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Murder in Mind (1997)

A woman undergoes hypnosis to determine who murdered her husband, a crime for which she is the chief suspect.

Director:

Andrew Morahan

Writer:

Michael Cooney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Hawthorne ... Dr. Ellis
Mary-Louise Parker ... Caroline Walker (as Mary Louise Parker)
Jimmy Smits ... Peter Walker
Jason Scott Lee ... Holloway
Gailard Sartain ... Charlie
Jon Cedar ... Superior Officer
Ingo Neuhaus ... Officer
Art Metrano ... Judge
Rob LaBelle ... Lecturer
Mitch Ward ... Court Clerk
Anne De Salvo ... Flustered Attorney
Jodi Long ... Secretary, Helen
Eric Cadora Eric Cadora ... Secretary #2, Patrick
Nicholas Cascone Nicholas Cascone ... Prosecutor
Elizabeth Norment Elizabeth Norment ... Dr. Beck
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Storyline

The L.A. police find two bodies in a fancy house and suspect the wife of one victim. Dr. Ellis, a hypnotherapist, takes her back in time; with the police listening, a pattern of spousal abuse emerges. When each trance ends, however, the woman, Carolyn Walker, wonders if those repressed memories are true. Dr. Ellis guides her through her trial, testifies himself, and continues treatment after the verdict is in. Carolyn's memory and well-being get worse after the trial, not better. She misses some therapy sessions, and Dr. Ellis comes to see her at home. Snatches of memory come and go. Can he help her remember what really happened? Are the cops satisfied justice has been done? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Truth is the deadliest illusion of all.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1999 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Anamnisi enos fonou See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed for a theatrical release but was released straight-to-video instead. See more »

Goofs

In most U.S. courts, testimony given while under hypnosis is not admissible as evidence; it is too easy for a subject under hypnosis to be influenced by the hypnotist. Hence, so-called "hypnotically-refreshed" testimony is considered unreliable in a court of law. See more »

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A strain on the brain
6 August 1999 | by tamander-2See all my reviews

If this film is an accurate display of J. Smits acting skills, I think he made a big mistake leaving television. Hasn't he watched any films "starring" David Caruso, especially "Cold Around the Heart"? Along the lines of acting ability, what about Mary-Louise, she has done much, much better. Yes, it is a terrible script, ineptly edited, and totally lacking in continuity, but skilled actors can and have overcome similar obstacles. A very big disappointment.


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