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Past Midnight (1991)

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Ben's paroled after 15 years prison for killing his pregnant wife. His social worker helps him find work. She doubts his guilt and investigates.

Director:

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 Krisha Fairchild ... Dr. Zastoupil
Ernie Lively ... Detective Allan Tobias
Sarah Magnuson Sarah Magnuson ... Gerrie Graymark
Paul T. Mitri Paul T. Mitri ... Policeman (as Paul Mitri)
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Storyline

A man gets out of prison after fifteen 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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Past Passion. Past Terror. Past Murder.


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Trivia

After significantly re-writing the script, Quentin Tarantino was given an associate producer credit on this movie (his first official screen credit). This movie features several Tarantino trademark pop cultural references. For example, in reference to a Peeping Tom-like recording of a murder, a cop says "It makes A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) look like Charlotte's Web (1973)." See more »

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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

Ben Jordan: [Very last line as Todd goes for Laura and she shotgun blasts him] NO
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References Charlotte's Web (1973) See more »

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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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Natasha Richardson is so great
18 November 2020 | by sjanders-86430See all my reviews

Rutger Hauer was a big man, but his pupils here are pinpointed. Natasha Richardson died in 2009 after a small fall onto snow. Could this very violent movie have caused a brain injury that almost 20 years later killed her? She is pushed by the killer onto the wood floor twice hitting her head with an obvious hurt. I believe movies can harm actors not only physically but emotionally. This is the third movie I have watched written by Tarrantino. I know in Kill Bill Uma Thurman said QT caused her to injure her neck and back. If Natasha was alive, she would probably say her head was hurt in this movie. The plot here makes no sense, but still watch for Hauer and Richardson.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Past Midnight See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Cinetel Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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