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Jennifer 8 (1992)

Jennifer Eight (original title)
A big-city cop from L.A. moves to a small-town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce Robinson

Writer:

Bruce Robinson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... John Berlin
Lance Henriksen ... Freddy Ross
Uma Thurman ... Helena
Graham Beckel ... John Taylor
Kathy Baker ... Margie Ross
Kevin Conway ... Citrine
John Malkovich ... St. Anne
Perry Lang ... Travis
Nicholas Love ... Bisley
Michael O'Neill ... Serato
Paul Bates ... Venables
Bob Gunton ... Goodridge
Lenny von Dohlen ... Blattis (as Lenny Von Dohlen)
Bryan Larkin ... Bobby Rose
Debbon Ayer ... Amanda
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Storyline

A big-city cop from L.A. moves to a small-town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose and only John knows it. Written by Rob Hartill

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On the trail of a serial killer, Detective John Berlin has no clues. No suspects. And no alibi. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and terror, and for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jennifer 8 See more »

Filming Locations:

Eureka, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,390,479
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Bruce Robinson wanted composer Christopher Young to write the score for the film and the studio rejected him because of his lack of credits at that point. The studio then hired Maurice Jarre to write the music for the film who was their "lucky charm" after the success of films such as Ghost, Almost an Angel and School Ties and did not get along with Robinson, who felt that Jarre's music for the film did not fit what he was aiming for with the story. Young would be hired and after the first recording session, the studio backed off and agreed to the choice. See more »

Goofs

At the Christmas party, Helena's nail varnish disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Travis: You can drive down there, sir.
Freddy Ross: I'm already walking. Where is it?
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Connections

References Hold That Ghost (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Lovers
by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson, Jr.)
Performed by Mary Wells
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, LP by arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Intense Thriller That Has Always Been Ignored
2 December 2000 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

"Jennifer 8" is a solid suspense thriller that is smart, inventive, and a success overall. Cops Andy Garcia and Lance Henriksen are trying to stop a serial killer who seems to always be one step ahead of them. They are positive that the next victim will be a blind woman (Uma Thurman). She is basically the bait, but it still appears that the killer is just a little smarter than the cops. In the end, an unconventional conclusion will bring everything together. "Jennifer 8" has a smart screenplay, strong direction, and a great cast. John Malkovich and Kathy Baker, in particular, are strong in short supporting roles. 4 stars out of 5.


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