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Shattered (1991)

After a horrific car wreck leaves him an amnesiac, a man slowly begins to unravel his shocking past.

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Richard Neely (novel), Wolfgang Petersen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Dan Merrick
Bob Hoskins ... Gus Klein
Greta Scacchi ... Judith Merrick
Joanne Whalley ... Jenny Scott (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Corbin Bernsen ... Jeb Scott
Debi A. Monahan Debi A. Monahan ... Nancy Mercer
Bert Rosario ... Rudy Costa
Jedda Jones Jedda Jones ... Sadie
Scott Getlin Scott Getlin ... Jack Stanton
Kellye Nakahara ... Lydia
Dona Hardy Dona Hardy ... Pet Shop Woman
Frank Cavestani Frank Cavestani ... Cop
Jasmin Gabler Jasmin Gabler ... Jeb's Secretary
Charlene Hall Charlene Hall ... Receptionist
Dierk Torsek Dierk Torsek ... Dr. Benton
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Storyline

Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet shop owner and part time private detective Gus Klein who is supposedly done some work for him prior to the accident. Klein helps Merrick to find out more about his past and true identity. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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A love he can't forget. A murder he can't remember.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Búsqueda mortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Manzanita, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,511,031
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was made and released about twenty-two years after its source novel "The Plastic Nightmare" by Richard Neely had been first published in 1969. See more »

Goofs

An asthma inhaler is not an aqualung. Klein could not have kept breathing underwater because he had his inhaler with him. It relies on mixing the steroids with the surrounding air; it doesn't itself provide oxygen. See more »

Quotes

Dan Merrick: It's me. Dan Merrick it's Dan Merrick
[Gus shines his torch at Dan Merrick's dead face]
Gus Klein: Oh, God.
[Dan staring astonishingly at Dan Merrick]
Gus Klein: This is insane... you must be... Jack Stanton
[he drops Dan's body and collapsed]
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Psychological Thrillers (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
Written by Justin Hayward
Performed by The Moody Blues
Published by Essex Music, Inc.
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of
PolyGram Group Distribution, Inc.
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One of my favorite mystery films
31 January 2001 | by captainlouSee all my reviews

This is a film which I have recommended on many a Friday night when all the new releases are already gone and others are looking for a good mystery/suspense title. I have seen it 3-4 times which is rare for me, especially for a mystery. It is fine entertainment with an excellent story. Not the highest production value, but it's unique story makes up for it. Highly recommended, especially on a weekend night when there just aren't any NEW mystery/suspense releases on the shelf.


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