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Sliver (1993)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 21 May 1993 (USA)
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A woman moves into an exclusive New York City apartment building, which she soon discovers houses tenants with all manner of shocking secrets.

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writers:

Ira Levin (novel), Joe Eszterhas (screenplay)
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4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Stone ... Carly Norris
William Baldwin ... Zeke Hawkins
Tom Berenger ... Jack Landsford
Polly Walker ... Vida Warren
Colleen Camp ... Judy Marks
Amanda Foreman ... Samantha Moore
Martin Landau ... Alex Parsons
CCH Pounder ... Lt. Victoria Hendrix
Nina Foch ... Evelyn McEvoy
Keene Curtis ... Gus Hale
Nicholas Pryor ... Peter Farrell
Anne Betancourt ... Jackie Kinsella
Tony Peck ... Martin Kinsella
Frantz Turner ... Doorman #1
Melvyn Kinder Melvyn Kinder ... Dr. Palme (as Dr. Melvyn Kinder)
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Storyline

Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who writes thriller novels and Zeke Hawkins, the handsome owner of the apartment building. Carly finds that some of the women living in the apartment building have been murdered and the police suspect that there is a serial killer in the apartment building. Carly has a passionate and seductive love affair with Zeke, unaware Zeke has secretly wired the apartment building with hidden cameras and he has been watching the lives of each tenant living in the apartment building including Carly. Carly begins to suspect Zeke or Jack may be the serial killer responsible for the murders in the apartment building and she may be the killer's next victim. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Garasu no to See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,138,283, 23 May 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$116,300,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (as Dolby Stereo SR)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The book "Flesh and Blood" that Jack sends to Carly has a cover that is similar to the poster for Dead Calm (1989), another Phillip Noyce film. See more »

Goofs

When Carly and Zeke are in the video room she takes his Walther PPKS 380 and fires 3 shots and the slide is locked back meaning the gun is empty See more »

Quotes

Carly Norris: It's like playing God.
Zeke Hawkins: We'll do only good things.
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Alternate Versions

European version features approx. four minutes of sex footage not present in R-rated US release (total running time 108 minutes) The longer version is available in the US as an unrated video. See more »

Connections

References Night Trap (1992) See more »

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Carly's Loneliness
by Michael Cretu
Performed by Enigma
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At least it keeps you guessing....
3 March 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Sliver" was not nearly as bad as most reviewers have suggested, in my opinion. It may be true that Joe Eszterhas rehashes his basic formula one more time here - "Is the person with whom the hero/heroine gets sexually involved a murdered or an innocent victim, framed by someone else?" - but it's a formula that works, that grabs your attention instinctively. The plot is flimsy, yet inherently interesting. Maybe this thriller would've been tighter if the gratuitously protracted (and not very erotic) sex scenes had been trimmed down in length, but Baldwin is magnetic in his role and Sharon Stone, great to look at as always, also gives a decent performance; they both overshadow Tom Berenger who doesn't make even the slightest impression. (**)


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