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Jennifer 8 (1992)

Jennifer Eight (original title)
John Berlin, a big-city cop from Los Angeles, moves to a small-town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues John 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

John Berlin, a big-city cop from Los Angeles, moves to a small-town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues John 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The part of John Berlin was originally intended for Al Pacino. See more »

Goofs

The premise of the film is that missing women are being murdered or disappearing within a 300-mile radius of San Diego, California. However, the initial discovery of a new victim and the setting of the film is in Eureka, California, which nearly 800 miles from the San Diego metropolitan area. 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

Referenced in Twilight (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
by Franz Xaver Gruber & Joseph Mohr
Performed by Thomanerchor (as Thomanerchor Leipzig)
Courtesy of Delta Music by arrangement with Sounds of Film
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A beautiful, haunting movie
25 March 1999 | by PhroggySee all my reviews

I like a good suspense story as much as anyone else, but this one really stands out. If it doesn't get the recognition it deserves, maybe because it's a "quiet" thriller, without shocking or gross-out scenes ; it relies mainly on characters and atmosphere - very moody and autumnal. For once, the killer's identity is logical and honest, but there is so much more to this, especially a graceful photography. Okay : I love this one. This is no brain candy or beer-and-popcorn, just honest, straightforward stuff, which reminded me very much of literary thriller writers like Ed Gorman or T. Jefferson


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Country:

Canada | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jennifer 8 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,619,666, 8 November 1992

Gross USA:

$11,390,479

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,390,479
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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