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Malice (1993)

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A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.

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Harold Becker

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Aaron Sorkin (story), Jonas McCord (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Jed
Nicole Kidman ... Tracy
Bill Pullman ... Andy
Bebe Neuwirth ... Dana
George C. Scott ... Dr. Kessler
Anne Bancroft ... Ms. Kennsinger
Peter Gallagher ... Dennis Riley
Josef Sommer ... Lester Adams
Tobin Bell ... Earl Leemus
William Duff-Griffin William Duff-Griffin ... Dr. George Sullivan
Debrah Farentino ... Tanya
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Paula Bell
David Bowe ... Dr. Matthew Robertson
Diana Bellamy ... Ms. Worthington
Michael Hatt Michael Hatt ... Neighbor Boy
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Storyline

A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches children, Andy's a college professor. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know it all" doctor. Written by Rob Hartill

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Her doctor wasn't playing God. He thought he was God. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bodily Harm See more »

Filming Locations:

Amherst, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,232,650, 3 October 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,044,636
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alec Baldwin worked with Harold Becker 5 years later on Mercury Rising. See more »

Goofs

The discovery of the murder of Paula was shown as early morning, whereas the crime scene for the murder is shown at night. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jed Hill: I'm the new guy around here and I want to make friends, so I'll say this to you and we'll start fresh. If you don't like my jokes, don't laugh. If you have a medical opinion, then please speak up and speak up loud. But if you ever again tell me or my surgical staff that we're going to lose a patient, I'm gonna take out your lungs with a fuckin' ice cream scoop. Do you understand me?
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Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: The List (1993) See more »

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Miss You
Written by Greg Phillinganes, Bobby Colomby and Eric Clapton
Performed by Eric Clapton
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Ain't no wonderland
27 September 2008 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

This is pretty dark. In the very literal sense, as in, the lighting can hardly be described as being overpowering, and figuratively, since it's not exactly a Disney-fied fairy tale. It may require, if not necessarily multiple viewings, then at least attention paid. The plot is well-written, and takes some serious turns. It should throw most viewers for a loop, and it manages to retain a level of believability that not all recent twist-flicks can boast. The cinematography and editing are of high quality throughout, with no exceptions. The acting is spot-on almost invariably, everyone turns in a solid performance... Kidman, Baldwin, Pullman, Scott, Bancroft, not a disappointment to be found among them. The supporting players, as well. The writing leaves rather little(if not nothing) to be desired, and remains excellent for the duration. The pacing is appropriate. The three attempts at doing a proper accent are appreciated, and this is by no means the only film to lack in that department. There is a bit of sex in this, if not that much nudity, considering. There is a moderate amount of language, and it can be fairly harsh. The DVD holds cast biographies(yes, *yippie*) as well as a trailer, which I would not suggest you watch before the movie itself, as it could give stuff away. I recommend this to any fans of the people involved in making it, as well as the genres of crime, thriller, and/or mystery. 7/10


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