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Consenting Adults (1992)

During a joint dinner at the restaurant, the neighbors offer to exchange wives for one night. It was a joke, but only at first.

Director:

Alan J. Pakula

Writer:

Matthew Chapman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Richard Parker
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Priscilla Parker
Kevin Spacey ... Eddy Otis
Rebecca Miller ... Kay Otis
Forest Whitaker ... David Duttonville
E.G. Marshall ... George Gordon
Kimberly McCullough ... Lori Parker
Billie Neal Billie Neal ... Annie Duttonville
Benjamin Hendrickson ... Jimmy Schwartz
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... Dr. Pettering (as Lonnie Smith)
Joe Mulherin Joe Mulherin ... Bo
Rick Hinkle Rick Hinkle ... Singer in Mahoney's Band
Artis Edwards Jr. Artis Edwards Jr. ... Atlanta Police Officer
Jerry Campbell Jerry Campbell ... Prison Guard
Ginny Parker Ginny Parker ... Martha
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Storyline

Richard and Priscilla Parker's lives take a turn for the better when Eddy and Kay move into the house next door. Eddy's a risk-taker and shows his new neighbours how to enjoy life at the expense of a rule or convention or two. What Richard doesn't realize is that Eddy's little games are just a prelude to something that's intended to destroy his neighbours' lives. Written by Rob Hartill

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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gewagtes Spiel See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,591,728
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Kevin Kline, Kevin Spacey, and Forest Whitaker; and one Oscar nominee: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jimmy Schwartz: Richard. Hold it. Richard, what's the matter? I'm not selling those skis to my mother. Please, a more neon sound. Remember: to be free, to soar like an eagle, to slip the surly bonds of earth. Right? That's the feel.
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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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Cheek To Cheek
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Kevin Spacey
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A case of murder, with clever beginning but un-clever, unsatisfying resolution.
24 April 2000 | by 8-FootSee all my reviews

Kevin Kline is cleverly framed for the murder of his best friend's wife, with a seemingly airtight case against him. Equal cleverness in working out this story seemed called for. Instead, the frame-up basically unravels by improbable happenstance and concludes with trite Hollywood-isms, finally throwing in the towel with a few assault-weapon blasts. Real subtle, yes?

Not too bad a way to pass the time, but ultimately a let-down.

Fans of Forest Whitaker ("The Crying Game") will be pleased to see this talented actor appearing as a very southern, shy, soft-spoken insurance investigator.


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