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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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A thriller where nothing is black and white.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sutura See more »

Filming Locations:

Coolidge, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$102,780
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Kino Korsakoff See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in Lacerations: The Making of 'Suture' (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A classic overlooked
3 November 2005 | by kemiconSee all my reviews

A few years ago a friend and I were picking out a movie to watch. Since we had seen just about everything we decided to give this movie a try. The film ended up being a huge surprise to us, clever, well shot and nicely paced, with strong acting. This film is overflowing with Hitchcock style themes and also has a 1960s Twilight Zone feel to it. This was also the first time I have seen Dennis Haysbert (24, All State Commercials) in a film and he does a fantastic job. Some of the compositions and the overall cinematography are also handled with skill with some shots being smartly composed. What really made a lasting impression was the way the film handles reality, and the reality that the camera sees. Don't let the silly title and the black and white film stock keep you away from this unique movie.


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