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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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 Double Indemnity (1944) See more »

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Ring of Fire
Written by Merle Kilgore and June Carter Cash (as June Carter)
Performed by Tom Jones
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Burying the Soul
7 September 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The construction worker Clay Arlington (Dennis Haysbert) meets his wealthy half-brother Vincent Towers (Michael Harris) in their father's funeral and sooner Clay travels from Needles to the city to visit Vincent. When Clay arrives, Vincent changes their IDs, gives his clothes to Clay and tells that he needs to travel but would be back on the next day. Clay drives Vincent to the airport in his car and Vincent explodes a bomb planted in the car. However Clay survives with amnesia and with his face and bones are restored by the specialist Dr. Renee Descartes (Mel Harris) that uses a video and pictures of Vincent to rebuild his face. The amnesic Clay assumes the identity of Vincent and learns that he is the prime suspect of Lieutenant Weismann (David Graf) for the suspicious murder of his father. Further, Renee and he fall in love for each other. With the support Dr. Max Shinoda ( Sab Shimono), Clay finally retrieves his memory and has to decide which life shall be buried.

"Suture" has a good story but the viewer shall buy first that the African American Dennis Haysbert and the Caucasian Michael Harris resemble each other. The plot has many flaws, and I believed that the brotherhood of Vincent and Clay had been kept in secret due to racial issues. Therefore, there is no explanation why the brothers have different social conditions having a wealthy father. And what about the fingerprints of Clay and Vincent, how could they match each other? The black and white cinematography is very beautiful and the camera work is excellent. My vote is six.

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