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Separate Lives (1995)

A psychiatrist asks one of her psychology students, an ex-police detective, to shadow her a few nights. She fears she has split personality and may have killed someone. The student has a crush on his cute teacher and says yes.

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David Madden
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Tom Beckwith (as James Belushi)
Linda Hamilton ... Lauren Porter / Lena
Vera Miles ... Dr. Ruth Goldin
Elisabeth Moss ... Ronni Beckwith
Drew Snyder ... Robert Porter
Mark Lindsay Chapman ... Keno Sykes
Marc Poppel ... Detective Joe Gallo
Elizabeth Arlen ... Dee Harris
Josh Taylor ... Charles Duffy
Ken Kerman Ken Kerman ... Detective Boyle
Michael Whaley ... Detective Miller
Jackie Debatin ... Darlene
Joshua Malina ... Randall
Lisa Vanderpump ... Heidi Porter
Craig Stepp ... David Mills
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Storyline

The ex-cop Tom Beckwith has just quit his police job in order to study psychology. But his professor, Lauren Porter, is more interested in his criminology abilities than in his progress in psychology. Because of traumatic circumstances during her childhood she is suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder, and it looks like her other ego has just killed somebody. So Tom Beckwith tries to help her by observing her, combining his professional abilities as an ex-cop and his recently gained knowledge of psychology. Written by Volker Boehm

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She hired him to watch her.


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

Both Jim Belushi and Linda Hamilton had worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Belushi worked with Arnold in Red Heat, while Linda Hamilton worked with Arnold in the first two Terminator movies, as well as T2-3D: Battle Across Time. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Fast Show: Mixa (1996) See more »

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Die Laughing
Performed by Therapy?
Courtesy of A&M Records, Ltd. and A&M Records, Inc.
Words and Music by Andy Cairns (as Andrew Cairns), Michael McKeegan and Fyfe Ewing
Published by MCA Music Publishing, A Division of MCA, Inc.
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"Do you want me to open the door for you?"
14 March 2013 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

James Belushi is an ex-cop turned psychology student, hired by his tutor (Linda Hamilton) to monitor her behaviour, since she's been having blackouts. She's more worried about the recent murder of someone she knew, and that the murder weapon has seemingly turned up at her house. Our boy James, a widow with a daughter, sets out to find out the truth.

Well, it turns out the during the day Linda is a proper college professor with morals and such like, but at night she's a scantily clad, chain smoking nympho who hangs around in nightclubs with bad actors with crap accents. She never remembers what happens the next day, so did she kill somebody during one of these blackouts?

Belushi tries to get to the bottom of things, tailing Linda and getting a kicking off some people, introducing himself to the other Linda and such like. The film occasionally slides into giallo territory with a black gloved killer and references to a past trauma, and is all the better for it, and I can't fault Belushi or Hamilton, but a little more action would have been welcome. It's also quite easy to peg what's going on.

Still, for folks that want to see Linda Hamilton in skimpy dresses, putting the moves on people and swearing – this is the film for you. Be warned though - this film sat in my collection for years before I got round to watching it. It's just that kind of film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$961,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$961,147
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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