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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the new Blu-Ray commentary, Richard Rush stated that "he was proud of the film because it was a very difficult concept. It was his sex film!" See more »

Goofs

Shortly after his patient's suicide, we see Bill from behind talking with an another man, and he makes some comment about suicide and motions to his head with his right hand. But when the camera shows him from the front, he is putting his left arm down. See more »

Quotes

Ashland: To deny red is to deny emotion.
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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 European version, the pool scene ends with a extra shot showing Willis lifting March out of water naked and placing her on the pool side and kissing her below the waistline area. In the US version, the pool scene ends with March kissing her way down Willis' naked body (with his penis shot absent), followed by a scene showing them caressing each other on the dining table fully exposed as he runs his hand down her butt. This dinner table sex scene in the European version precedes the pool sunbath scene which ends with Willis baring his scrotum beneath the towel. See more »


Soundtracks

Just to See You
Performed by Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro (as Lowen & Navarro)
Written by Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro
Songs of Polygram Intl. Inc. (BMI) / Eric Lowen Music / Dan Navarro Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Parachute / Mercury Records
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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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