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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carly Norris
... Zeke Hawkins
... Jack Landsford
... Vida Warren
... Judy Marks
... Samantha Moore
... Alex Parsons
... Lt. Victoria Hendrix
... Evelyn McEvoy
... Gus Hale
... Peter Farrell
... Jackie Kinsella
... Martin Kinsella
... Doorman #1
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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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language and violence | See all certifications »

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21 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Garasu no to  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Eszterhas's original ending was incomprehensible to test audiences and an alternate ending had to be quickly devised and shot. Eszterhas cracked out five different endings in three days. 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

Gus Hale: How can I call you when I don't know your name?
Carly Norris: How can you not know my name if you knew my apartment number?
Gus Hale: Our doormen are spoiled, five bucks gets you only half the information.
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Spoofed in Weird Science: Wicked Wish (1998) See more »

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Can't Help Falling in Love
by George David Weiss (as George Weiss), Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore
Performed by UB40
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A surprisingly good movie...
1 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I waited 18 years to see this movie because I had always heard how terrible it is. When it first came out, I seem to recall thinking it highly implausible that someone could have the kind of video and audio equipment you see in this movie. But the equipment and its use in the film is entirely plausible, even in 1993.

I found no problems with the plot. It's an interesting thriller with something that's hard to find--a unique story that hasn't been told a thousand times already. The acting is good. The characters and their actions are completely believable. I was never left thinking that a real person might not have done the things that the people in the movie did.

Having seen the movie, I really don't understand why so many people criticize it so harshly. In terms of telling a compelling, entertaining story, I would say it is far better than movies like Hereafter and on par with a movie like the Adjustment Bureau (just two recent movies I could think to compare it to).

If you haven't seen it, give it a chance.


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