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Blink (1993)

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Emma, a blind violinist who had recently undergone a revolutionary surgery, joins with a police detective to track a serial killer after she was an inadvertent witness to his latest crime.

Director:

Michael Apted

Writer:

Dana Stevens
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Stowe ... Emma Brody
Aidan Quinn ... Detective John Hallstrom
James Remar ... Thomas Ridgely
Peter Friedman ... Dr. Ryan Pierce
Bruce A. Young ... Lt. Mitchell
Laurie Metcalf ... Candice
Matt Roth ... Officer Crowe
Paul Dillon ... Neal Booker
Michael P. Byrne ... Barry
Anthony Cannata ... Ned
Greg Noonan ... Frank
Heather Schwartz Heather Schwartz ... Young Emma
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Emma's Mother
Michael Stuart Kirkpatrick Michael Stuart Kirkpatrick ... Michael
Sean C. Cleland Sean C. Cleland ... Drover
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Storyline

Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night she is awakened by a commotion upstairs. Peering out of her door, she sees a shadowy figure descending the stairs. Convinced that her neighbour has been murdered she approaches the police, only to find that she is unsure if it was just her new eyes playing tricks on her. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

Illusion. Deception. Murder. In the blink of an eye things are not what they seem. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The condition that Madeleine Stowe's character suffers from the film does actually exist. It's called retroactive hallucination. See more »

Goofs

Emma grabs a gun from the police car and fires off shots at her attacker. It is extremely unlikely that she has ever handled a gun before due to her blindness. Yet she handles the gun expertly, even managing to know that there is a safety catch and how to deactivate it. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Tattersall: [grieving husband] What have you been doing down there? Why didn't you catch him? What have you been doing?
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Soundtracks

LOVE WON'T BE
Performed by The Drovers
Written by Michael Kirkpatrick
Courtesy of MNM4EVR Music and New Line Music Co.
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Unexpectedly Good
1 December 2000 | by DarbsSee all my reviews

A good, absorbing thriller with an unusual idea at its core, "Blink" also enjoys the benefits of good acting and direction, and some truly heartstopping scenes. What struck me also was its success in making the audience share the "Emma Brody's" confusion when faced with the the sights of the city around her for the first time in years. The very last scene is, perhaps, a bit pat, but we've had our fun by then and can indulge the filmmakers here. Recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blink See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,410,077, 30 January 1994

Gross USA:

$16,696,219

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,696,219
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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