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Jenny
Jenny Ellis ...
Kate
Jack Ellis ...
Michael
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Geoff
Kris McQuade ...
Sue
Kati Edwards ...
Mrs. Carter
Liz Chance ...
Mrs. Beck (as Elizabeth Chance)
Richard Moir ...
Howard
Charlotte Hughes-Hayward ...
Young Jenny
Peter Gwynne ...
Jenny's Father
Carol Raye ...
Jenny's Mother
John Doyle ...
Simon
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Adele
Bob Ellis ...
Gerry
David Slingsby ...
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A woman recently returned to work is contacted by her former husband who has been in a mental institution. She is torn between her still strong desire for him, and her fear, which comes from events in their past. She cannot control his intrusion into both her current life and her second marriage, and tragedy ensues. Written by Patrick Dominick <p-dominick@adfa.oz.au>

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When Jenny arrives back late from lunch, she talks to her co-worker and then goes to her own office. As she leaves, a boom microphone is visible in the top right of the screen. See more »

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Don't you just hate it when they come back and ask "Why did you DO that?"
9 November 2001 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

I watched this film some years ago (mainly on account of Wendy Hughes, who rarely turns in anything but a creditable performance!) and held it up to be one of the better drama/thrillers I'd seen for a while.

Actually made as a telemovie (the source of its original release), the film gained theatrical screening in the U.S. and certain other countries I believe, under its aka: OLD ACQUAINTANCES.

Wendy Hughes plays your ordinary everyday housewife (so one is led to believe) who has her violent husband Howard, committed to a psychiatric center following his latest outburst. Howard (Moir) is finally released after treatment and seeks to re-kindle a relationship with his wife. Now Jenny is REALLY not to happy about this, fearing he may have ulterior motives behind his new "Mr Nice Guy" image. Come to that, is she herself all that she is cracked up to be?

Plays out well and is well worth a look!


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