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Past Midnight (1991)

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A man gets out of prison after 15 years for stabbing his wife to death, and his social worker becomes convinced he was innocent. As she researches his case, and interviews other people who ... See full summary »

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Jan Eliasberg

Writer:

Frank Norwood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Ben Jordan
Natasha Richardson ... Laura Mathews
Clancy Brown ... Steve Lundy
Kibibi Monie Kibibi Monie ... Dorothy Coleman
Tom Wright ... Lee Samuels
Dana Eskelson ... Kathy Tudor
Ted D'Arms Ted D'Arms ... Bill Tudor
Paul Giamatti ... Larry Canipe
Guy Boyd ... Todd Canipe
Charles Boswell ... Carlton Daniels
Brian T. Finney ... Delivery Man
Krisha Fairchild ... Dr. Zastoupil
Ernie Lively ... Detective Allan Tobias
Sarah Magnuson Sarah Magnuson ... Gerrie Graymark
Paul Mitri Paul Mitri ... Policeman
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Storyline

A man gets out of prison after 15 years for stabbing his wife to death, and his social worker becomes convinced he was innocent. As she researches his case, and interviews other people who were involved, she begins to fall in love with him, as her friends warn her that he's dangerous. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

Past Passion. Past Terror. Past Murder.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Coupable See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinetel Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After significantly re-writing the script, Quentin Tarantino was given an associate producer credit on the film (his first official screen credit). The film features a number of Tarantino's trademark pop cultural references. For example, in reference to a Peeping Tom-like recording of a murder, a cop says "It makes Nightmare on Elm Street look like Charlotte's Web." See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the two cops take Ben away, and Todd is in the house getting ready to kill Laura, the detective calls her and she pretends he is her father so that he realizes there is something wrong. He tells her that help is on the way. The two cops come back and are killed by Todd. The detective never calls back when the cops don't check in to say they caught Todd. See more »

Quotes

Todd Canipe: You should've blown his head off when I said! And we could've avoided all of this
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Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

AM I LOSING YOU?
Words and Music by Mike Booth and Katherine Anne Porter
Performed by Mike Booth
Switchblade Music (BMI)
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Not The Usual Rugged Rutger
5 July 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This turned out to be more of a women's romance-soap-suspense film than what I hoped it was....simply a tense thriller. Yes, the final 20 minutes were suspenseful but much of the previous 75 bordered on being just plain tedious.

Ruter Hauer was a little too subdued, not playing his normal intense character. Natasha Richardson sports somewhat of a dumb look most of the time and her character was very unappealing.

The story is so-so. It's not as bad as I'm making out, but it sure isn't anything I'd watch again, and the back of the VHS describing this movie was misleading.


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