Reflections on a Crime

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Reflections on a Crime
Directed byJon Purdy
Produced byTodd Black
Guymon Casady
Written byJon Purdy
StarringMimi Rogers
Billy Zane
John Terry
Music byParmer Fuller
CinematographyTeresa Medina
Edited byNorman Buckley
Release date
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States

Reflections on a Crime (also known as Reflections in the Dark) is a 1994 American prison thriller written and directed by Jon Purdy. Mimi Rogers stars as a woman in the final hours of Death Row retelling the murder of her husband that she was incarcerated for.


Regina, a death row prisoner, raises questions about her guilt when she recalls the murder of her husband, James, through a series of confessions and flashbacks. Colin, a prison guard, with a media interest, is intrigued by the beautiful Regina and her story. Colin questions Regina about her late husband's murder and receives conflicting answers, raising questions over the cause of James' death and whether or not Regina had intended to kill him. It also becomes clear to Colin that, during James and Regina's marriage, the former became possessive and abusive, struggling to deal with an earlier relationship of Regina's that she could not forget.[1]



New York Magazine praised Rogers' "typically terrific performance" in the film.[2] Rogers also won the Best Actress prize for the film at the Seattle International Film Festival, with the Seattle Times praising her "strong" performance.[3]


  1. ^ Reflections in the Dark (1994) New York Times. Retrieved on 8 August 2012
  2. ^ Museums, Societies, Etc. New York Magazine. 10 April 1995. p/86
  3. ^ Aussie Films Awarded Top Honors At Festival Seattle Times. 13 June 1994

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