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Shattered (1991)

After a horrific car wreck leaves him an amnesiac, a man slowly begins to unravel his shocking past.

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Richard Neely (novel), Wolfgang Petersen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Dan Merrick
Bob Hoskins ... Gus Klein
Greta Scacchi ... Judith Merrick
Joanne Whalley ... Jenny Scott (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Corbin Bernsen ... Jeb Scott
Debi A. Monahan Debi A. Monahan ... Nancy Mercer
Bert Rosario ... Rudy Costa
Jedda Jones Jedda Jones ... Sadie
Scott Getlin Scott Getlin ... Jack Stanton
Kellye Nakahara ... Lydia
Dona Hardy ... Pet Shop Woman
Frank Cavestani ... Cop
Jasmin Gabler Jasmin Gabler ... Jeb's Secretary
Charlene Hall Charlene Hall ... Receptionist
Dierk Torsek Dierk Torsek ... Dr. Benton
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Storyline

Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet shop owner and part time private detective Gus Klein who is supposedly done some work for him prior to the accident. Klein helps Merrick to find out more about his past and true identity. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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A love he can't forget. A murder he can't remember.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shattered See more »

Filming Locations:

Manzanita, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,457,105, 14 October 1991

Gross USA:

$11,511,031

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,511,031
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was bookended by two spectacular cars driving off cliff sequences with one of them (the first) in publicity said to being an 800 foot (244 meters) drop. See more »

Goofs

When Merrick examines the chemicals container on the shipwreck it remains bright inside even after he removes the flashlight. See more »

Quotes

Dan Merrick: It's me. Dan Merrick it's Dan Merrick
[Gus shines his torch at Dan Merrick's dead face]
Gus Klein: Oh, God.
[Dan staring astonishingly at Dan Merrick]
Gus Klein: This is insane... you must be... Jack Stanton
[he drops Dan's body and collapsed]
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Soundtracks

NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
Written by Justin Hayward
Performed by The Moody Blues
Published by Essex Music, Inc.
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of
PolyGram Group Distribution, Inc.
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Silly Yet Deliriously Entertaining Thriller
5 January 2002 | by burbank904416010See all my reviews

Shattered is a Hitchcock meets Sunset Beach style thriller which plays its silly premise and story straight and comes up trumps.The audience are wisely kept in the dark of the story, so we learn about everything at the same time as our protaganist, played with a nice ambiguity by Tom Berenger.All the twists and turns finally pay-off in probably my favourite twist of all time.Really.Completely unguessable and ridiculous yet wholly satisfying, it helps to make Shattered into a thrilling Saturday Night Movie.Take it as it is and you won't be disappointed


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