Deceptions (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  5 October 1986 (Finland)
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Twin sisters trade places with unexpected results.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sabrina Longworth / Stephanie Roberts
Grant Roberts
Bryan Foxworth
Richard Blackwell
Jim Nolan
Carlo Ferraro
Chief Inspector
Joan Sims ...
Mrs. Thirkell
Penny Roberts
Princess Alessandra
Mark Richards
Christopher Rozycki ...
Dimitri Skolnikoff
Sergeant James
Hugh Millais


Stephanie and Sabrina are twin sisters. Stephanie is a housewife, who doesn't seem content with her life, while Sabrina is a jetsetter who lives in London. They go to Venice for their birthday and they decide to see how the other's life is. So Sabrina goes to Stephanie's home and becomes mother to her children and wife to her husband Grant. Problem is that Stephanie is a little insecure of an attractive student who is always flaunting herself at Grant. While Stephanie enjoys Sarina's life until her sadistic boyfriend comes into the picture. Written by

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5 October 1986 (Finland)  »

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Cambio de pareja  »

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In the ballroom scene that Stephanie and Sabrina appear in together, there is a clear mark in the film revealing how it was spliced together so they would both be in the shot. See more »


Sabrina Longworth: I like you, Richard. I like you alot. And sometimes, I even get pleasure from sleeping with you. A great deal of pleasure. But you don't own me; nobody owns me.
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a total glamorous fantasy
14 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This happens to be one of my favorite "trash wallows" as we used to call these expensive soapers in the '80s. Unfortunately, there aren't the budgets for TV movies that there used to be. Stefanie Powers is in her prime in this dual role of a plain Jane wife of a college teacher and her glamorous jet setting twin sister. The cast includes Sherlock Holmes himself, Jeremy Brett and none other than Gina Lollabrigida. Part of the movie takes place in Venice and it's glorious!

Deceptions embodies a certain '80s decadence for me - I love the scene on the yacht where all these hedonists are dancing to the Pointer Sisters. But my favorite is the night of the twins' birthday, celebrated in an Italian villa, where they dance to "Don't Let it Stop" and the shy sister starts to really get into it, juxtaposed against some nefarious doings outside the villa. It's great fun.

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