An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.

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Katie Phillips / Cathy Weaver
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Michael Carnes
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Gladys Simmons
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Shorty
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Wes
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Flynn
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Al Sanders
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Jack Carpenter
Robert Swan ...
Dean
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Sam Kraus
Maria Valdez ...
Rachel Simmons
Brian Bosak ...
Joey Simmons
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Duffin
Clifford A. Pellow ...
Reverend Russell Johnson
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A woman starts work on a farm, and gets to know the owner. They get on well, and she also gets on with his children. He asks her to stay on when the work is finished. Things are not what they seem, and we discover the woman is actually an FBI agent... Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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26 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Summer Lightning  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,816,139 (USA)
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Tom Berenger's favorite film of the ones he has been in. See more »

Goofs

Reversed footage: As the family arrives to the camp site, smoke falls downwards from the sky to the torches. See more »

Quotes

Cathy Weaver: You want something, Michael. I'll give you something. He named his dog after Ronald Reagan.
Al Sanders: Well, he ain't all bad.
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Referenced in Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct' (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Mars and Venus
Written by John Philip Sousa
Conducted by Keith Brion
Performed by The New Sousa Band
Courtesy of Bainbridge Records, Inc.
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Intriguing if slightly confused movie.
8 January 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

What do you get when you team up the director of MISSING and Z and the writer of SHOWGIRLS and FLASHDANCE? A political film where the FBI is portrayed as even less honorable than the Klansmen and neo-Nazis they're trying to fight, and the female lead (well played by Debra Winger) is a victim of both sides, valuable to the FBI only because of her sex appeal, and unable to trust anyone except her small stepdaughter. That said, BETRAYED is an interesting, very watchable and disturbingly credible movie with some powerful moments, and the cast (particularly Berenger, Winger and the juveniles) give excellent performances.


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