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Suture (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 24 August 1994 (France)
After his brother tries to kill him, a man survives only to find himself in another man's body.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Haysbert ... Clay Arlington
Mel Harris ... Dr. Renee Descartes
Sab Shimono ... Dr. Max Shinoda
Dina Merrill ... Alice Jameson
Michael Harris ... Vincent Towers
David Graf ... Lt. Weismann
Fran Ryan ... Mrs. Lucerne
John Ingle ... Sidney Callahan
Sanford Gibbons ... Dr. Fuller (as Sandy Gibbons)
Mark DeMichele Mark DeMichele ... Detective Joe
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Nurse Stevens (as Sandra Lafferty)
Capri Darling Capri Darling ... Soprano
Carol Kiernan ... Ticket Agent
Laura Groppe Laura Groppe ... Sportswoman
Mel Coleman Mel Coleman ... Sportsman
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Storyline

Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill him with a car bomb and pass the corpse off as his own, planning to start a new life elsewhere with his father's inheritance. But Clay survives the blast and has his face, memory and identity restored in hospital... but are they the right ones? Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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A thriller where nothing is black and white.

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Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sutura See more »

Filming Locations:

Eloy, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$102,780
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Production Co:

Kino Korsakoff See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of both Scott McGehee and David Siegel. See more »

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References Seconds (1966) See more »

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Ring of Fire
Written by Merle Kilgore and June Carter Cash (as June Carter)
Performed by Tom Jones
Courtesy of Polygram Special Markets
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Stitching that burning ring of fire.
8 April 2018 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Suture is written and directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel. It stars Dennis Haysbert, Mel Harris, Sab Shimono, Dina Merrill and Michael Harris. Music is by Cary Berger and cinematography by Greg Gardiner.

Identity is the crisis can't you see - X-Ray Spex 1978

Suture is an unusual film that on the surface hangs its chief premise on a most ridiculous concept. Yet what is most striking about the film's heart and soul is that it embraces a number of staple film noir narrative threads. Photographed in spanking monochrome, and featuring an unnerving musical score, this surreal like play works with a cheeky glint in its eye as it challenges the viewer's perception of the unfurling story.

Wrapped around a suggested agony of identity, Suture revels in films and styles of film making it is influenced by. Name checking them all is folly, but as the amnesia angle blends with surgical reconstruction, and the murder plot betrayal sidles up to the voiceover, other potent pics spring instantly to mind. And yet in a piece heavy on identity, Suture, in spite of its reliance on influences, does have its own identity, very much so.

It's quite a debut from McGehee and Siegel, one that begs the question of why they didn't go on to greater things? Here they have great camera craft, with close ups, overheads and frame blends in action, while there's some striking imagery and noirville shadow play to take in as mood setting accompaniments. It could be argued that much of it is highfalutin, and that the philosophical probing is overkill, but the film remains unique and intriguing, if not as remotely thrilling as one hoped. 7/10


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