- Actors: Jeff Fahey, Courteney Cox, Michael Nicolosi, Jonathan Silverman, Michael Beach
- Directors: Jack Sholder
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
- Rated: Parents Strongly CautionedPG-13
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
- VHS Release Date: June 19, 1997
- Run Time: 94 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 0792834984
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Courteney Cox plays a young woman (Emmy)who is the latest victim of a brutal psycopath who has been raping and murdering young women. She is saved however, by her husband, Glenn (J.Silverman), returning home. Therefore, she is the only surviving victim. She goes to the sketch artist to give a description, but is doubted of her ability to identify him because Emmy is blind.
Jeff Fahey (Jack) is the sketch artist and he begins to believe that Emmy's ability to identify people by touch is reliable. He asks that the sketch not to be released into the media, but it ends up there anyways. Once again, Emmy is in danger.
The police find Timothy Rothko (Nicolosi)and bring him in. Emmy picks him out of a line-up of men and a trial pursues. Lawrence Walker (Brion James) represents Rothko in the case and he knows his stuff. He rips apart the prosecution's case and Emmy isn't there to help. Jack later convinces her to take a stand and try to finish Rothko off.
That's all I'll tell you...wait...just a warning, the rape seen is right after the beginning credits so don't say I didn't warn you! Also, the ending is super neat! The movie's first half is suspensful, and the second half is intriguing. Overall, this is a GREAT! movie! Both of the main actor's performances were top notch especially Cox's. She did her research on her character and it shows. I recommend this movie to anyone in the mood for a well put together thriller or anyone who's a fan of Courteney Cox or Jeff Fahey. Enjoy!
I'd like to start by saying IMHO, Courteney Cox is a very fine actress, and one of the saving graces of this movie. But her portrayal of a woman who has been blind since age 11 is sadly lacking; too much fumbling, and acting helpless when it is not called for, and then doing something like quickly sitting in a chair pulled out for her, without brushing her hand over it to place it. This distracts the viewer, making the plotline lose some of its punch. (Maybe my experience with a blind friend is making me too critical).
Briefly, the plot is that a killer is raping, then brutally slashing young college women to death. Our blind heroine, Emmy, is raped in her bedroom at home, then spared when her husband comes home unexpectedly. Yet later in the movie, the dastardly villain unhesitatingly stabs a security guard to death, with two other people less than 20 feet away. Not someone who would be scared away by a wimpy husband's sudden return.
In between, the writers/director manage to load in a bunch of other cliches, like the cops who leak private details about the blind witness to a brutal, uncaring press. And the defense attorney who tries to convince the jury she cooperated with her rapist. Etc. I'm not sure where this movie lost its punch, but after about 15 minutes, I totally lose belief in the blind damsel in distress. The rest of the plot is typical TV Chinese menu, one from each column. When I got tired of watching Courteney trying to act her way through this mess, I simply tried to keep the yawns to less than one a minute.
I thing it was supposed to be a pilot for a series. Thank the Lord, it never happened.
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Still not available on DVD. Come on MGM. Jeff Fahey is at his prime. Courtney Cox is hot in this one. It's a good entertaining movie.Published on April 22, 2013 by SEAMONK
This well acted and directed piece is worth viewing. The concept works, there are blind persons who can "see" color, and determine face shape and features. Read morePublished on July 13, 2001 by val m smith
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