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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.

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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inesquecível See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA 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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Runtime:

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A box office flop in the United States, this took two years to secure a theatrical release in the UK. See more »

Goofs

The memories from someone else would be seen in the first person (their point of view), not the third person (outside observer). 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 Quincy M.E. (1976) 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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Entertaining sci-fi thriller
3 October 2001 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

There have been harsh words about this "unforgettable",probably exaggerated.This could be some kind of update of "spellbound"(1945) and it recalls sometimes" D.O.A. "with Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan (1988) ,and even "Jennifer eight"(1992)with Andy Garcia (the latter for the murderer's identity).Except for Hitchcock's classic,of course , the movies I mention had disastrous reviews.And however,they have much more imaginative scripts than ,say,"die hard" (one,two or three,take your pick,they are interchangeable)

Script for "unforgettable" is more polished than it has been given credit for.It's stunning when,in the end,the two stories come together,this time recalling "dead again" (K.Brannagh ,1991),another movie with an unfairly mediocre reputation;only 2 stars and a half on the Maltin!OK ,the plot for "unforgettable" is far-fetched,but it has an intern logic,and anyway,is it less credible than B.Willis singlehandedly taming a whole bunch of terrorists ?(Die Hard is rated 3 stars!)

Ray Liotta is an actor whose parts are not always worthy of himself.He's convincing here:during the whole movie,his face remains sad,wistful,as if he were waging an almost lost war.He rarely smiles,except when he's with his daughters.Linda Fiorentino,once she's provided Liotta with her drug,is not very important for the action (definitely not Ingrid Bergman in "spellbound").And we will be very thankful to Dahl for sparing us the umpteenth love affair between the patient and his doctor.More,we have here a very original ending,marred by the syrupy eponymous song though.It might be a happy end,after all,and which justifies the title.

All in all,it's an entertaining movie,mixing smartly sci-fi,thriller,and whodunit.It could become a sleeper.


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