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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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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

In a daring attempt to start afresh after a dead-end marriage, the successful book editor, Carly Norris, moves into her elegant new apartment on the twentieth floor of a high-tech Manhattan apartment building. Unbeknownst to her that the luxurious "sliver" building comes with a terrible history of unsolved grisly murders, Carly catches the eye of both the burned-out crime novelist, Jack Landsford, and the shyly charming video-game designer, Zeke Hawkins. However, as a mysterious voyeur watches the tenants' every move, yet another female neighbour dies. Could Norris be next? Written by Nick Riganas

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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

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 movie's sub-plot about the lecherous villain's secret video-recording is eerily similar to the docu-drama Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story (2002). See more »

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During the initial wide shot, when Carly and Jack wrestle for the revolver, his right hand is grasping the revolver. Then the closeup shot shows it as his lift hand. See more »

Quotes

Judy Marks: Hey, isn't Pearl Jam some sort of oriental sex thing?
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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 »

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Referenced in The Killing of a Cat (1994) See more »

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Had potential
27 January 2006 | by ODDBearSee all my reviews

Stone moves into an apartment building, has weird neighbors, spooky things start happening left and right, "perv" Baldwin watches her through surveillance cameras etc.

Sliver had potential. While it's not a total time waster it is very disappointing. Director Noyce doesn't seem to know exactly what kind of film he's making here, always promising something that never comes. Rumour has it that the film was drastically cut and re shot and the end result here is not satisfying, though I don't know what was originally planned, but it must have been better. It has it's moments, certain scenes work very well and suspense is easily built but not sustained. As said, the ending is ridiculous and really hurts the film.

Stone is simply a goddess and delivers a good performance but William Baldwin is utterly intolerable, why this man was given leading roles in big budget Hollywood films I will never know. The always reliable Tom Berenger isn't given much to do and his role is a rather thankless one, underwritten and somewhat degrading. Sadly his career went downhill from here on.


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