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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second film, on which Kevin Kline and Director Alan J. Pakula worked together. The first was Sophie's Choice (1982). 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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Connections

References Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

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As Time Goes By
Written by Herman Hupfeld
Courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co.
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Starts Good, Ends Bad
3 April 2010 | by treeskier802See all my reviews

This movie had been in my Netflix Queue for sometime and I decided to give it a watch after meeting Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio in person (very gracious lady). Anyway, I'd seen the film before, but it had been many years. After viewing it again this time around, I came to the same conclusion. The first half of the story is very engaging and interesting. Kevin Spacey is brilliant in one of his early roles. Mastrontonio and Kline are also very appealing. You like the characters and you care about them. However, the second half of the film, the "thriller" portion, is so lame and unrealistic that I completely lost interest. It's as if the writers simply gave up on how to finish this film off. They created very interesting characters, set up a nice story, but the story didn't have anyplace interesting to go. I'd love for someone to try a rewrite of this thing. Anyway, not much going on here with this film. The only relevance it has is if you are a Spacey, Kline, or Mastrontonio fan. Rating 5 of 10 stars and that is being somewhat kind.


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