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Cold Heaven (1991)

An adulterous woman's faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.

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Nicolas Roeg

Writers:

Brian Moore (novel), Allan Scott (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Russell ... Marie Davenport
Mark Harmon ... Alex Davenport
James Russo ... Daniel Corvin
Will Patton ... Father Niles
Richard Bradford ... Monsignor Cassidy
Julie Carmen ... Anna Corvin
Talia Shire ... Sister Martha
Diana Douglas ... Mother St. Agnes
Seymour Cassel ... Tom Farrelly
Castulo Guerra ... Dr. DeMencos
Daniel Ades Daniel Ades ... Dr. Mendes (as Daniel Addes)
Jim Ishida ... Dr. Tanaki
Jeanette Miller ... Sister Katarina
Martha Milliken Martha Milliken ... Sister Anna
Margarita Cordova Margarita Cordova ... Registrar
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Storyline

A woman is planning to leave her husband for another man when hubby has a nasty accident. She keeps getting flashbacks of something compelling that had happened to her a year before, which builds to a supernatural encounter. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Between seduction and deception lies the fate of a mortal soul. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desejo Selvagem See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,163, 31 December 1992
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally set to be released by MCEG but sold to Hemdale after the former company filed for bankruptcy. See more »

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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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Mariachi Walls
Music by Jimmie Haskell (as Jimmie Haskel)
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A pale shadow
18 July 2004 | by madmattukSee all my reviews

Could this be by the same director as Don't Look Now or Bad Timing? Poorly

acted, clunkily edited. You only have to compare the various accident scenes in this with similar ones in Don't Look Now to see how much Roeg has lost his

touch.

Even the generally reliable Teresa Russell (looking a bit chunky these days, I'm afraid to report) cannot save this one. The plot is pure pseudo-religious hokum, the acting is wooden and Roeg's attempts at his trademark dislocation of time are pitiful.

Avoid this one like the plague.


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