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Whispers in the Dark (1992)

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 ... 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

Gross USA:

$11,124,511

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,124,511
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Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

John Castillo: Nature played a real shit trick on me. I've got these instincts inside of me that are different from the others on this planet. When I see a pretty woman, I don't want to fuck. I want to hear the sounds she's makes when she's in pain.
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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: The Worst Films of 1992 (1993) See more »

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I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL
By Hoagy Carmichael
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Contrived but absorbing.
10 April 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

A pretty standard mystery thriller, but absorbing nonetheless. The sometimes impossibly contrived plot is chock-full of strange coincidences and red herrings, but the film is so competently and professionally made that you can ignore the script's weaknesses and enjoy the work of a director who seems to have a genuine feel for the genre. Most of the performances are also very good, giving weight to their roles and making the movie more respectable. (**1/2)


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