Directed By: David Siegel Scott McGehee Starring: Dennis Haysbert

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A taut, twisting mystery-thriller in the hitchcock tradition about two brothers who are caught up in a web of treachery, passion and murderously mistaken identities.


Studio MGM
SKU 40146120
UPC 027616857729
UPC 14 00027616857729
Format DVD
Release Date 1/23/2001
Rating NR
Family Interaction
Film Noir
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note When Clay Arlington's father is murdered, his estranged half-brother Vincent becomes the most likely suspect. Eager to throw the police off his trail, Vincent invites Clay to visit him soon after the funeral, then secretly plants a bomb in the car Clay is to drive. Vincent has put his own identification in Clay's wallet, so police will think that he's the one who has died in the explosion. However, Clay survives the bombing, and plastic surgeons reconstruct his face and body from pictures of Vincent. Suffering from amnesia, Clay, readily accepts his new identity. As the police tighten their circle of evidence around Vincent, memories of Clay's own life come flashing back. SUTURE is an unusual thriller in which the two identical "brothers" are played by a black actor and a white actor, making Clay's quest for his own identity even more strange and ironic.
New York Times "...A witty, stylish goof on psychiatry, identity and murder mysteries....Great panache..." 03/18/1994 p.C15
Variety "...SUTURE is an exceedingly smart and elegant American indie in a very unusual vein..." 09/27/1993
Los Angeles Times "...The assurance is rare for a first feature....McGehee and Siegel have the flair to bring something distinctively new to black comedy..." 03/25/1994 p.F14
David Siegel
Scott McGehee
Dennis Haysbert
Cast & Crew
Dennis Haysbert - Actor
Dina Merrill - Actor
Mel Harris - Actor
Michael Harris - Actor
David Siegel - Director
Scott McGhee - Director
Scott McGhee - Producer
David Siegel - Producer
David Siegel - Writer
Scott McGhee - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
Catalog ID 1001452
UPC 00027616857729
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 96 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Independent Spirit (1995) Greg Gardiner, Nominee, Best Cinematography
Sundance Film Festival (1994) Greg Gardiner, Winner, Cinematography Award
DVD, Widescreen, Black & White, Theatrical Version, Trailers, No Longer Produced
The Hollywood Reporter A surrealist cerebral chiller.
Details Magazine A taut shocker that would have made Hitchcock proud!
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Novel and perceptive...

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