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Color of Night (1994)

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A color-blind psychiatrist Bill Capa is stalked by an unknown killer after taking over his murdered friend's therapy group, all of whom have a connection to a mysterious young woman that Capa begins having intense sexual encounters with.

Director:

Richard Rush

Writers:

Billy Ray (story), Matthew Chapman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Bill Capa
Jane March ... Rose
Rubén Blades ... Martinez (as Ruben Blades)
Lesley Ann Warren ... Sondra
Scott Bakula ... Bob Moore
Brad Dourif ... Clark
Lance Henriksen ... Buck
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Casey
Andrew Lowery Andrew Lowery ... Dale
Eriq La Salle ... Anderson
Jeff Corey ... Ashland
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Michelle
Shirley Knight ... Edith Niedelmeyer
John Bower John Bower ... Medical Examiner
Avi Korein Avi Korein ... Bouncer
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Storyline

Psychologist Bill Capa gives up his practise when he unintentionally pushes a patient to commit suicide. In an effort to come to terms with this tragedy he visits an old colleague, Bob Moore, who is subsequently murdered. The quest to catch the killer centres around a group of Moore's psychologically disturbed patients, however equally as important is an affair which develops between Capa and the mysterious Rose. Written by Drew McCormack <dam@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Five Suspects. Two Lovers. One Killer. Nothing is what it seems... except murder. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El color de la noche See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,610,488, 21 August 1994

Gross USA:

$19,726,050

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,726,050
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Richard Rush filmed the pool sex sequence which featured full frontal male nudity with a stand in, as Bruce Willis' penis was deemed too small. Other love scenes featuring the actors buttocks are actually Willis'. See more »

Goofs

The rattlesnake in the mailbox that attacks Capa is hanging down almost the entire length of its body when Capa is on the ground. When he stands, it cuts to him getting the tool from the truck and the snake is mostly back in the mailbox again. See more »

Quotes

Child's Giggly Voice: Suck my tinkertoy.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits roll, Hector can be heard calling for help because he is still hanging on the wall. See more »

Alternate Versions

The sex scene on the bed was more extended in the US version following the head-to-waist shot depicting the sweating bodies of Willis and March with a scene showing Willis positioning himself behind March's rear. He later climaxed with a shriek, catching his breath as he leans towards the head of March who invites him to dress up for dinner. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Body
Performed by Brent Woods & Ted Silbert
Written by Brent Woods & Ted Silbert
Woods Bonus Music Inc. (ASCAP) / Silbert Music Inc. (ASCAP) / Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Inc. (BMI)
Produced by Garry Levine Eric Harryman
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A good mystery movie with an unexpected final
9 July 1999 | by ParaGraphSee all my reviews

Why everyone is SO mad about this movie? It's not THAT BAD. Come on! This is a well-directed and acted feature. Bruce Willis is wonderful as Doctor Capa, and I think it is one of his best performances. He just proved here that he can act normal characters, and not only Die-Hard macho idiots. Jane March is very hot as Rose and the mystery of her apperances and disappearances sticks the spectator to the screen. Love and murder scenes do a very good job too, Dominic Frontiere's music is charming and thrilling and Dietrich Lohmann's cinematography is magnificent. Frankly saying, I liked it even more than The Silence Of The Lambs. I don't know why...


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