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Unforgettable (1996)

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A medical examiner, who was suspected of murdering his wife, is trying an experimental drug to retrieve his wife's and others' memory and maybe find the killer and the mass murderer in a related present case.

Director:

John Dahl

Writer:

Bill Geddie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... David Krane
Linda Fiorentino ... Martha Briggs
Peter Coyote ... Don Bresler
Christopher McDonald ... Stewart Gleick
David Paymer ... Curtis Avery
Duncan Fraser ... Michael Stratton
Caroline Elliott Caroline Elliott ... Cara Krane
Colleen Rennison ... Lindy Krane
Kim Cattrall ... Kelly
Stellina Rusich ... Mary Krane
Kim Coates ... Eddie Dutton
Suzy Joachim ... Sheila Wills
Garwin Sanford ... Joseph Bodner
Jenafor Ryane Jenafor Ryane ... Donna Berman
Jim Broyden Jim Broyden ... Boyfriend (as Jimmy Broyden)
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Storyline

Unsuccessfully framed for his wife's murder, Dr. David Krane attempts to find the real culprit by utilizing a new drug that allows him to experience the memories of other people first-hand. As he gets closer to the truth, the injections begin to take their toll on his life. Additionally, a history of alcoholism, a career crisis, and the involvement of police officers in the murder all conspire to prevent Dr. Crane from learning what really happened. The challenge, then, is for the doctor to overcome these obstacles before his time runs out. Written by Mike Yaffe <myaffe@harris.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He loved her. He lost her. He won't let her memory die... until it tells him who killed her.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Kim Coates and David Paymer also starred in carpool which also was released in 1996. See more »

Goofs

The first time injecting the memory serum on himself, Dr. Krane inserts the needle in his arm in the wrong direction; against the flow of blood in his body. Any medical professional knows venous injections are only given in the same direction as blood return to the heart. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. David Krane: [arriving] Hey.
Curtis Avery: Hey. Look at this, how is it they always get here before we do?
Dr. David Krane: The police band radios.
Curtis Avery: No, that was a rhetorical question, David. That was one to which I didn't really expect an answer.
Dr. David Krane: You know me Curtis, I think most of them will look better in plastic-zipper suits. You got the smoke?
Curtis Avery: No, I think it's something like fingerprints, we can just guess... Yeah, I brought the smoke.
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Connections

References Dracula (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Unforgettable
Written by Irving Gordon (uncredited)
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole (as Nat King Cole)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Another Entertaining Dahl-Directed Thriller
20 November 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

The best points of this sci-fi/mystery/thriller, I thought, were: 1 - very good suspense; 2 - a different-angle story; and 3 - an involving "whodunit" story; 4 - and a fast- moving for a two-hour film.

Another big plus: John Dahl directed this, and in his prime. This movie came on the heels of Kill Me Again, Red Rock West and The Last Seduction.....all of them very entertaining films.

This would be best for the first-time viewer, but I still have enjoyed it the three times I've seen it. I just wait about 4-5 years between viewings so as not to remember everything. One thing unusual: Linda Fiorentino actually plays a nice lady! Usually, she's brutal! Ray Liotta, Peter Coyote, Christopher McDonald and David Paymer all provide good male performances with Liotta playing the central character.

Be warned that this story is a bit unbelievable. It's pretty far out, and it can get on the gory side, but it's different and will keep your attention.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inesquecível See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,442,215, 25 February 1996

Gross USA:

$2,821,671

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,821,671
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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