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Flinch (1994)

Two live store window mannequins witness a murder late at night.

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George Erschbamer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judd Nelson ... Harry Mirapolsky
Gina Gershon ... Daphne James
Nick Mancuso ... Miles Raymond
Frank Cassini ... Det. Bat Fowler
Marilyn Norry ... Vivian Raymond
Veronica Lorenz Veronica Lorenz ... Jasmine Lee
Anne Dupont Anne Dupont ... Miss Gloria Marsh
Andrew Airlie ... William
Lawrence King-Phillips ... Charlie
Alvin Sanders ... Wheeler
Suzy Joachim ... Sales Clerk
Madison Graie Madison Graie ... Model
Michelle Grana Michelle Grana ... Tow Truck Dr.
Ken Roberts Ken Roberts ... Security Guard
Frank C. Turner ... Coroner
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Storyline

Harry and Daphne meet at their job: Standing in a shop's window as living dolls, they spend several hours per day without moving and if they move (flinch), they will loose their job. One evening, they witness a murder being committed in front of the window, but when they go to the police, no one believes them. The murderer is now on their trail, though... Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flinch - A Killing Phantom See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

FTM Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Sculptures in the movie were made by artist Donna Nield who used the money she earned to fund her life in Paris. See more »

Goofs

Set in the United States but there are various shots of Canadian National (CN) trains. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daphne James: That is your eighth sneeze today.
Harry Mirapolsky: Yeah?
Daphne James: You can't sneeze, you're not allowed to move!
Harry Mirapolsky: Sorry.
Daphne James: Why don't you just quit and get it over with?
Harry Mirapolsky: And lose the pleasure of your company?
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BE MINE TONIGHT
Written by Dane DeViller and Sean Hosein
Performed by David Steele
Published by Banana Toons Music
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Effective Low-Budget Thriller
26 December 2015 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

The aspiring actress Daphne (Gina Gershon) and the aspiring lawyer Harry Mirapolsky (Judd Nelson) work in a department store window as live mannequins to survive. Daphne is financially supported by her boyfriend William (Andrew Airlie) that neglects her, and Harry that failed three times in the examination to the Bar Association has a non-requited crush on her. One night, the unfaithful William blew Daphne off and she breaks with him. Harry invites her to go to the store to spend the night partying. They accidentally witness the artist Miles Raymond (Nick Mancuso) killing his model in his car and they go to the police to report the murder. They are attended by Detective "Bat" Fowler (Frank Cassini) that studied with Harry and he does not believe on them. He conducts a superficial investigation and does not arrest Miles. Daphne and Harry decide to quit their job and she moves to his apartment. Meanwhile Miles mistakenly kills Daphne's replacement in the window. Soon they discover that the killer is hunting them down and they need to so something to protect themselves.

"Flinch" is an effective low-budget thriller, with good story and chemistry between Gina Gershon and Judd Nelson. There are many flaws in the story, and maybe the worst is when Daphne unlocks the door of the department store and leaves it open. Why a wife would stay with a killer is also unexplained. Nick Mancuso has a ham performance with grimace in the role of a psychopath. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Vitrine da Morte" ("Window of the Death")


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