Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.
USA, 1994. Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures. Story by Billy Ray, Screenplay by Matthew Chapman, Billy Ray. Cinematography by Dietrich Lohmann. Produced by Buzz Feitshans, David Matalon. Music by Dominic Frontiere. Production Design by James L. Schoppe. Costume Design by Jacqueline G. Arthur. Film Editing by Jack Hofstra.
Laughably bad sex thriller stars Bruce Willis as a psychiatrist left blind to the colour red after one of his more unstable patients commits suicide in front of him and he is traumatized by the sight of her blood. He takes a leave of absence from work and goes and visits a California colleague (Scott Bakula) who is murdered soon after Willis’ arrival. Now, against his own desire, he must take over Bakula’s therapy group and try to figure out who did the dirty deed. On the sidelines, he meets an impish girl named Rose (Jane March) who keeps him busy in the shower, outdoor pool and eventually bed after every hard day of work. Some of the dialogue will make you laugh out loud, and March’s atrocious acting doesn’t help either. The talents of great character actors like Kathleen Wilhoite, Lesley Ann Warren and Brad Dourif are sadly misused in this awful misfire from the once-great director of The Stunt Man.
Golden Globe Award Nomination: Best Original Song (“The Color of the Night”)