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Color of Night (1994)

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A color-blind psychiatrist Bill Capa is stalked by an unknown killer after taking over his murdered friend's therapy group, all of whom have a connection to a mysterious young woman that Capa begins having intense sexual encounters with.

Director:

Richard Rush

Writers:

Billy Ray (story), Matthew Chapman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Bill Capa
Jane March ... Rose
Rubén Blades ... Martinez (as Ruben Blades)
Lesley Ann Warren ... Sondra
Scott Bakula ... Bob Moore
Brad Dourif ... Clark
Lance Henriksen ... Buck
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Casey
Andrew Lowery Andrew Lowery ... Dale
Eriq La Salle ... Anderson
Jeff Corey ... Ashland
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Michelle
Shirley Knight ... Edith Niedelmeyer
John Bower John Bower ... Medical Examiner
Avi Korein Avi Korein ... Bouncer
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Storyline

Psychologist Bill Capa gives up his practise when he unintentionally pushes a patient to commit suicide. In an effort to come to terms with this tragedy he visits an old colleague, Bob Moore, who is subsequently murdered. The quest to catch the killer centres around a group of Moore's psychologically disturbed patients, however equally as important is an affair which develops between Capa and the mysterious Rose. Written by Drew McCormack <dam@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El color de la noche See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,610,488, 21 August 1994

Gross USA:

$19,721,814
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Richard Rush clashed with producer/financier Andrew G. Vajna over the final cut of the film. Rush wanted his longer, eccentric cut to be released, but Vajna wanted the shorter, and more conventional, 121 minute version released. Vajna eventually got his way. See more »

Goofs

At one point during the first group session, Ritchie notices that Bill is wearing one green sock and one red, because Bill is blind to the color red. To Bill, only the red sock would be gray, and the other would still be green and he'd know they were mismatched. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Hector Martinez: Hey! You gonna spend the night up there? You and little Miss Fender Bender?
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Crazy Credits

After the credits roll, Hector can be heard calling for help because he is still hanging on the wall. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian Roadshow Entertainment video release is the only way to see the film fully uncut in that country. It features the infamous "pool scene" where Willis's penis floats up next to Jane March's head when she is underwater. See more »

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Featured in Movie Nights: Color of Night (2017) See more »

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Original Soundtrack available on Mercury Records, Cassettes and Compact Discs
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User Reviews

 
could be worse
26 October 2004 | by emily0See all my reviews

this film isn't a complete loss, but it's close. it pathologises transsexuality. it has lots of gratuitous sex involving a waif and an aging male - and i really mean gratuitous. i don't need to see that much skin from mr. willis. although now i've met mr. willis' willis...

also, the makeup job on certain characters is very, very unfortunate.

but at least it's an interesting film. i mean, i watched it. there are worse.

not the most ringing endorsement, perhaps, but if it's late at night and nothing else is on cable, what the heck. at least you'll be confused enough to keep your attention on the movie.


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