Unforgettable (1996)




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This cross between a psychological thriller and an old fashioned murder mystery tells the story of a police pathologist who takes extreme measures to prove himself innocent of his wife's murder and to solve the puzzling massacre in a Seattle drug store. Dr. David Krane was formally charged with his wife murder, but tainted evidence got him an acquittal; it did not clear his name and as a result he lost his two daughters. His search for her killer begins when he is called to the drugstore scene where he finds a curled up matchbook, the exact same kind that was found near his wife. Soon afterward he learns of noted neurologist Dr. Martha Briggs experimentation with a new form of memory retrieval. She has discovered that memory resides in brain fluid and that if the fluid from one brain is mixed with a special formula and injected into the brain of another, that person will experience the memories of the other when a strong stimulus is administered. At least that is the theory. So far she has only worked with lab rats. But for the fact that the majority of the injected rodents die of heart failure, her experiments have been successful. Learning more about Briggs' work, Krane becomes determined to test it on himself using the stored brain fluid of his late wife. It works and soon he sees clearly the face of the killer. Feeling encouraged, he does the same with a drug store victim's fluid. The victim was an art student and Krane finds himself able to render a perfect sketch of the killer's face. When Briggs learns what Krane has done she carefully monitors his every move, especially after he injects some of the killer's brain fluid. Things get really dicey for Krane then, because certain stimuli evoke the different memories from each of the injections.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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MGM Home Entertainment

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Ray Liotta
as Dr. David Krane
Linda Fiorentino
as Dr. Martha Briggs
Peter Coyote
as Don Bresler
Christopher McDonald
as Stewart Gleick
Kim Coates
as Eddie Dutton
David Paymer
as Curtis Avery
Duncan Fraser
as Michael Stratton
Caroline Elliot
as Cara Krane
Colleen Rennison
as Lindy Krane
Caroline Elliott
as Cara Krane
Stellina Rusich
as Mary Krane
Suzy Joachim
as Sheila Wills
Garwin Sanford
as Joseph Bodner
Jena Forryane
as Donna Berman
Jimmy Broyden
as Boyfriend
Dean Choe
as Assistant Pharmacist
Mike Crestejo
as Pharmacist
Kevin Hayes
as Media
Cheryl Wilson
as Female Colleague
Nathaniel DeVeaux
as George, Guard No. 1
Dwight McFee
as Andy, Guard No. 1
Claudio De Victor
as Building Manager
Sidonie Boll
as Mother
Eric Pospisil
as Small Son
Rondel Reynoldson
as Nurse Karen
Brock Chapman
as Young Eddie Dutton
Bob Wilde
as Eddie's Dad
Cory Dagg
as Lawyer
Robert Metcalfe
as District Attorney
William B. Davis
as Dr. Smoot
Tong Lung
as Police Sketch Artist
Robin Douglas
as Receptionist
Callum Keith Rennie
as Drug Dealer
Roland Corkum
as Priest at Wedding
David Sobolov
as Paramedic
Kate Lancaster
as Female Nude Corpse
Tom Fox Davies
as Male Nude Corpse
Dave St-Pierre
as Sexy Guy
Isabel Price
as Sexy Girl
Dale Villeneuve
as Sexy Girl
Azalea Davila
as Eddie's Girlfriend
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Critic Reviews for Unforgettable

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (4)

A B-grade murder mystery with a sci-fi twist.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

The plot involves the presence of brain fluid -- no small irony, since the makers of this goof could have used some themselves, if only to avoid concocting a movie riddled with so many ridiculous coincidences and downright stupid characters.

Full Review… | September 26, 2015
Creative Loafing

Is that what happens to a gifted indie helmer when he gets 20 million for a schlocky movie that, contrary to the title, is utterly forgettable due to a dull, wholesome heroine (miscast Fiorentino), who may be Dahl's penance for his earlier, gutsier femmes

Full Review… | August 31, 2006

A diverting, very well-made thriller. Far-fetched, but everyone except the most captious sticklers for logic will likely exit satisfied.

October 6, 2005
Fantastica Daily

A tight, tense, taut thriller with a killer-sting in it's tail

June 11, 2005

Very disappointing thriller

June 29, 2004
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Unforgettable


Really bad. I get where this film was going, and I appreciate the psychological aspect, but it just ends up being clumsy and stupid. Not worth seeing.

Stephen Skudlarek
Stephen Skudlarek

(**): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] A bit too cheesy. Fair at best.


incorrectly named so called thriller, the blame lies in the script not the leads.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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