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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bill Capa
... Rose
... Martinez
... Sondra
... Bob Moore
... Clark
... Buck
... Casey
Andrew Lowery ... Dale
... Anderson
... Ashland
... Michelle
... Edith Niedelmeyer
John Bower ... Medical Examiner
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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Five Suspects. Two Lovers. One Killer. Nothing is what it seems... except murder. See more »


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

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19 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El color de la noche  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Director Richard Rush filmed the pool sex sequence which featured full frontal male nudity with a stand in, as Bruce Willis' penis was deemed too small. Other love scenes featuring the actors buttocks are actually Willis'. See more »

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Bill is talking to the group and while making himself a drink, the cabinet above the counter is open/closed between shots. See more »

Quotes

Clark: I'm an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Casey Heinz: So what's the problem?
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After the credits roll, Hector can be heard calling for help because he is still hanging on the wall. See more »

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References Deep Red (1975) See more »

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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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Is it really Willis' Willis?
20 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The director's cut, no pun intended, seems to be a much better film than the one that was shown commercially, but it still is a far cry from a satisfactory movie to watch. Richard Rush could have done better, but the psychological film we see, adds nothing to what has already been shown before.

From the beginning we realize who the killer is, as well as the person with the multiple personality problem. It's too obvious! The film relies heavily on the sexual attraction between Bill Capa and Rose. Much has been speculated in this forum about whether we are actually seeing Willis' willis, or not. Since most male stars wouldn't be caught dead showing their genitals, for obvious reasons, what is seen for a second in the pool scene is that of a body double. On the other hand, we see Jane March showing it all, which is a welcome attraction.

Only the final sequence has any impact. There are many things in the plot that don't add up and the viewer is ahead of the story at all times.

Bruce Willis with a hairpiece looks good. Jane March has a better chance with the character she plays. Also Brad Dourif, Lance Henriksen have their moments. The one that doesn't come across well is Ruben Blades, an otherwise excellent actor trying to do a Columbo routine in this film.


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