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Deadly Intentions (1985)

A young, naive woman falls for and marries a doctor but then she realizes that he is not what he seemed.



(based on the book "Deadly Intentions" by), (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Charles Raynor
Katherine Raynor (as Madolyn Smith)
Morgana King ...
Anna Livanos
Alex Livanos
Garner (as Cliff DeYoung)
Charlotte Raynor
Carol Durdin
Tom Horner
Dr. Reston
Joella Deffenbaugh ...
Station Nurse
Airline Attendant
Liis Kailey ...
Ellen Horner
Joel Lawrence ...


Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with attempted murder and brought to trial. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

19 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attrazioni omicide  »

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young newlywed learns that her husband is not as charming as she thought.
30 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie on television while I was in University. I was providing some overnight home care for an elderly relative who went to bed early. After he was asleep, I placed a chair in the middle of the living room to watch TV and this movie came in. For the next two evenings, I sat perfectly still in the chair, not a muscle moved, white-knuckled, as I watched this story unfold. It was terrifying in its realism yet I could not pull myself away, desperately wanted this poor young wife to free herself from the grasp of her sickly possessive husband. I never forgot this movie and still bring it up once in a while in conversations about movies that had the biggest impact on my life.

If I watched it now, it may not have the same effect, but 30 years ago, it certainly left its mark!

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