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Malice (1993)

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A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.

Director:

Harold Becker

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (story), Jonas McCord (story) | 2 more credits »
2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Jed
Nicole Kidman ... Tracy
Bill Pullman ... Andy
Bebe Neuwirth ... Dana
George C. Scott ... Dr. Kessler
Anne Bancroft ... Ms. Kennsinger
Peter Gallagher ... Dennis Riley
Josef Sommer ... Lester Adams
Tobin Bell ... Earl Leemus
William Duff-Griffin William Duff-Griffin ... Dr. George Sullivan
Debrah Farentino ... Tanya
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Paula Bell
David Bowe ... Dr. Matthew Robertson
Diana Bellamy ... Ms. Worthington
Michael Hatt Michael Hatt ... Neighbor Boy
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Storyline

A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches children, Andy's a college professor. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know it all" doctor. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Her doctor wasn't playing God. He thought he was God. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bodily Harm See more »

Filming Locations:

Amherst, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,232,650, 3 October 1993

Gross USA:

$46,405,336

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,405,336
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alec Baldwin worked with Harold Becker 5 years later on Mercury Rising. See more »

Goofs

Jed said Tracey's blood group was AB negative. He would need to get donors in that type. In fact she could have been given any Rh negative blood type. Group O, A or B would be suitable for someone who is group AB (universal recipient). Only the Rh type (positive or negative) is important and then only to woman of child-bearing age. See more »

Quotes

Jed: [during his deposition] which makes me wonder if this "lawyer" has any idea what kind of grades one must recieve in college to be accepted at a top medical school, if you have the vaguest clue on how talented one must be to lead a surgical team. I have an M.D. from Harvard, I am board certified in cardio-thoracic medicine and trauma surgery, I have been awarded citations from seven different medical boards in New England, and I am never, ever sick at sea. So I ask you; when someone goes into ...
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Soundtracks

Mama Told Me Not to Come
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by The Wolfgang Press
Courtesy of 4AD Records / Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Slick, Supsensful, Mystery Thriller!
25 January 2008 | by jbarteloneSee all my reviews

Malice is a very gripping mysterious thriller! The opening scene's haunting music will stay with you forever and draw you into a roller coaster ride of suspense, drama, and deceit.

The film revolves around a couple who's lives become interwoven by a mysterious and arrogant surgeon who manipulates and cons his way into their lives with little surprises around every turn. Harold Becker's directing is superb in setting the mood and pacing of the film. There are dramatic moments and secrets in the story that will keep you captivated until the very end. Watch for outstanding performances by Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, and Bill Pullman, as well as a powerful supporting role by Ann Bancroft.

Malice is very difficult to review without giving away parts of the movie, so I will not go into great detail. It's the uncertainties in the movie that make it one to remember. See it, you will not be disappointed! The background musical score is one of the most memorable that I have heard in any movie. Malice is a tale of arrogance, power, mystery, and deception, that must be seen and will be long remembered after the final credits roll.

This is a very fine film that does not get the credit that it deserves!


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