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Trivia / Color of Night

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  • Box Office Bomb: Its box office total was $19,726,050, over a $40m budget.
  • Executive Meddling: Director Richard Rush and producer Andrew Vajna constantly butted heads in the editing room over who should have control over the final cut. Even after a series of successful test screenings of Rush's cut, Vajna still saw fit to fire Rush. Rush and Vajna then had a very public battle over the firing, which caused Rush to suffer a heart attack that left him bedridden for four months and Vajna went on to release a heavily-edited version that flopped at the box office. Eventually, the two made up and Rush was allowed to release his cut on video.
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  • Friendship on the Set: Jane March became such good friends with both Bruce Willis and his then-wife Demi Moore that Moore was Matron of Honor at Jane March's wedding years later.
  • Playing Against Type: Lance Henriksen, known for playing sadistic villains, plays Buck, a jerk-ish Stoic Woobie with a depressingly-tragic backstory that isn't resolved by the end of the film.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Hey, what are Vijay and Margaret Blart doing in Los Angeles?
  • Vindicated by Video: The film had a much better reception on video than in theaters due to the sex scenes and darker tone that was absent from the theatrical cut; So much that despite bombing in theaters, in ended up being one of the highest rented films of 1995.
  • Color of Night won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture of 1994. It's the second of 4 erotic films in a row to win that Razzie, being preceded by Indecent Proposal the year before and followed by Showgirls and Striptease the following two years.

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