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Blink (1993)

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Emma, a blind violinist who had recently undergone a revolutionary surgery, joins with a police detective to track a serial killer after she was an inadvertent witness to his latest crime.

Director:

Michael Apted

Writer:

Dana Stevens
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Stowe ... Emma Brody
Aidan Quinn ... Detective John Hallstrom
James Remar ... Thomas Ridgely
Peter Friedman ... Dr. Ryan Pierce
Bruce A. Young ... Lt. Mitchell
Laurie Metcalf ... Candice
Matt Roth ... Officer Crowe
Paul Dillon ... Neal Booker
Michael P. Byrne ... Barry
Anthony Cannata ... Ned
Greg Noonan ... Frank
Heather Schwartz Heather Schwartz ... Young Emma
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Emma's Mother
Michael Stuart Kirkpatrick Michael Stuart Kirkpatrick ... Michael
Sean C. Cleland Sean C. Cleland ... Drover
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Storyline

Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night she is awakened by a commotion upstairs. Peering out of her door, she sees a shadowy figure descending the stairs. Convinced that her neighbour has been murdered she approaches the police, only to find that she is unsure if it was just her new eyes playing tricks on her. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Illusion. Deception. Murder. In the blink of an eye things are not what they seem. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Treptaj See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,410,077, 30 January 1994

Gross USA:

$16,696,219

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,696,219
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The lines quoted by Hallstrom 'For the soul is dead that slumbers,/ And things are not what they seem.' are from A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) and was first published in the Knickerbocker Magazine in October 1838. See more »

Goofs

When Aiden goes into the restroom after Emma, his handcuffs are hooked on his belt. When he leaves the handcuffs are gone. See more »

Quotes

Emma Brody: I can't see things that are right in front of me, and I can see things that couldn't be there.
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Soundtracks

IS CRAIG HERE
Performed by The Drovers
Written by Michael Kirkpatrick
Courtesy of MNM4EVR Music and New Line Music Co.
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Watching this movie
10 January 2008 | by caslynhSee all my reviews

First, I have not seen the movie all the way through, but what I watched I liked. I am a bartender so I work late. I came home to find it on the television. So, I got on IMDb to find out what movie it was and low and behold, this is it. I was reading the summary and I don't know if this counts for much, but someone wrote that she was a cellist. Sadly, whomever that was needs to visit a music class because the violin is a far thing from the cello. But to continue, from what I watched, I was caught up in this movie. Someone commented that this was not a "thriller" but it definitely was for me. I am a woman and live alone with a dog and from the time she hears the noise upstairs to the next morning, when she has the flashback of the man in her apartment, well, it really scared the crap out of me. I normally don't get scared at movies but this one definitely got my heart rate up and I could hardly get to sleep. So, I will be heading to Blockbuster, when I can find someone to spend the night, to finish watching this thriller, even if it is so only to me.


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