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Scissors (1991)

After a young woman is attacked in the elevator she meets her neighbours (two brothers) for the first time. One of the brothers has a secret, the other has a crush on her. Her analyst tries... See full summary »

Director:

Frank De Felitta

Writers:

Joyce Selznick (story), Frank De Felitta (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Stone ... Angie Anderson
Steve Railsback ... Alex Morgan / Cole Morgan
Ronny Cox ... Dr. Stephan Carter
Michelle Phillips ... Ann Carter
Vicki Frederick ... Nancy Leahy
Larry Moss ... Mr. Kramer
Austin Kelly Austin Kelly ... Folger
Jesse Garcia Jesse Garcia ... Counterman
Will Leskin ... Billy
Ivy Jones ... Mother
Laura Caulfield Laura Caulfield ... Actress on Soap Opera (as Laura Ann Caulfield)
Ed Crick Ed Crick ... Frank Brady
Hal Riddle Hal Riddle ... Male Dog Walker
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Female Dog Walker
Jim Shankman Jim Shankman ... Bob the Clerk
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Storyline

After a young woman is attacked in the elevator she meets her neighbours (two brothers) for the first time. One of the brothers has a secret, the other has a crush on her. Her analyst tries to help her over the attack, but when she is invited to a mysterious apartment things get worse and worse. Written by Rob Hartill

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Angie is about to step over the edge. All she needs is a little help.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Efialtiki pagida See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,368, 24 March 1991

Gross USA:

$2,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,368
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DDM Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The script was written originally to be an episode of the classic Hitchcock TV series. Co-writer, of that script, DeFelitta expanded that unsold and unmade screenplay and it became his last credit as a director. See more »

Goofs

When Angie is beginning to break down in the apartment, she sees the body is missing from the bed and pulls the bedspread off the bed looking for it. A few minutes later she returns to get into the bed and the bedspread is neatly back in place. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Britain 11 seconds were cut from the video version by the British censors to edit shots of Angie being punched and her clothes torn during the elevator assault scene. The 2002 Hollywood DVD is uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) See more »

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Stone stuck in "B" level script
26 February 2003 | by rosscinemaSee all my reviews

Sharon Stone plays a disturbed woman who is a virgin and then attacked in an elevator and meets her neighbors played by Steve Railsback as twin brothers. The last part of the film has Stone trapped in an apartment and is slowly driven insane. Definitely a "B" movie with shoddy lighting and several different story lines going on at the same time with really none of them meaning anything. They're just thrown in to try and fool us. The one thing that was impressive was the special effects showing Steve Railsback as twin brothers in the same scene. Its fairly well done. Stone does the best she can with the material thats given her but you cannot blame the director solely. Stone just wasn't that good in certain scenes and at times it becomes downright silly. Vicki Frederick from "All The Marbles" has a role and Clint Eastwoods buddy Albert Popwell (Or Powell) has a part as a cop. Stone bares her impressive breasts for no reason at all which was enough to convince me early on that this was going to be silly and contrived.


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