BLIND SIDE (TV movie)

1/30/1993. HBO. Saturday, 9 pm. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Rated 16.7/26 share. Won slot. Also: 4/26/1993. NBC. Rated 11.5/19 share. Won slot. Video release 7/7/1993.
Drama/Thriller
Code: BSI 1/1993

PLOT:

A mysterious man plagues the lives of a couple who fled the scene of a hit-and-run-accident in Mexico.

CREDITS

Writer: Stewart Lindh.
Director: Geoff Murphy.

CAST

Rutger Hauer as Shell
Rebecca DeMornay as Lynn Kaines
Ron Silver as Doug Kaines
Jonathan Banks as Aaron, the Kaines' tax lawyer. Listed 4th of 14.
Mariska Hargitay Melanie

CHARACTER

Aaron is business-like. Nervous about being overheard in restaurant. Has lots of contacts for information. Willing to threaten with legal action until sees Shell in action, then wants to pass the Kaines on to a criminal lawyer. Has ornate, old-fashioned office with tapestry chair, carved desk.

COSTUME

Expensive, classy suits, gold tie pin.

CRITICS

"Ordinary psycho-thriller... plot driven by stupidity." Billboard, 6/12/1993.

"Good for a few shivers... a few clever touches." Variety, 1/29/1993.

"Almost good." Hollywood Reporter. 1/29/1993.

LINES

"I know some aspects of this are very upsetting, but you've got to try to keep things in perspective."

"I strongly suggest that you run your ass back down to that beach in San Rabino, because if you even talk to my clients I'll slap a restraining order on you and I will sink you so deep in legal paper you won't know which end is up."

"Listen, this is out of my league."

LOCATION

Filmed in Los Angeles, Altadena, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

SCREEN TIME

Just over 4 minutes in 3 scenes, at 14 minutes, 23 minutes, and 33 minutes into film.

WORKED WITH

Ron Silver (WG 9/1987 episodes 27-31)