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A young female medium on tour sees a hitman killing a whistleblower in her vision. The killer finds out about this and plans to kill her as well. The skeptical police, her manager father and a curious journalist try to protect her.

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Mike Hodges

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosanna Arquette ... Martha Travis
Jason Robards ... Walter Travis
Tom Hulce ... Gary Wallace
Mark Joy ... Lloyd Harley
Ron Rosenthal Ron Rosenthal ... Lieutenant Irving Weinberg
John Bennes John Bennes ... Ted Silas
Linda Pierce Linda Pierce ... Mary Kuron
Olek Krupa ... Tom Kuron
Marty Terry ... Mrs. Adams
Ed Grady ... Editor, Geoff McBain (as Ed L. Grady)
Jon Thompson Jon Thompson ... Jack Callow
Helen Baldwin ... Eva Callow
Darla N. Warner Darla N. Warner ... Shirley Harley
Christopher L. Gray Christopher L. Gray ... Choirmaster
Lucy Williams Lucy Williams ... Choirlady
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Martha Travis is a medium who makes contact with spirits "on the other side" and connects them with their loved ones still alive, in public performances. Trouble begins when she gives a message to Mary Kuron from her husband, Tom. But Tom isn't dead - yet. And Martha not only knows he will die, she also knows who killed him. And the murderer knows she knows. Her exploitative elderly alcoholic father and manager, Walter Travis, and Gary Wallace, a skeptical investigative reporter fascinated by the story who eventually falls for Martha, try to protect her, and so does the skeptical police - or do they. Written by Yuval Kfir <yuval.kfir@Indigo.co.il>

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She can see the killer's face. She knows the victim's name. The only thing she doesn't know ... is when the murder will take place. See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arco Iris Negro See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Writer and director Mike Hodges considers himself to be something of a fatalist and the scene in the movie where a man says to a little girl that there are too many people in the world is a node to this. See more »

Quotes

Martha Travis: Men lie with me, not to me!
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HE'S SO WONDERFUL
Lyrics by Barry Mason
Composed by Christopher L. Gray
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didn't stand the time
11 December 2014 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

I know that I have seen this years ago on VHS and I watched it again as I am writing this and my only conclusion is that it is a typical flick for the end of the eighties.

We all know that the end of the eighties didn't brought us much in the horror genre except a few and this one is a so-called horror that isn't frightening at all. For todays standards it is even a bit lame. There are no effects to spot or any blood at all and that for a horror. Naturally if you don't add blood (like the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)) you must add suspense or eerie situations but we don't have it here.

The horror lays in the fact that a medium do contact dead people who are in fact still alive. Nobody believes her but once the living are dying like she said things go wrong.

There are a lot of famous names here to see but for me it didn't deliver enough suspense like it did back then. For the Kleenex lovers, Rosanne Arquette do show a few things...

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 0/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5


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