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Whispers in the Dark (1992)

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A psychiatrist (Sciorra) is helping a neurotic art gallery owner who has a submissive and very satisfying sexual relationship with her new lover, a domineering man with a violent streak. An... See full summary »

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Christopher Crowe
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Annabella Sciorra ... Ann Hecker
Jamey Sheridan ... Doug McDowell
Anthony LaPaglia ... Larry Morgenstern
Jill Clayburgh ... Sarah Green
John Leguizamo ... John Castillo
Deborah Kara Unger ... Eve Abergray (as Deborah Unger)
Anthony Heald ... Paul
Alan Alda ... Leo Green
Jacqueline Brookes Jacqueline Brookes ... Lorraine McDowell
Gene Canfield ... Billy O'Meara
Albert Pisarenkov Albert Pisarenkov ... Cab Driver
Malik Malik ... Earring Vendor
Bo Dietl ... Detective Ditali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Badalucco Jr. Joseph Badalucco Jr. ... Undercover Cop (as Joseph Baddalucco Jr.)
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Storyline

A psychiatrist (Sciorra) is helping a neurotic art gallery owner who has a submissive and very satisfying sexual relationship with her new lover, a domineering man with a violent streak. An airline pilot that the psychiatrist recently started dating turns out to be having an affair with the patient. When someone is murdered, the psychiatrist must decide whether the lover is a homicidal maniac or someone who loves her. Her mentor and his wife attempt to help her, but things aren't what they seem. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Deception. Betrayal. Seduction. Murder. Her life depends on every word.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sessions See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,177,158, 9 August 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,124,511
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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

Greta Scacchi and Lou Diamond Phillips were originally cast to play the lead roles of Ann Hecker and Doug McDowell respectively, but both immediately dropped out of the project. See more »

Goofs

Originally Ann says she is from Wisconsin. During the last act it is revealed she is actually from Ohio. See more »

Quotes

Eve Abergray: We had a fight. A horrible, horrible fight.
Ann Hecker: A physical fight?
Eve Abergray: He started torturing me. Bring me close and stopping and bring me close again. And then he stopped. And took his necktie and tied my hands together in front of me. He had a rope, which he'd strung over a rafter. And he put a chair under it and ordered me to stand on it. There's a noose on the rope, and... he... told me to put my neck into it. He took a polaroid of me. And the flash blinded me. But when I could see again he was behind...
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Alternate Versions

An unrated version is available on laserdisc, featuring a more explicit opening credits sequence and flashback scenes. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Hollywood's Fear of Love (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

CONCERTO IN E MAJOR (L'AMOROSO)
Written by Antonio Vivaldi (as A. Vivaldi)
Performed by Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (as Staatskapelle Dresden)
Conducted by Victorio Negri
Courtesy of Phillips Classics
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Waste of Talent
25 September 2008 | by highwaytouristSee all my reviews

This is a tacky, low-grade mystery film that is far better acted than most of its kind. It's about a lady psychiatrist with some really messed-up patients who gets caught up in a murder mystery when one patient becomes a suspect. Nearly all of the characters in this story are serious head cases. One hopes no major city has a preponderance of people like that. A lot of twists and turns occur in the story. A few of them are compelling, most of them improbable. Some genuinely talented actors were rounded up to appear in this film. Largely as a result, the film is watchable, but it's just as miss-able. Only die hard fans of murder mysteries will enjoy this film.


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