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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
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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Trivia

Writer/Director Richard Rush made a deal with Andrew Vanja to release his "version" of the film Internationally and on Home Video after the films' theatrical run was a failure complete with negative reviews which Rush himself predicted and told Vanja would happen after re-editing the film. Vanja would not give him foreign rights because it was already released the same day as the US release date, but did grant Rush all home video rights and it has been "his" version that has been available on DVD and VHS for a very long time. Kino Lorber has just recently released both versions of the film on Blu-Ray with the compromised 121 Minute theatrical cut being released for the first time ever. See more »

Goofs

In the first car chase, as the red car slams into the rear fender of Capa's car we see, in close-up, the front end of the red car smashed in. In the next wide shot of both cars, the front is completely intact, with no damage visible. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Bill Capa: Six weeks ago, I spoke harshly to a patient and she committed suicide. Right in front of me. Perhaps she would have done this anyway. That's what my colleagues say. But I don't know.
Sondra Dorio: Oh, I'm so sorry.
Dr. Bill Capa: And my patient, her name was Michelle, jumped out of a window in my office.
Clark: Oh.
Dr. Bill Capa: So much blood. So red, and I... and right, uh, before my eyes the red, uh, disappeared. Just turned to gray, and so I don't see... red now. But, see, I was her doctor. And I failed. So I cannot help you. I don't think ...
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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 »


Soundtracks

Original Soundtrack available on Mercury Records, Cassettes and Compact Discs
A Division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
An odd choice for Bruce Willis...
21 February 2002 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Knowing nothing about this movie before I saw it, I have to admit that it surprised me with its plot-twists...but looking back, I should have known better! That's the great thing about trashy movies: you can have a high time while it's playing, knowing you'll hate yourself the next day (and that you'll never have to watch the thing again). Bruce Willis is a psychiatrist troubled by a patient's suicide; he goes to stay with a friend and...to give any more away would be criminal! Suffice it to say, Bruce is nude in this one, and it's a long-held sequence that gives star-peepers what they've paid for. I didn't think the sex scenes were terrifically charged, but you gotta hand it to Willis: he takes a chance here and shows his courage. Yet there are times when he has question marks all over his face, as if to ask, "what's a nice box-office star like me doing in a piece like this?" ** from ****


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