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Separate Lives (1995)

A psychiatrist asks one of her psychology students, an ex-police detective, to shadow her a few nights. She fears she has split personality and may have killed someone. The student has a crush on his cute teacher and says yes.

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David Madden
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Tom Beckwith (as James Belushi)
Linda Hamilton ... Lauren Porter / Lena
Vera Miles ... Dr. Ruth Goldin
Elisabeth Moss ... Ronni Beckwith
Drew Snyder ... Robert Porter
Mark Lindsay Chapman ... Keno Sykes
Marc Poppel ... Detective Joe Gallo
Elizabeth Arlen ... Dee Harris
Josh Taylor ... Charles Duffy
Ken Kerman Ken Kerman ... Detective Boyle
Michael Whaley ... Detective Miller
Jackie Debatin ... Darlene
Joshua Malina ... Randall
Lisa Vanderpump ... Heidi Porter
Craig Stepp Craig Stepp ... David Mills
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Storyline

The ex-cop Tom Beckwith has just quit his police job in order to study psychology. But his professor, Lauren Porter, is more interested in his criminology abilities than in his progress in psychology. Because of traumatic circumstances during her childhood she is suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder, and it looks like her other ego has just killed somebody. So Tom Beckwith tries to help her by observing her, combining his professional abilities as an ex-cop and his recently gained knowledge of psychology. Written by Volker Boehm

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She hired him to watch her.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for scenes of violence and sexuality, and for strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Separate Lives See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$961,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$961,147
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Both Jim Belushi and Linda Hamilton had worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Belushi worked with Arnold in Red Heat, while Linda Hamilton worked with Arnold in the first two Terminator movies, as well as T2-3D: Battle Across Time. See more »

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Referenced in John Candy: Comic Spirit (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Temptation Eyes
Performed by The Grass Roots
Courtesy of MCA Records
Words and Music by Daniel Walsh (as Dan Walsh), Harvey Price
Published by Duchess Music Corporation
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Entertaining B-Movie
27 April 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The former police detective Tom Beckwith (James Belushi) leaves the police department to be a psychology student. Tom lives with his daughter Ronni (Elisabeth Moss) and has a crush one his professor, the psychiatrist Lauren Porter (Linda Hamilton). One day, Lauren asks him to follow her during the nights since she has blackouts and might have killed an acquaintance. Tom accepts and discovers that Lauren has another personality, Lena.

"Separate Lives" is an entertaining B-movie with James Belushi and Linda Hamilton. The lack of chemistry between this leading cast is probably one of the greatest flaws of this film. The classes of Lauren Porter are also forgotten. The conclusion is weak. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Dupla Personalidade" ("Double Personality")


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