Color of Night

Last Updated on: October 15th, 2023

Color of Night (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“Color of Night” is a psychological thriller film released in 1994, directed by Richard Rush. The movie stars Bruce Willis and Jane March in the lead roles.

The story revolves around Dr. Bill Capa (played by Bruce Willis), a New York City psychologist who is deeply affected by the suicide of one of his patients. Traumatized by the incident, Bill decides to take a break from his practice and travels to Los Angeles to spend time with his old friend and fellow psychologist, Dr. Bob Moore (played by Scott Bakula).

In Los Angeles, Bill joins a therapy group led by Bob, where he meets various eccentric and troubled individuals. Among them is Rose, a mysterious and alluring woman (played by Jane March), who quickly captures Bill’s attention.

However, things take a dark turn when members of the therapy group are brutally murdered one by one, leading Bill to suspect that the killer is someone from the group. As he becomes entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, Bill finds himself in a psychological battle with the murderer, unraveling hidden secrets and confronting his own troubled past.

“Color of Night” is known for its explicit sexual content and controversial themes, including depictions of mental illness and violence. The film’s dark and erotic tone divided critics and audiences, with some praising its atmospheric style and Bruce Willis’s performance, while others criticized its lurid and exploitative nature.

Upon its release, “Color of Night” received negative reviews and was a commercial disappointment. It earned several nominations at the Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor for Bruce Willis. Despite its initial poor reception, the film has developed a cult following over the years, particularly among fans of psychological thrillers and erotic cinema.

“Color of Night” is a bold and provocative film that explores the depths of the human psyche and the blurred lines between reality and illusion. It delves into themes of obsession, desire, and the darker aspects of human nature, making it a compelling and unsettling watch for those who appreciate edgy and psychological thrillers.

Additional Details


  • Bruce Willis: Dr. Bill Capa
  • Jane March: Rose Dexter/Richie Dexter
  • Ruben Blades: Lt. Hector Martinez
  • Lesley Ann Warren: Sondra Dorio
  • Scott Bakula: Dr. Bob Moore
  • Brad Dourif: Clark
  • Lance Henriksen: Buck
  • Kevin J. O’Connor: Casey Heinz
  • Eriq La Salle: Officer Anderson
  • Andrew Lowery: Dale Dexter
  • Kathleen Wilhoite: Michelle
  • Jeff Corey: Dr. Larry Ashland
  • Shirley Knight: Edith Niedelmeyer


  • Director: Richard Rush
  • Producer: Buzz Feitshans, David Matalon and Andrew Vajna
  • Screenplay: Billy Ray and Matthew Chapman

Movie Trailer:

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and