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Scissors (1991)

After a young woman is attacked in the elevator she meets her neighbours (two brothers) for the first time. One of the brothers has a secret, the other has a crush on her. Her analyst tries... See full summary »

Director:

Frank De Felitta

Writers:

Joyce Selznick (story), Frank De Felitta (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Stone ... Angie Anderson
Steve Railsback ... Alex Morgan / Cole Morgan
Ronny Cox ... Dr. Stephan Carter
Michelle Phillips ... Ann Carter
Vicki Frederick ... Nancy Leahy
Larry Moss ... Mr. Kramer
Austin Kelly Austin Kelly ... Folger
Jesse Garcia Jesse Garcia ... Counterman
Will Leskin ... Billy
Ivy Jones ... Mother
Laura Caulfield Laura Caulfield ... Actress on Soap Opera (as Laura Ann Caulfield)
Ed Crick Ed Crick ... Frank Brady
Hal Riddle Hal Riddle ... Male Dog Walker
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Female Dog Walker
Jim Shankman Jim Shankman ... Bob the Clerk
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Storyline

After a young woman is attacked in the elevator she meets her neighbours (two brothers) for the first time. One of the brothers has a secret, the other has a crush on her. Her analyst tries to help her over the attack, but when she is invited to a mysterious apartment things get worse and worse. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Angie is about to step over the edge. All she needs is a little help.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Efialtiki pagida See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,368, 24 March 1991

Gross USA:

$2,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,368
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DDM Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After the success of Sharon Stone's Basic Instinct (1992), this film was retitled in German as "Final Instinct". See more »

Goofs

When Angie is beginning to break down in the apartment, she sees the body is missing from the bed and pulls the bedspread off the bed looking for it. A few minutes later she returns to get into the bed and the bedspread is neatly back in place. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Britain 11 seconds were cut from the video version by the British censors to edit shots of Angie being punched and her clothes torn during the elevator assault scene. The 2002 Hollywood DVD is uncut. See more »

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In my mind, the best Sharon Stone movie yet...
5 November 1998 | by decoySee all my reviews

In Scissors, Sharon Stone builds a very believable picture of a young woman whose mental health begins to shatter while trapped in a penthouse apartment of her shrink. The role is difficult and Stone pulls it off wonderfully. I think this is the one movie in which she really gets to display her talent as an actress. It is truly amazing that this little gem has never got more attention - as a thriller, it's almost in the same series as the old Hitchcock movies...


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