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Still of the Night (1982)

Director:
Robert Benton
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
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RUNNING TIME
93 minutes
Producer:
Arlene Donovan
Screenwriter:
Robert Benton


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Dr. Sam Rice Roy Scheider
Brooke Reynolds Meryl Streep
Dr. Grace Rice Jessica Tandy
Joseph Vitucci Joe Grifasi
Gail Phillips Sara Botsford
George Bynum Josef Sommer

 

Review

This film was Robert Benton's first outing since his hugely successful Kramer vs. Kramer, and yet again he teams up with a young and somewhat raw Meryl Streep. The story is overplotted, and the homage to Hitchcock and other thrillers from his era is both overdone and carries too little distance, which in effect conceals the homage and makes the film come off as more of a bad copy. Still, Streep shows glimpses of her pure talent, and Roy Scheider carries the film agreeably forward through everything from tense and well-shot pursuit scenes to ludicrous psychobabble.

Copyright 19.9.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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