R | | Mystery, Thriller
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
In the scene where Mystery Man (Robert Blake) confronts Fred Madison (Bill Pullman) at the party, hands him his cell phone, and instructs him to call his own home, there is a close-up of Madison punching in the number with his right hand. In the area between his index finger and thumb, there is a tattoo of a fermata, an element of musical notation indicating that a note should be sustained for longer than its note value would indicate. This is consistent with the scene of his character continuing to play his solo at the Luna Lounge, even after the rest of the band has stopped playing.
Don't tailgate! Don't you fucking ever tailgate! Do you know how much space is needed to stop a car traveling at 35 miles per hour? Six car lengths! Six fuckin' car lengths! That's a hundred and six fuckin' feet, mister! If I had to stop suddenly, ...
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An unconfirmed report has that a Director's Cut of the film exists which has a number of scenes deleted from the original 134 minute print. Some of the missing scenes include:
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