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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 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Treptaj See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,696,219
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

When Aiden goes into the restroom after Emma, his handcuffs are hooked on his belt. When he leaves the handcuffs are gone. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Ridgely: [giving Hallstrom hell outside of police station after Emma ran off under his protection] She's acting this way because of YOU! Now I'm going into that station, dragging her back to her apartment, and I'm going to handcuff her to the fucking bannister!
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

IS CRAIG HERE
Performed by The Drovers
Written by Michael Kirkpatrick
Courtesy of MNM4EVR Music and New Line Music Co.
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Spine-tingling
2 June 2001 | by alli_katzSee all my reviews

I always wanted to use that word, and in this movie it describes exactly how it made me feel all while I was watching it. Very exciting stuff. Terrific chemistry between Aidan Quinn, who has never been more handsome and compelling, and Madeline Stowe, who is really magnetic in the lead role as the patient-heroine. I don't know why more people don't talk about it more often.


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