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Final Analysis (1992)

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A psychiatrist becomes romantically involved with the sister of one of his patients, but the influence of her controlling gangster husband threatens to destroy them both.

Director:

Phil Joanou

Writers:

Robert Berger (story), Wesley Strick (story) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Isaac Barr
Kim Basinger ... Heather Evans
Uma Thurman ... Diana Baylor
Eric Roberts ... Jimmy Evans
Paul Guilfoyle ... Mike O'Brien
Keith David ... Detective Huggins
Robert Harper ... Alan Lowenthal
Agustin Rodriguez Agustin Rodriguez ... Pepe Carrero
Rita Zohar ... Dr. Grusin
George Murdock ... Judge Costello
Shirley Prestia ... D.A. Kaufman
Tony Genaro ... Hector
Katherine Cortez ... Woman Speaker
Wood Moy ... Dr. Lee
Corey Fischer ... Forensic Doctor
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Storyline

A psychiatrist (Gere) has an affair with his patient's sister (Basinger) who is married to a Greek mobster (Roberts). The mobster is a tyrant over his wife. The psychiatrist wants her to get a divorce, but she is afraid of what her husband would do. She has a medical condition that becomes apparent when she drinks. One night she drinks anyway and attacks her husband. The psychiatrist uses his professional pull to try and help her out of the consequences of her actions, but becomes uncertain if she is telling him the truth. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Hot-blooded passion. Cold-blooded murder. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sensuality, and for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The name of the medical facility was the fictional "Overland State Hospital". See more »

Goofs

When Heather jumps in bed with Isaac her hair is curly, but afterward is perfectly straight. See more »

Quotes

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Diana Baylor: [on psychiatrist's couch] I had the dream again. I'm arranging flowers, on a table, for a center piece. I decorate the flower pot with fancy paper. Feels like velvet. There are three different kinds of flowers. There are lilies, and there are... by the way, did you reach my sister?
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Referenced in Relentless 3 (1993) See more »

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Slick, and a bit derivative, but...
9 September 2006 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

This film, if analyzed visually is quite interesting, and the addition of a distinguished Richard Gere and still- beautiful Kim Basinger doesn't hurt, either.

The sets are reminiscent of Hitchcock's "Vertigo"; there is even a scene with violets, right out of Freudian analysis, which Gere translates for his unsuspecting patient.

Uma Thurman is Basinger's younger sister, there is a murder accusation, Eric Roberts as the abusive husband, ends up being murdered. (This part was a bit too formulaic; mob ties again) but Roberts also gives a believable performance.

While you may have to ignore basic logic, if you enjoy the actors, this film is worthwhile. For some reason Basinger is better in under-stated roles, and Richard Gere transcends the material, and is interesting to watch. 8/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Analysis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,411,441, 9 February 1992

Gross USA:

$28,590,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,590,665
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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