Close Your Eyes

Release Date: April 23, 2004
Limited release

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89/133 Dan Krovich A serviceable thriller

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Co-writer/director Nick Willing adapts the 1991 novel by Madison Smartt Bell for the big screen. William Brookfield also had a hand in the screenplay doing a re-write. But Willing’s connections to the small screen (Alice in Wonderland and Jason and the Argonauts mini-series) aren’t forgotten. Goran Visnjic (E.R.’s Dr. Luka Kovac) is the main character of this psychological thriller, which combines the worlds of hypnotherapy, the supernatural, and the occult.

Visnjic plays Dr. Adrian Strother, an American hypnotherapist asked to assist on solving a crime by Scotland Yard. When a detective (Shirley Henderson) goes to see Strother for help quitting smoking, they accidentally discover that he has psychic powers. Since the only living witness to the murderer known as The Tattoo Killer is mute, the detective asks for his help in contacting this girl who can’t talk.

The film was shot in an eight-week period during the summer of 2001 on a $10 million budget. The title of the film was originally Dr. Sleep, but was changed by test-audience suggestions to the current title. It was originally scheduled to be released fall 2002. But has been pushed back to April. (Marty Doskins/BOP)

Vital statistics for Close Your Eyes
Main Cast Goran Visnjic, Shirley Henderson
Supporting Cast Paddy Considine, Miranda Otto
Director Nick Willing
Screenwriter Nick Willing
Distributor First Look Pictures
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Rating R
Screen Count 17
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