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Still of the Night (1982)

A Manhattan psychiatrist probes a patient's murder and falls for the victim's mysterious mistress.

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Robert Benton

Writers:

Robert Benton (screenplay), David Newman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Scheider ... Sam Rice
Meryl Streep ... Brooke Reynolds
Jessica Tandy ... Grace Rice
Joe Grifasi ... Joseph Vitucci
Sara Botsford ... Gail Phillips
Josef Sommer ... George Bynum
Frederikke Borge Frederikke Borge ... Heather Wilson (as Rikke Borge)
Irving Metzman Irving Metzman ... Murray Gordon
Larry Joshua ... Mugger
Tom Norton Tom Norton ... Auctioneer
Richmond Hoxie ... Mr. Harris
Hyon Cho Hyon Cho ... Mr. Chang
Danielle Cusson Danielle Cusson ... Girl
John Bentley John Bentley ... Night Watchman
George A. Tooks George A. Tooks ... Elevator Operator
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Storyline

George Bynum, a patient of Manhattan psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice, is brutally murdered. Soon afterward, Dr. Rice is visited by Bynum's co-worker and mistress Brooke Reynolds and by the investigating officer Detective Vitucci. As Dr. Rice reviews the case notes on his sessions with Bynum, he starts his own investigation. At the same time, he finds himself falling for enigmatic blonde Brooke, despite her increasingly suspicious behavior. The closer Rice comes to the truth, the more he puts his own life in danger... Written by L. Hamre

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Taglines:

If looks could kill...

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stab See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,980, 21 November 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,979,947
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This movie's main poster has a tagline that reads "If looks could kill..." This phrase has actually been a movie title itself, see If Looks Could Kill (1991) (aka Teen Agent) as well as If Looks Could Kill (1996); If Looks Could Kill (1986) and If Looks Could Kill (1992). All these movies were made after Still of the Night (1982). See more »

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Doctor Sam Rice: Now listen to me! On account of you, I'm an accessory to something. I don't know what! I'm withholding evidence. I'm obstructing justice. I'm gonna get my license revoked if I'm not thrown into jail first. And on top of that, I've just spent fifteen thousand dollars for a painting I don't even like!
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Everything going for it except for one thing: the script
16 October 2003 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

I saw STILL OF THE NIGHT for the first since I saw it 20 years ago at the movies. Everything about it is top notch except for one thing: the script. There's really no story. It's one of the flimsiest stories I've ever seen for such a high caliber production. It's a shame because everything is so great: great cast (I couldn't keep my eyes off of Streep), great cinematography, some excellent direction here and there (the dream sequence is memorable). I just wished they wrote a great script to go along the other great aspects of the production.

But after watching it, I realized that we don't really see movies like STILL OF THE NIGHT anymore. They just don't make these kind of classy thrillers these days and watching SOTN sorta made me missed them. A lot!


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