When a brilliant surgeon is accused of savage medical malpractice by his beautiful patient, it's not certain whether he's a competent physician or a malicious monster in this plot-twisting "quadruple indemnity." MALICE is a stylish and sexy thriller, with fine acting from Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman.
Jerry Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald K. Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald Goldsmith - Film composer
Michael Hennagin - Film composer
Peter Gallagher - American Actor
Tobin Bell - Supporting Actor/"The Firm"
Aaron Sorkin - Screenwriter, A FEW GOOD MEN
David Bretherton - American Editor
Philip Harrison - Production Designer
Rachel Pfeffer - PRODUCER/EXECUTIVE
George C. Scott - American Actor/Director
George Campbell Scott - American Actor/Director
Gwyneth Paltrow - Oscar Winning Actress, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Harold Becker - American Director
Nicole Kidman - Actress, TO DIE FOR
David Bowe - Star, Film and TV appearances, began in mid '80s, THE ROCK
Alec Baldwin - American Actor, BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Alexander Rae Baldwin III - American Actor, BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Scott Frank - SCREENWRITER/PRODUCER
Scott J. T. Frank - SCREENWRITER/PRODUCER
Josef Sommer - German Character Actor
William Duff-Griffin - Film/TV/Stage Actor
Michael Kaplan - Costume Designer, BLADE RUNNER (1982)
Bebe Neuwirth - American film & television actress, CHEERS
Debrah Farentino - Actress/"Mortal Sins"
Bill Pullman - American actor
Anne Bancroft - American actress, THE GRADUATE
Anna Maria Louise Italiano - American actress, THE GRADUATE
Anne Marno - American actress, THE GRADUATE
Gordon Willis - American cinematographer
Andy Safian and his new wife, Tracy, reside in a quiet pastoral town where he's a well-respected professor and college dean. To offset the financial costs of renovations to their home, Andy and Tracy take in a boarder--Dr. Jed Hill, a brilliant young physician who's somewhat reckless and pleasure-driven. Lately there have been some very disturbing events in this New England hamlet: Two of Andy's female students were brutally assaulted, and he's viewed as a suspect. Meanwhile, when Tracy goes to the hospital with abdominal cramps, the physician on call happens to be Jed, who operates prematurely. Soon all three characters will find themselves trying to sort out the serious consequences of their actions.
Filmed over four weeks in October/November 1992 in Boston and at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Smith is one of the oldest women's colleges. It was last featured in the 1967 film WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Theatrical release: October 1993. Harold Becker also directed SEA OF LOVE. Actress Nicole Kidman was raised in Australia. Enrolling in drama school at age 10, Kidman made her acting debut in the Australian picture BUSH CHRISTMAS when she was 14. Kidman secured one role after another, including a part in the 1985 hit miniseries VIETNAM, which made her an Australian success story. At the age of 17 she was voted Best Actress of the Year by the Australian populace. She catapulted to success after her performance in the film DEAD CALM, which gave her a solid starring role opposite Sam Neill and helped her win the lead role in Tom Cruise's DAYS OF THUNDER. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin won a Golden Globe nomination for A FEW GOOD MEN, a story based on his play, which earned him an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding American Playwright. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...Deviously entertaining....[Baldwin is] simultaneously comic and scary..." - 10/01/1993 New York Times, p.C5
"...The key film in [Baldwin's] anti-hero oeuvre....A vastly entertaining hunk of bologna..." -- Rating: B - 07/19/1996 Entertainment Weekly, pp.80-83
"...Immaculately crafted....Kidman, who uses a flawless American accent, proves her strengths as an actress, and Baldwin mixes menace, sex and humor in another terrific performance..." - 10/04/1993 Variety
"[A] stormy suspense thriller of multiple twists and bluffs..." - 02/01/2005 Uncut, p.61