Never Talk to Strangers

Synopsis: Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him. As a result of this relationship, she changes her personality when she begins to receive anonymous telephone calls.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Peter Hall
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

I think sex is overrated, Dr. Taylor.

Don't you?

No, I guess not.

You'd be out of a job, wouldn't you?

I love that little scar on your mouth.

My mother told me about sex.

She said always try

to make it an act of love...

and never force yourself on anyone.

And I never have.

The police do have an eyewitness

to the last killing.

They say you were positively identified.

Yeah, by a little teenage crack whore who

needed a fix and a new pair of glasses

- to pick me in the lineup.

- How does that make you feel?

I don't know why they're doing it.

I don't know why they're trying to frame me.

How often would you say

you suffer from bouts of amnesia?

I don't remember.

Just kidding.

I am here at the request of the court.

My job is to evaluate whether or not

you are competent to stand trial.

Tell me about these voices

that you hear.

Do the voices come from

inside of your head...

or do they come from

outside of your head?


Sometimes I hear voices

coming from the TV...

telling me to do things...

all kinds of weird sh*t.

- Interesting.

- Why?

- Does it make a difference?

- A difference to what?

If I have MPD...

Multiple Personality Disorder.

That's part of it...

But I'm really the one that's supposed

to be asking the questions, Max.

You're a very attractive woman

for a shrink.

Thank you.

- We're out of time today.

- We're out of time?

No, you're out of f***in' time.

I'm not out of time.

I got all the f***in' time in the world.

I don't think you realize the severity

of the charges they've got against me.

They think I'm a monster and want to

strap me in that f***ing electric chair.

Good-bye, Max.

You don't have to like it.

You just have to be impacted by it.

- Uh-huh.

- Yeah.


I spent all afternoon with a guy

who does this kind of sh*t for real.

You should see the pictures

of his handiwork.

He has pictures?

You should get him to sign 'em.

He could make a fortune.

You're probably right.

It's a sick world.

You know, you really light up

when you're morbid.

Come on. Here's the last pieces.

See anything for over the hearth?

It's just everything's entertainment.

That's the only value we recognize.

- Isn't it?

- That's the truth.

Bartender, another NyQuil

for my friend here.

- You smell incredible.

- I'm not wearing anything.

I wish. You know,

that's all there is to it, Sarah.

- It all comes down to the smell.

- Speak for yourself.

When you think about it,

that's really all we are.

We're just animals with beepers.

- Maybe it does all come down to smell.

- Yeah?

And you smell like a friend,

who lives upstairs.

Oh, yeah? I didn't smell like a friend

when you first moved into the building.

That was one night, and I was drunk.

Meaning that there is an easily achieved

state of reduced consciousness...

that makes me devastatingly

attractive to you.

Am I right?

You just don't give up, do you?

I'm Sisyphus with a hard-on.

I mean, come on. It's been over a year

since that guy dumped you.

Eleven months. And Benny didn't dump me.


You have got to get over it now.

No, I don't.

The fact that I don't want a romantic

involvement now is not pathological.

- It's my choice.

- Who said anything about involvement?

I just wanna f***.

Good night, Cliff.

- Hi, Maura.

- Morning, Dr. Taylor.

Give me five minutes

before you put any calls through.

The defendant is an only child.

A cousin had

a psychiatric hospitalization.

The defendant has no former

prior psychiatric history.

However, he does exhibit signs

of Multiple Personality Disorder.

He describes finding himself places

and having no idea how he got there.


Mr. Wabash is on his way to see you.


Yes. Max Cheski's attorney.

Oh, right. Did he have an appointment?

Yes. You spoke with him yesterday.

Have a seat, Mr. Wabash.

What can I do for you?

My client thinks you don't like him.

He's worried he's not

gonna get a fair shake.

You can tell Mr. Cheski I'm gonna be

as fair as he has every right to expect.

So what is going on here?

- I'm entitled to disclosure.

- I haven't finished my evaluation.

What's to evaluate? This guy's a total

schizo. We're talkin' Jekyll and Hyde.

I think you're confusing schizophrenia

with Multiple Personality Disorder.

- What are you saying?

- He could be a schizophrenic...

or he could be suffering from MPD...

but unless he's making psychiatric

history, he can't be both.

What you're saying is that he's faking

this in order to beat the rap.

Isn't that what you're really saying?

I'm suspending judgment

pending further evaluation.

Dr. Taylor, let me be

absolutely frank with you.

I think that as a woman,

you may be prejudiced against my client.

I think you may have certain

personal issues regarding rape.

Like you might have, say,

personal issues regarding castration?

- Oh.

- Oh, I'm sorry.

No, I'm sorry.

- Go ahead.

- After you.

- No.

- Excuse me?

Bad choice.

They don't make a good Cabernet.

- They make a good Pinot Noir.

- A good domestic Pinot Noir?

No. That's a contradiction in terms.

- Ever had Calera?

- Ever had La Tache?

Would you like to?

Thank you.

- You don't know what you're missing.

- I don't know you.

My name is Tony. Tony Ramirez.

Mr. Ramirez, we're strangers...

and I was raised

to never talk to strangers.

You never talk to strangers,

you'll never make any friends.

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