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Consenting Adults (1992)

During a joint dinner at the restaurant, the neighbors offer to exchange wives for one night. It was a joke, but only at first.

Director:

Alan J. Pakula

Writer:

Matthew Chapman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Richard Parker
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Priscilla Parker
Kevin Spacey ... Eddy Otis
Rebecca Miller ... Kay Otis
Forest Whitaker ... David Duttonville
E.G. Marshall ... George Gordon
Kimberly McCullough ... Lori Parker
Billie Neal Billie Neal ... Annie Duttonville
Benjamin Hendrickson ... Jimmy Schwartz
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... Dr. Pettering (as Lonnie Smith)
Joe Mulherin Joe Mulherin ... Bo
Rick Hinkle Rick Hinkle ... Singer in Mahoney's Band
Artis Edwards Jr. Artis Edwards Jr. ... Atlanta Police Officer
Jerry Campbell Jerry Campbell ... Prison Guard
Ginny Parker Ginny Parker ... Martha
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Storyline

Richard and Priscilla Parker's lives take a turn for the better when Eddy and Kay move into the house next door. Eddy's a risk-taker and shows his new neighbours how to enjoy life at the expense of a rule or convention or two. What Richard doesn't realize is that Eddy's little games are just a prelude to something that's intended to destroy his neighbours' lives. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gewagtes Spiel See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,023,467, 18 October 1992

Gross USA:

$21,591,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,591,728
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the working title for the earlier film A Change of Seasons (1980) was "Consenting Adults". In Bombay Talkie (1970), the name of the best-seller trash-romantic page-turner pulp-fiction novel that Jackie Collins / Jacqueline Susann - like English authoress Lucia Lane (Jennifer Kendal) had written was "Consenting Adults", a title itself which became the name of at least four later unrelated filmed productions (Consenting Adults (1982), this film, Consenting Adults (2000), and Consenting Adults (2007)). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jimmy Schwartz: Richard. Hold it. Richard, what's the matter? I'm not selling those skis to my mother. Please, a more neon sound. Remember: to be free, to soar like an eagle, to slip the surly bonds of earth. Right? That's the feel.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

No Headstone On My Grave
Words and Music by Charlie Rich
Produced by Joe Mulherin
Performed by Suzie Rose (as Q Rose)
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Not half as bad as I thought it would be
20 September 1999 | by microbonnieSee all my reviews

Look at the title, you think, probably trash. But the plot actually has something to it other than what the title suggests, and sure, it was doofy and there could have been much more done with it, but I did like the whole premise. I mean, you GOTTA empathize with that poor guy. This movie has lots of people getting manipulated. It also has lots of great shots of Kevin Spacey in it -- always a plus. I love movies that involve somebody's master plan, even if, on a deeper level, they suck.


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