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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 »

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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 tagline "Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife" is taken from the Tenth Commandment in the Book of Exodus in the Old Testament. 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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The Night Has Many Eyes
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not good. . .
5 October 1999 | by DuChamp-3See all my reviews

. . .but the weirdest thing is - it is eerily similar to the Aykroyd/Belushi film "Neighbors." Heavily derided in it's time, it matters not whether you liked it, it had some really weird elements to it. NOW - take out the weird elements and leave a basic plot: "Exciting" guy with a bad bleach-job and his sexy wife move in next door to thoroughly-mundane guy and his attractive wife; who, by the way have a sexless marriage. Kline/Belushi are set up as "marks" immediately, and almost as immediately the new neighbors begin a contrived "seduction of the innocent". Soon, the mundane guy finds himself trapped in an existential hell of Blondie's making(Spacey/Aykroyd). Well. Consenting Adults is not a good movie - or even interesting. Spacey gives a charismatic performance as usual, but the script lacks any originality. This was another entry in the ". . .from Hell" high-concept series of scripts from the early-90's. Babysitter. . .Cop. . .Neighbor. . .Dentist. ..I wish I could say that the best parts of this film ended up on the editing room floor - considering the cast - but there's no way this script was ever anything but stale.


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