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Mute Witness (1995)

A mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must escape capture.

Director:

Anthony Waller

Writer:

Anthony Waller
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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marina Zudina ... Billy Hughes (as Marina Sudina)
Fay Ripley ... Karen Hughes
Evan Richards ... Andy Clarke
Oleg Yankovskiy ... Larsen (as Oleg Jankowskij)
Igor Volkov ... Arkadi
Sergei Karlenkov Sergei Karlenkov ... Lyosha (as Sergej Karlenkov)
Alec Guinness ... The Reaper (as Mystery Guest Star)
Aleksandr Pyatkov ... (as Alexander Piatkov)
Nikolai Pastukhov ... Janitor (as Nikolai Pastuhov)
Aleksandr Bureyev Aleksandr Bureyev ... (as Alexander Buriev)
Stephen Bouser Stephen Bouser ... Lovett
Valeri Barakhtin Valeri Barakhtin ... Mitja (as Valeri Barahtin)
Nikolay Chindyaykin ... (as Nikolai Chindjaikin)
Vyacheslav Naumenko Vyacheslav Naumenko ... (as Vasheslav Naumenko)
Larisa Khusnullina Larisa Khusnullina ... (as Larisa Husnolina)
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Storyline

Billy Hughes, a mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must first escape capture at that time, then keep from being killed before convincing authorities of what she's seen. Plot twists galore follow as Billy tries to stay alive. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Taglines:

een uzingwekkend spannende film (A chilling thrilling film) (Netherlands release) See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and a strong scene combining sex and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Russia | UK | Germany

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Testigo mudo See more »

Filming Locations:

Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,204,430
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Anthony Waller filmed Alec Guinness' scenes nine years before the rest of the film from an earlier draft of the screenplay. Guinness gave his performance in one morning before catching a plane. When Waller needed an additional scene, he used the film from earlier and reversed it. See more »

Goofs

When Karen is holding the gun inside Billy's apartment, it suddenly disappears from her hand. A few moments later, it appears in Andy's hand. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Excellent!!
20 December 2003 | by BannikSee all my reviews

An amazing piece of film that was well-conceived and kept me on the edge of my seat. Brilliantly orchestrated in its timing, and the comedy kicked in exactly when the tension needed a release. The acting was generally well-done (the "Director" should've asked Alec Guinness for acting lessons), and the shot selections were impressive (as in elongating the hall as Billy tries to race to the door in the studio). This movie didn't let up since the opening scene...


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