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Two detectives interrogate a hairdresser on two homicides she may or may not have been involved in.

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Cynthia Kellogg
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Joyce Urbanski
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James Urbanski
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Arthur Kellogg
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Det. John Woods
Billie Neal ...
Det. Linda Nealon
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Dominic, Joyce's Father
Karen Shallo ...
Gloria, James' Mother
Crystal Field ...
Jeanette, Joyce's Mother
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Aunt Rita (as Maryanne Leone)
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Usher (as Marc Tantillo)
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Pat - Cynthia's Mother
Christopher Scotellaro ...
Joey, James' Brother
Ron J. Amodea ...
Band Leader
Leonid Merzon ...
Yuri
Kelly Cinnante ...
Cookie
Christopher Peacock ...
Irish Kid #1
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Irish Kid #2
Elain R. Graham ...
Woman Police Sergeant (as Elain Graham)
Thomas Quinn ...
Detective Seltzer
Brandon Messemer ...
Cynthia's Baby
Richard Messemer ...
Cynthia's Baby
Larry Attile ...
Sidney Levitt
Roger Shamas ...
Krishna Kolhatker
Star Jasper ...
Lauren, Cynthia's Sister
Lindsay Rodio ...
Jennifer Kellogg - 3 Years
Julie Garfield ...
Maria Urbanski
Edward Chip Rogers ...
Detective
David Willis Sr. ...
James' Father (as David A. Willis)
James Pecora ...
Cop
Elaine Eldridge ...
Customer in Salon
Kimberly Comprix ...
Tina
Anna Marie Wieder ...
Candy
John Descano ...
Cynthia's Father
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Paramedic (uncredited)
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Gambler (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alan Rudolph

Written by

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William Reilly ... () &
Claude Kerven ... ()

Produced by

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Stuart Benjamin ... executive producer
Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. ... line producer
John Fiedler ... producer
Taylor Hackford ... executive producer
Demi Moore ... co-producer
Mark Tarlov ... producer

Music by

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Mark Isham

Cinematography by

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Elliot Davis ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tom Walls

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Peggy Davis ... second assistant editor (as Peggy A. Davis)
Ann Ducommun ... assistant editor
Sean Hubbert ... first assistant editor (as Sean Thomas Hubbert)
David Orr ... color timer
Daniel R. Padgett ... apprentice editor

Casting By

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Donna Isaacson
John S. Lyons ... (as John Lyons)

Production Design by

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Howard Cummings

Art Direction by

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Bob Shaw ... (as Robert K. Shaw Jr.)

Set Decoration by

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Beth Kushnick

Costume Design by

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Hope Hanafin

Makeup Department

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Joseph A. Campayno ... additional makeup artist
Scott H. Eddo ... makeup artist: Bruce Willis
Janet Flora ... makeup artist
Francesca Paris ... hair department head

Production Management

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Donna E. Bloom ... unit manager
Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. ... unit production manager
Doreen A. Dixon ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vicki Cherkas ... dga trainee
Robert V. Girolami ... first assistant director (as Robert Girolami)
Jane Paul ... second assistant director
Jimmy Raitt ... second second assistant director
Greg Walker ... second unit director

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Suzy Abbott ... chargeman scenic artist
Dimitri Apletchef ... property master
Guido DeCurtis ... set dresser
Andrew Lassman ... set dresser
Laura Mernoff ... painter
Mark Paul Selemon ... set dresser
Anthony Baldasare ... set dresser (uncredited)
Tom Conway ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gary Alper ... sound mixer
Mark Berger ... supervising re-recording mixer
Albert Gasser ... dialogue editor
Richard King ... supervising sound editor
Melissa Lytle ... assistant sound editor
Larry Oatfield ... re-recording mixer
Philip Rogers ... sound recordist

Stunts

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Norman Douglass ... utility stunts
Marguerite Happy ... stunt double: Joyce
Steve Mack ... utility stunts
Phil Neilson ... utility stunts (as Phil Nielson)
Janet Paparazzo ... stunt double: Cynthia
Michael Russo ... utility stunts (as Mike Russo)
Rick Seaman ... utility stunts
Greg Walker ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nico Bally ... grip
Sam Bender ... chief lighting technician
Sandy Brooke ... assistant camera
Ted Churchill ... Steadicam operator
Richard Dobbs ... dolly grip
Alec Hirschfeld ... director of photography: second unit
Roberto Jiménez ... best boy electric
Ron Kunecke ... musco light operator
Paul Postelnicu ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Joy Todd ... additional casting
Grant Wilfley ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Juliet Polcsa ... assistant costume designer
Melissa Stanton ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Steve Housewright ... location scout (as Steven E. Housewright)

Music Department

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Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
Stephen Krause ... scoring mixer
Richard McIlvery ... scoring stage manager

Transportation Department

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Richard Curry ... driver: Ms. Moore and Mr. Willis
Patrick Hogan ... driver
Harry J. Leavey ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Robert C. Albertell ... production assistant
Timothy Alberts ... supervisor
Anthony D'Esposito ... production assistant
Robert Girolami Jr. ... production assistant
Lawrence F. Mullane Jr. ... technical advisor
Todd Rathner ... production assistant
Howard Samuelsohn ... dialogue coach
Lori H. Schwartz ... production associate
L.J. Van Cleave ... post-production accountant
Jon Sperry ... dialect coach: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Mike Timoney ... stand-in: Bruce Willis (uncredited)

Thanks

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Scott W. Anderson ... special thanks
John Keating ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The hairdresser, wife and mother Cynthia Kellogg is in police department being interrogated by the experienced detective John Woods and his partner, Detective Linda Nealon. Through flashbacks, she reveals how her best friend and colleague Joyce Urbanski married the scum and nasty James Urbanski; how hard Joyce's life with James was; and why Joyce became a criminal. The smart detective finds some contradictions in her statement and presses Cynthia, trying to disclose the truth of two murders. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines Something terrible happened that night. Something everyone wanted to talk about. Something no one was telling the truth about. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Pensées mortelles (France)
  • Tödliche Gedanken (Germany)
  • Pensaments Mortals (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Pensamientos mortales (Spain)
  • Mördande vänskap (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The James Urbanski role was only a tiny part in the film until Bruce Willis agreed to do the film. See more »
Goofs While Cynthia and Arthur are alone in the house arguing about the murder, you can briefly see a person in a white t-shirt (not a character in the movie) sitting to the left in the dark in the room behind Arthur. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Mortal Thoughts/Impromptu/Out for Justice/Journey of Hope (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Just the Way You Are See more »
Quotes James: You take a pencil, a piece of paper, S-U-G-E-R, this is what we need.
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