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Blind Side (1993)

A couple visits Mexico to scout a new location for their furniture manufacturing business and hit a cop with their car on the way back stateside. Realizing that if they report it they could... See full summary »

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Geoff Murphy

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Stewart Lindh (story), Solomon Weingarten (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rutger Hauer ... Jake Shell
Rebecca De Mornay ... Lynn Kaines
Ron Silver ... Doug Kaines
Jonathan Banks ... Aaron
Mariska Hargitay ... Melanie
Tamara Clatterbuck ... Barbara Hall
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Roadblock Cop #1
Josh Cruze ... Roadblock Cop #2
David Labiosa ... Roadblock Cop #3
Richard L. Duran ... Mexican Cop
Bill Dance Bill Dance ... Mr. Dance
Diane Hsu ... Mrs. Dance (as Diana Lee Hsu)
Geoffrey Rivas ... Mechanic
Joanna Sanchez ... Veronica
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A couple visits Mexico to scout a new location for their furniture manufacturing business and hit a cop with their car on the way back stateside. Realizing that if they report it they could land in a Mexican jail (guilty until proven innocent) they clean up the car and return home. A few days later an insistent man shows up wanting a job and insinuating that he saw something in Mexico that he would not want to report, and the couple must make a decision about how far they will allow themselves to be blackmailed. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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They had something he wanted... he had something they feared

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Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angle mort See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The three actors keep referring to the vehicle that killed the police officer as a Jeep, when it was actually a Ford Explorer. See more »

Quotes

Melanie: Shell stop! You're hurting me!
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Referenced in Het uur van de wolf: Rutger Hauer: Blond, blue eyes (2006) See more »

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FIRE IN THE RAIN
Written by Barbara L. Jordan and Jonathan Clark
Performed by Jonathan Clark
Published by Heavy Hitters (ASCAP)
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Don't be blindsided by B grade appeal in Rutger'ish film

I must say, I'm actually glad I decided to watch this. I love Rutger Hauer and his movies. I don't think there's one I've ever disliked. This story is about a couple returning from one of their hot spots, oblivious to the nightmare that's waiting for em. You can only take your eyes of the road for a second, before you accidentally hit someone. We've seen this scenario many times in other movies, where the innocent culprits panic, and cover up the incident, and again here, someone was watching. What's more, the victim was a cop, and they are in Mexico. They're stopped by customs, looking for drugs or something, where they try to keep their nerves keep intact, not easy, when considering they previously doused the windscreen, free of blood, whatever. Their grill too damaged, some specks of blood still on it. Now back in town, as well as getting their grill fixed, they consult with their friend-lawyer, (Jonathan Banks-can you believe that?) what had happened, the poor sob knocked down, his brains sticking out of his skull. She is shockingly accurate in her description. What I remember, the couple (De Mornay and Silver who I liked in this) ran a successful antiques business. And guess who shows up at their door, from Mexico, no less. Rutger, a con man, wanting a job. He's great here, his best role in years, and funny too. That's almost the reason I keep watching it. Now making the couple somewhat paro, he slowly manipulates his way into their lives, giving hints and references to what happened down in Mexico. They give him a job, in the early part of his manipulation, where he literally jumps at the chance, becoming family, living in his RV. parked outside Silver's house. And you should see his R.V. Rutger keeps playing them, where they begin to suspect him more to the point of absolution, but by then he's really got em. It's like this psycho is always one step ahead. After Rutger has some rough sex with a female colleague, to the point of giving her a shiner, and he shows up with a certain cop's badge, the couple realizing they have to get rid of this guy for good. There's a great scene here, Silver truly at a loss, driven into a corner, where he absolutely loses it in his shop, after calmly threatening to kill Rutger. But there's more to this story, where the goodies have to outsmart the bad guy. Mornay's character who falls pregnant, losing the baby from stress, immediately reminded me of Pacific Heights, the same occurrence from the effect of a crazy. Blind Side is one of those straight to video thrillers that's a good pick out of the not so good bunch, It's just as good as a lot that hit the big screen, but frankly, it does have more video appeal. It plays itself well, our three players making it work, but ultimately it's Rutger's film, even if watching this love to hate villain get electrocuted, not the most pleasurable of scenes.


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