Twin sisters trade places with unexpected results.

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Sabrina Longworth / Stephanie Roberts
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Grant Roberts
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Bryan Foxworth
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Richard Blackwell
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Jim Nolan
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Carlo Ferraro
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Chief Inspector
Joan Sims ...
Mrs. Thirkell
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Penny Roberts
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Princess Alessandra
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Mark Richards
Christopher Rozycki ...
Dimitri Skolnikoff
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Sergeant James
Hugh Millais
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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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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5 October 1986 (Finland)  »

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Cambio de pareja  »

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In the book, Stephanie's husband is named Garth Anderson. And their son's name is Cliff. See more »

Goofs

When Sabrina is telling Stephanie about the trip to Venice on the phone, her mouth says "It's only a couple of weeks," But the badly dubbed voice says "It's only a couple of days." See more »

Quotes

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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