Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life ... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
According to show-business trade paper 'Variety', of this project, director Wolfgang Petersen "was contemplating [it] even before his breakthrough success with Das Boot (1981) ten years earlier". See more »
The initial car crash ostensibly happened in Marin County CA, but a scene where they return to the crash site shows granite talus slopes and tall pine trees, as found in the Sierras or Rockies. See more »
So your wife had an affair. You've never had an affair, Mr. Merrick?
As a matter of fact, I have. But I'm not sure with who.
That could keep a guy on his toes, huh?
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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
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Wolfgang Petersen (Poseidon & the Neverending Story)'s Neo Noir starring Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, and Greta Scacchi about a West Coast developer who has amnesia after a car accident and begins to suspect his wife of treachery.
This begins in a pretty mundane way. It runs like any one of thousands of films of the early 1990's, and there doesn't appear to be anything special about it until you get a little bit of the way into it. Roughly one third through, you begin to see the subtle idiosyncrasies of this work, and soon, you are wholly absorbed.
This features some great intrigues, a nice well paced plot, and a really twisty ending. Dialog delivery isn't as bad as you might expect, and the story itself steals the show. Camera angles are a bit odd at times, but nothing like some of those 1970's flicks!
All in all, though it was done as recently as 1991, it is horribly dated but I was still completely entertained by this film, and while it's not Friday-Saturday night quality, it makes for a great Saturday or Sunday afternoon diversion.
It rates a 7.6/10 from...
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