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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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3,848 ( 194)
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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In the heat of desire, love can turn to deception. Nothing is what it seems when day turns into night. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Color of Night (1994) milks the fact that it's an erotic thriller, as on two different covers it says: Sizzling Onto Video February 7th! On another it says: Exclusive Director's Cut 15 Extra Steamy Minutes! 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

Dr. Bill Capa: Do I need a lawyer?
Hector Martinez: You're in L.A. Everybody needs a lawyer.
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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 US version steamy shower scene shows extra footage (compared to the European version) of Willis and March kissing with his hands on her breast before she runs hers down his sweaty rear. Another extra shot also follows with them kissing with March turning towards Willis so that she can straddle her legs around Willis' naked body and presses tightly onto him. Since he tries to position the kissing better by lifting her body up a little (almost passing his waistline), Willis' penis and pubic hair were quite visible but immediately blurred by the following shot when a fully nude Willis (displaying his left side butt cheek), scantily covered by a blanket, is tied down by a rope to the bed railing in some S&M way. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Worst Movie Endings (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Original Soundtrack available on Mercury Records, Cassettes and Compact Discs
A Division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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A film should entertain and a thriller should thrill - this one does that!
8 March 2007 | by fromwalkingSee all my reviews

Most people that comment here take the film and story serious as if it has to have taken place or something, to begin with! Look, I saw this film late at night and as a big Bruce Willis fan I liked it. And believe me, I'm not a moron, there's nothing wrong with me. I just liked this film, it was good entertainment (just what a film is supposed to do), good thrilling, (just what a thriller should do!) and good acting. Nice of Brad Dourif to drop by in this film, I remembered him from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Billy) immediately.

Now for the story, I think character building was adequate. Of course you must not think too much. No psychiatrist would visit their patients at home and there is more that doesn't add up, but never the less, I was surprised with the end. People are getting killed and the killer is out there, really close to the main character. You really don't know who did it, all though you have your hunches. And that makes a thriller worth while, I think. And about eroticism, this film has stuff for him and her. Bruce really looks great in jeans and you get to see him naked here! And Jane March is stunning, also naked. Beautiful sex-scenes and nicely edited. The film has a nice chase too, a Mercedes SL against a Camaro or Trans Am.

Advice: see this film and judge for yourself! (and write it down here!) Switch your senses off and just let yourself be entertained. You'll see, you'll like it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Color of Night 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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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