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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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

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

Referenced in Double Cross (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

BROKEN ARROW
Written and Performed by Robbie Robertson
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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User Reviews

Priceless!!!
19 November 1999 | by BishonenSee all my reviews

This is actually a rather dull film for the most part---the red herrings are preposterous and uninteresting and the sexuality never goes beyond cheap titillation. It hints at more interesting things and nine times out of ten it punks out at exploring those intriguing themes, going for the cheap thrill every opportunity. And it's not that thrilling, period.

But the ending is amazing. It kept me laughing for weeks after I'd seen the movie. So ludicrous and out of nowhere it comes off like a bad joke, or incomparable idiocy. It still makes me giggle every time I think about it. I can barely type right now.

See this movie for the last thirty minutes. It's worth it.


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