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Robert and Edward are brothers involved in a web of adultry and deceit. They share Edward's wife and his mistress and a mission to deliver a package of jewels across the Canadian border, but the mission turns out to be deadly.

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Robert Strong
Will MacMillan ...
Edward Strong (as W.G. McMillan)
Anne Saxon ...
Joanna Strong
Meridith Baer ...
Deborah Holt
Frank Scioscia ...
Benjo
Jon Oppenheim ...
Fat Man
Tom Mahoney ...
Thin Man
Jan DeCarlo ...
Mrs. Strong
Jack Cooper ...
Mr. Strong
Larry Sontag ...
Hood (as Larry Powers)
Gillian Gordon ...
Lena
Michael Ruben ...
John Strong
Ray Valente ...
Messenger
Robert Baines ...
Literary Agent
Bruce G. Sparks ...
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Robert and Edward are brothers involved in a web of adultry and deceit. They share Edward's wife and his mistress and a mission to deliver a package of jewels across the Canadian border, but the mission turns out to be deadly.

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A curiosity, and semi-interesting for fans of John Savage
11 July 2006 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

If you find this rare film on video, do yourself a favor and don't read the blurb on the back of the box. For some reason they give away the entire plot - including the ending! (It is called a "Suspense/Thriller" in the fine print. Giving away the ending ruins what little "suspense" it has. Drama is a better description for it.)

While there isn't an Amazon listing for the film; (it is long out-of-print on video), original copies can often be found on ebay, at a reasonable price.

"The Sister In Law" is notable for a very youthful John Savage sporting long hair and full beard, but don't expect the title to have much of anything to do with the plot.

Savage also wrote the music for the film, and performed 3 of his own songs. Savage's voice and style of composition would be more classified as "easy-listening with vocals" than any other style of music.

The film has a very early 70's feel; (not surprising as it was made in 1974)- but one wonders if we were ever this naive? Granted, '74 was an entirely different era, but even then, one would think twice about messing with the bad guys in that situation.

The acting of the ladies in the film consists mostly of disrobing, with some false-voiced sentences thrown in.

All in all it is Savage's film - non-fans won't find much here to interest them.


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