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Mortal Thoughts (1991)




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Mortal Thoughts is a low-key thriller revolving around the relationship between two best friends who are involved in the death of one of their husbands. The movie unfolds as the events leading to a confession are shown in flashback. Joyce (Glenne Headly) is married to the abusive, unfaithful James (Bruce Willis). During an outing at a carnival, James is killed, and Joyce and her best friend Cynthia (Demi Moore) try to cover up the murder.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Claude Kerven, William Reilly
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 8, 2000
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Demi Moore
as Cynthia Kellogg
Glenne Headly
as Joyce Urbanski
Bruce Willis
as James Urbanski
Harvey Keitel
as Det. John Woods
Billie Neal
as Det. Linda Nealon
Frank Vincent
as Dominic Marino
Karen Shallo
as Gloria Urbanski
Crystal Field
as Jeanette Marino
Maryanne Leone
as Aunt Rita
Ron J. Amodea
as Band Leader
Marianne Leone
as Aunt Rita
Christopher Peacock
as Irish Kid No. 2
Bruce Smolanoff
as Irish Kid No. 3
Elain R. Graham
as Woman Police Sergean...
Thomas Quinn
as Det. Seltzer
Brandon Messemer
as Cynthia's Baby
Richard Messemer
as Cynthia's Baby
Larry Atille
as Sydney Levitt
Roger Shamas
as Krishna Kolhatkar
Lindsay Rodio
as Jennifer Kellogg (ag...
Larry Attile
as Sydney Levitt
Julie Garfield
as Maria Urbanski
David Willis Sr.
as Mr. Urbanski
Elaine Eldridge
as Customer in Salon
Thomas Quinn
as Det. Seltzer
David Willis
as Mr. Urbanski
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Critic Reviews for Mortal Thoughts

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | April 19, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Mortal Thoughts


A woman's abusive husband (Bruce Willis) is murdered quite bloodily in the back of a van at a fairground. The wife's friend (Demi Moore) is suspected - will she get away with it? It's up to Detective John (Harvey Keitel) to determine. Somewhat memorable after all these years, but nothing earth-shattering.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Director Alan Rudolph's eccentric style brings some interest to a fairly routine story. Although Demi Moore has a creditable stab at the heroine, it's Glenne Headly who steals the show.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Another former movie network space filler. Willis and Moore together on the screen. Oooh wow! Why can't Hollywood couples actually find something worth while to appear in together. Looks like they did it for the same of doing it.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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