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Blink (film)

Blink
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Apted
Produced by
Written by Dana Stevens
Starring
Music by Brad Fiedel
Cinematography Dante Spinotti
Edited by Rick Shaine
Distributed by New Line Cinema (USA)
Pathé (UK)
Release dates
January 26, 1994
Running time
106 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $11 million[1]
Box office $16,696,219

Blink is a 1994 neo-noir thriller film starring Madeleine Stowe and Aidan Quinn. Director Michael Apted was nominated for a Crystal Globe award for the film at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and screenwriter Dana Stevens was nominated for Best Motion Picture at the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Emmy Award-winning actress Laurie Metcalf also had a role in the film. Chicago rock band The Drovers played a support role as themselves, contributing three songs to the soundtrack. Stowe's character, Emma, is a fiddler in the group. Some scenes were filmed in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Reception 3
    • Box Office 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Plot

Emma is a young musician who has been blind for 20 years. New surgery techniques restore her vision but initially cause "vision flashes" that leave her uncertain about what she sees. One night, she is awakened by a noise in the apartment above. Peeking out her door, she "sees" a figure descending the stairs. She contacts the police, worried that her neighbor has been murdered, but is unsure if it was just her new vision deceiving her. The killer then begins to stalk Emma.

Cast

Actor / Actress Character
Madeleine Stowe Emma Brody
Aidan Quinn Detective John Hallstrom
James Remar Detective Thomas Ridgely
Bruce A. Young Lt. Mitchell
Paul Dillon Neal Booker
Laurie Metcalf Candice
Matt Roth Officer Crowe
Tim Monsion Mr. Tattersall
Peter Friedman Dr. Ryan Pierce
Michael P. Byrne Barry
Anthony Cannata Ned
Jackie Moran Jackie
Sam Sanders Bobby
Greg Noonan Frank
Michael Stuart Kirkpatrick Michael
Blake Whealy Mark Tattersall
Joy Gregory Valerie Wheaton
Lucy Childs Margaret Tattersall
Ted Gilbert Ted
Kevin Matthews Man on Train
Kevin Swerdlow (as Kevin D. Swerdlow) Receiving Cop
Ed Cray (uncredited) Suspect

Reception

The film received mixed to positive reviews.[2][3][4] It holds a 62% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 21 critics.

The Miami Herald gave the film 2.5 stars (out of 4), saying, "After a number of red herrings, the identity of the killer turns out to be rather inconsequential -- and the motive somewhat farfetched. A shame, because the premise here, paired with an equally clever plot, would've made a dandy exercise in suspense. As it is, Blink is mildly engaging entertainment, nothing that will have you checking your watch, but nowhere near as good as its terrific trailers ("Things are not what they seem" and all that) make it out to be."[5]

Box Office

The film debuted at No. 4.[6]

References

  1. ^ "'"MOVIES : The Trip to Bankable : After a series of supporting roles, Madeleine Stowe has finally achieved name-above-the-title star status. And all it took was 15 years of paying dues and speaking her mind--and one big hit in 'Last of the Mohicans.  
  2. ^ "Review/Film; The Blind Woman Gets Tougher In a Familiar and Deadly Formula".  
  3. ^ "MOVIE REVIEW : Tangled Scenario Turns Thriller 'Blink' into a Blur".  
  4. ^ "Blink".  
  5. ^ Rodriguez, Rene (January 26, 1994). "Blink Falls Short as Suspense Thriller, But It's Worth a Look".  
  6. ^ "Weekend Box Office : 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Still the Champ".  

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