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(1987)

Plot Summary

  • Catherine is a black widow. "She mates and then she kills". Black Widow is the story of a lady (Catherine) who marries lonely millionaires, waits until they've changed their will to leave all to their beloved wives and then murders them to inherit the fortune. With each man Catherine marries, she changes her appearance to suit the mans personality. Only there's one problem. Alexandra is a smart cookie and has found a link between these unexplained mysterious deaths and the partners wives. But now her only problem is proving that a killer is on the loose and saving herself from the deadly Black Widow.

    - Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>
  • When the ambitious federal investigator Alexandra 'Alex' Barnes reads the cases of two wealthy men that have just died and left their fortunes to their younger and younger wives, she suspects that the woman might be the same. She believes that the woman might be killing the millionaires without a trace to inherit their fortunes. Alex travels and tracks down the mysterious female inheritor Catharine Petersen but she finds nothing about her identity. Alex believes that the Catharine might have traveled to Hawai and she takes vacation to follow her instincts. Alex finds and befriends Catharine in the hotel and becomes close to her. When Alex meets Catherine's boyfriend Paul Nuytten (Sami Frey), she has a crush on him. Will her passion for Paul and her friendship with Catharine jeopardize her investigation?

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • An attractive woman appears to have made her goal in life to marry rich men and collect the inheritance when they die. Nothing new there, except that to speed up the process she kills each of her husbands with a poison that leaves no trace. Hot on her trail is a keen female federal investigator who cannot convince people about the murders or that the same woman keeps inheriting the money.

    - Written by Rob Hartill
  • A federal investigator tracks down a gold digging woman who moves from husband to husband, kills them and collects the inheritance.

    - Written by Rob Hartill

Synopsis

Catharine Petersen (Theresa Russell) carefully applies and checks her make-up, puts on a pair of dark glasses and disembarks from a private jet...

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