|In some of re-cuts
of the movie, a brief scene is re-instated where the Estate-Agent Geehan
shows Graham around the Jacobi's house. Following on from this scene is were Graham
checks out the back-yard and climbs the tree. We then cut to the squad cars arriving outside
the Jacobi house. Between those scenes was a brief scene were Geehan almost manages to
sell the Jacobi house.
It is in the script and the actors in the roles are in the end credits. The young woman house buyer is played by Garcelle Beauvais, her husband by Ken Colquitt who describes the
I remember the scene vividly, and was very disappointed that it was cut
from the final film.
However when I realized that Michael Talbott, Michael Mann's friend and co-star of Miami Vice
was also cut in that scene I didn't take it so personally.
Michael played a real estate agent who was trying to sell the mansion that had the murdered
the family in. Garcelle and I were a young well-off married couple that were quite excited
about buying the home. Right when Talbott is happy about finally unloading this home with
such a horrid history, Petersen shows up with an army of police cars to re-investigate some
things in the home, scaring us off as buyers."
Extract from the draft script:
INT. JACOBI HOUSE - GEEHAN + PROSPECTIVE BUYERS: DAY
I like it, hon.
Let's go to your office and see if
we can work out some terms...
Great. You goin' love this house!
Geehan's got a sale. He's at the front door. He opens it.
CUT TO: EXT. JACOBI HOUSE - DOOR - DAY
The door is opened by Geehan and his big smile, shepherding his customers-to-be
out the front door. The smile falls off Geehan's face. The young buyers look quizzically.
GEEHAN has deflated against the doorframe.
GEEHAN'S POV: THREE ATLANTA P.D. CARS, A FORENSICS TRUCK,
+ ATLANTA P.D. HELICOPTER with flashers going are converging onto the scene. Will Graham
is at the nearest police car talking on a cellular phone .