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Wealthy Peter Sterling and his younger wife Christine have an existence of little excitement so when a stranger comes into their lives, she is intrigued. An affair turns into much more and they are soon plotting to rob Peter of a precious gemstone.

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Someone, somewhere isn't dealing the cards straight ! [Video Australia]


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Double Deal - Eine verhängnisvolle Affäre  »

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Angela Punch McGregor received top / first billing during the opening credits (and on the Australian VHS video cover) and second billing during the closing credits. French actor Louis Jourdan received top / first billing during the closing credits (and on other material) and second billing during the opening credits. Diane Craig received third billing. See more »

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Engaging Story + Surprising Twist
10 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

I sought this film for quite a long time. Finally, I own a copy and have watched it twice. It was worth the wait.

Peter Sterling (the incomparable Louis Jourdan) and his wife Christine (Angela Punch McGregor) are bored with the state of their lives, particularly with one another. Christine is especially bored and longs for adventure and excitement. After all, Peter is a butterfly collector, and Christine feels like one of his pretty possessions.

Excitement comes in the form on a stranger, a nameless young man (Warwick Comber). Christine gets adventure and excitement, all right--and much more. The ending provides a twist that is brilliant and unexpected.

Brian Kavanagh wrote and directed this film, and his craft is evident. Kavanagh is a published novelist, so his ability to create intriguing, thrilling, engaging, and entertaining stories and characters is well known.

If you can locate a copy of "Double Dare," by all means grab it. You will not be disappointed.


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