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A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind. She doesn't know that he has broken into her house and read her diaries, where she... See full summary »

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Scott Muller
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Mickey Davis
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Ray Davis
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Buddy Calamara
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Janie Pointer
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Marty Morrison
Alan North ...
Sweeney
Romy Windsor ...
Nicole
Joe Nesnow ...
Security Guard
Gordon Pulliam ...
Parking Attendant
David McElhatton ...
Himself
Annette Sinclair ...
College Girl #1
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College Girl #2 (as Aleana Downs)
Jane Marla Robbins ...
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A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind. She doesn't know that he has broken into her house and read her diaries, where she has recorded her deepest thoughts and fantasies. Written by <paultb@voicenet.com>

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Release Date:

24 January 1985 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Ladrão de Corações  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,400,000 (USA)
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Writer-director Douglas Day Stewart had previously written the Academy Award nominated screenplay for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) for the Paramount Pictures studio which also produced this movie. See more »

Goofs

When John Getz pulls up at the warehouse in his car wing mirror you can see the boom mic operator (in a green stripy shirt). See more »

Soundtracks

Passion Play
Performed by Annabella Lwin (as Annabella)
Lyrics by Annabella Lwin (as Annabella Lewin)
Music by Harold Faltermeyer
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Classic eighties romantic thriller
30 May 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The film tells a story of a burglar who falls in love with one of his victims whilst doing her house one night. After stealing her portrait and personal memoires, he proceeds to "learn" more and more about the victim until he decides to come into personal contact. Passing himself off as a Company Director, he slowly seduces the victim and this is facilitated by her failing marriage. Inevitably, events catch up with the thief as his partner in crime goes to desperate measures to eliminate this side-distraction. I enjoyed this movie for a number of reasons but most of all, I thought it had a fantastic eighties soundtrack throughout. The story itself is not wonderfully exciting, but the fantasy of a burglar falling for one of his victims and using his psychological advantage to seduce her is quite interesting. A sense of compassion is felt for the central character as he strives to live a fantasy of his own making that slowly starts to disintegrate due to his own dark life. John Caruso puts in a disturbing and powerful performance as the drugged-crazed partner who takes matters into his own hands.


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