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Jennifer 8 (1992)

Jennifer Eight (original title)
An LA homicide investigator moves and starts a murder investigation after a woman's hand etc. are found at a dump. Could it be a Jennifer (victims of a serial killer are called Jennifer).? It leads him to a witness; a cute, blind woman.

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Bruce Robinson

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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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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,390,479
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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Uma Thurman used a body double for her nude scene. 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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Featured in The Peculiar Memories of Bruce Robinson (1999) See more »

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Louie Louie
by Richard Berry
Performed by The Kingsmen
Courtesy of Highland Music by arrangement with Sounds of Film
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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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