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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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Love can be murder See more »


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:

$19,726,050

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,726,050
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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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Trivia

Andrew Vanja, the head of Cinergi Productions started a trade war in the Hollywood tabloids stating that Richard Rush was the reason the film failed. Rush soon suffered a heart attack that required a triple bypass and he recovered, Rush had personally told him to his face that the film would fail if Disney released Vanja's version which was completely compromised and was deemed distasteful for its gratuitous nudity that was covering up for the films' storyline that was completely ruined. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Bill Capa is getting dressed, he goes from having his shirt totally unbuttoned to completely buttoned in less than three or four seconds. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Bill Capa: Tend to view our lives as if we're looking through a keyhole. It's a very limited view of the truth. So we have to fill in the blanks. We invent things. You invent enemies to test your strength against. You invent gods to protect you from these enemies. Who is the enemy? One minute you have friends. The next moment, they've slipped away.
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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

In the US version, the scene where Willis and March have sex on the dining table follows the pool scene immediately. In the European version, the same scene takes place later before the two sunbath on the poolyard. The sex scene in the steamy shower between Willis and March follows the scene in which they stumbled onto the floor naked for the European version. That same scene was preceded by a scene absent in the European version in which March serves Willis dinner in the nude for the US version. See more »

Connections

References The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

The Color of the Night
(Intrumental Version)
Performed by Brian McKnight
Words and Music by Jud Friedman (as Jud J. Friedman), Lauren Christy and Dominic Frontiere
Schwadge Tunes (BMI) / Peelmusic Ltd. (BMI)
Songs of Polygram Intl. Inc. (BMI) / Columbia Pictures Entertainment Inc. (BMI)
Produced by Brian McKnight
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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User Reviews

A good mystery movie with an unexpected final
9 July 1999 | by ParaGraphSee all my reviews

Why everyone is SO mad about this movie? It's not THAT BAD. Come on! This is a well-directed and acted feature. Bruce Willis is wonderful as Doctor Capa, and I think it is one of his best performances. He just proved here that he can act normal characters, and not only Die-Hard macho idiots. Jane March is very hot as Rose and the mystery of her apperances and disappearances sticks the spectator to the screen. Love and murder scenes do a very good job too, Dominic Frontiere's music is charming and thrilling and Dietrich Lohmann's cinematography is magnificent. Frankly saying, I liked it even more than The Silence Of The Lambs. I don't know why...


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