in the murder all conspire to prevent Dr. Crane from learning what really happened. The challenge, then, is for the doctor to overcome these obstacles before his time runs out. Written by Mike Yaffe <myaffe@harris.com>

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He loved her. He lost her. He won't let her memory die... until it tells him who killed her.


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Rated R for strong violence, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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23 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 6,571,700 (Japan) (17 January 1997)

Gross:

JPY 10,944,400 (Japan) (24 January 1997)
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A box office flop in the United States, this took two years to secure a theatrical release in the UK. See more »

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During the flashback of Gleick's interview of Krane, he says that Krane's blood alcohol level was "2.5". He most likely meant .25, or just over three times the limit deemed legally impaired (in most places). For Krane to have been at 2.5, he would have been five times over what is most likely a fatal amount. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. David Krane: [arriving] Hey.
Curtis Avery: Hey. Look at this, how is it they always get here before we do?
Dr. David Krane: The police band radios.
Curtis Avery: No, that was a rhetorical question, David. That was one to which I didn't really expect an answer.
Dr. David Krane: You know me Curtis, I think most of them will look better in plastic-zipper suits. You got the smoke?
Curtis Avery: No, I think it's something like fingerprints, we can just guess... Yeah, I brought the smoke.
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Connections

Remade as Murder in My Mind (1997) See more »

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Unforgettable
Written by Irving Gordon (uncredited)
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole (as Nat King Cole)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Reasonably enjoyable thriller that almost manages to shake off it's central terrible idea
24 August 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dr David Krane's world caves in when his wife is murdered and he is a major suspect. For legal reasons the case falls apart but the shadow hangs over him. When a colleague develops an experimental fluid that allows users to experience the memories of others Krane starts to use it to try and piece together what happened to his wife. However with the drug impacting on his heart he only has so long to uncover the truth.

Some thrillers manage to have good ideas and spoil them with a bad film. Some turn bad ideas into good films, but many are spoilt by a bad idea. This thriller works well for much of the investigation by Krane – but when it relies totally on the memory drug to move things along it really is very weak indeed. The direction is good enough to give the illusion of pace and excitement but really it never manages to shake off this central terrible idea and the film suffers as a result.

Liotta is always OK in most things but really hasn't much to work with. He does well despite the material. Fiorentino was great in The Last Seduction but only because she had a great character in a great story. Here she has no character in a dumb thriller and it shows. Support from McDonald, Coyote, Kim Cattrall and Kim Coates vary between average and good but really they are mainly all red herrings to try and sustain the interest.

Overall this is enjoyable in most parts but where it relies on the memory drug heavily it falls down a bit. Goes to show that you can't make a purse out of a pig's ear and this film never manages to shake off the fact that it's central idea is just plain dumb.


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