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Mute Witness (1995)

A mute make-up artist working on a slasher movie 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marina Zudina ... Billy Hughes (as Marina Sudina)
Fay Ripley 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 make-up artist working on a slasher movie 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

En stum makeup-kunstner bliver vidne til et brutalt mord. (A mute makeup artist witnesses a brutal murder.) (Denmark release) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Russia | Germany

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mute Witness See more »

Filming Locations:

Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$560,048, 17 September 1995

Gross USA:

$1,125,910

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,125,910
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Temperatures in Red Square, Moscow, Russia went down as far as minus twenty-three degrees Fahrenheit (minus thirty-one degrees Celsius).. 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 »

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References Snuff (1975) See more »

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Excellent leading actress, overall suspenseful film
23 March 2003 | by TakingBackSundaySee all my reviews

I like to watch independent films. Some of them are way better than anything Hollywood could ever create. That's why I'm happy I get IFC (Independent Film Channel) on my TV. I saw this film was going to be on IFC. I didn't really know much about the film at the time I decided to watch it, but I felt like watching a thriller movie.

It is a good thing I caught this film. It is definitely a superior indie suspense picture. The leading actress, Marina Sudina, is beautiful and sexy and acts in her role very well. It is too bad that none of her other film work is available on video or DVD in the U.S.A. I would definitely see another one of her films.

Anyhow, I think very highly of this film, not only as an indie thriller, but just as an overall excellent movie.


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