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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One of the few times an actress plays a character with their own first name; re Stephanie Powers as Stephanie Roberts. See more »


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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Really great escapist cinema, plus Toby Maguire as a child
27 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the most interesting things about this movie is all the major actors who play minor parts, at a time before they were really famous in the U.S. Tobey Maguire, looking like he's about 8 years old (but who can tell, really, since he looks like he's 8 years old today), plays one of Stephanie Powers' children. Also we get Jeremy Brett, the BBC's definitive modern Sherlock Holmes, as assistant bad guy, looking really hot without his deerstalker cap. And the wonderful Judy Parfitt, who is known to American audiences primarily as the wild widower wearing cowboy boots in the BBC long-running series "As Time Goes By" of more recent fame.

Not sure, but I believe that Tobey's sister is played by an equally young Salma Blair, but since neither of them is listed on the official credits, it's hard to tell.

The movie has some kind of stilted moments, but the scenery and ambiance are unbeatable: Live shots of the Grand Canal in Venice, the Via Condotti in Rome, most of the great shopping streets in London, and the magnetic Stephanie Powers. It's a great way to pretend that we're millionaires traveling around Europe in style. And not a bad movie, to boot.

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