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Mute Witness (1995)

A mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must escape capture.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marina Zudina ...
Billy Hughes (as Marina Sudina)
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Karen Hughes
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Andy Clarke
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Larsen (as Oleg Jankowskij)
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Arkadi
Sergei Karlenkov ...
Lyosha (as Sergej Karlenkov)
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The Reaper (as Mystery Guest Star)
Aleksandr Pyatkov ...
(as Alexander Piatkov)
Nikolai Pastukhov ...
Janitor (as Nikolai Pastuhov)
Aleksandr Bureyev ...
(as Alexander Buriev)
Stephen Bouser ...
Lovett
Valeri Barakhtin ...
Mitja (as Valeri Barahtin)
Nikolay Chindyaykin ...
(as Nikolai Chindjaikin)
Vyacheslav Naumenko ...
(as Vasheslav Naumenko)
Larisa Khusnullina ...
(as Larisa Husnolina)
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Storyline

Billy Hughes, a mute makeup artist working on a slasher film 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>

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

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15 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Testigo mudo  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,204,430
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Trivia

Anthony Waller met Alec Guinness quite by chance in Hamburg in 1985 where he asked him if he was interested in doing a one-scene cameo. To his surprise, Guinness said he'd be delighted and that he would do it for free. The problem was that Guinness was fully booked for the next 18 months so Waller suggested they shoot the scene the following morning in an underground car park. Guinness readily agreed and - true to his word - took no payment. See more »

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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 Halloween (1978) See more »

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Gripping and Tense Thriller !!!
17 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

I don't know how this film went unnoticed for so long.

I saw this film on TV, i was flipping through the channels and came across this unexpectedly well made film. i missed the first, probably , 10 minutes, but that does not matter..this film literally gripped me, it is a real spine chiller.

The absence of well known actors in the film adds on to the effect,u do not know what to expect from the actors because they are new. U never know when they will get killed or what they are up to. so it is all the more tense.Even though there are many new faces their performances were top class.

The filmmakers play with your mind, just revealing enough gore to make imagine the rest. The shock, fear, horror and helplessness are also brought out well by characters in the film.

The well written situations n twists,fast camera movements, slick editing and superb direction makes it an excellent suspense thriller. This film actually switches between the genres - horror and suspense thriller leaving the viewer clueless and tensed. Undoubtedly comparable to Hitchcock.

I could not even move from the TV even during the commercial breaks .. i was the helpless MUTE WITNESS to this superb film.


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