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Masquerade (1988)

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A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Whalen
Olivia Lawrence
Brooke Morrison
Mike McGill
Tony Gateworth
Anne Briscoe
Erik Holland ...
Chief of Police
Granger Morrison
Barton Heyman ...
Tommy McGill
Bernie McInerney ...
Harland Fitzgerald
Bill Lopatto ...
Pirie MacDonald ...
Theodore Cantrell
Maeve McGuire ...
Aunt Eleanor
Ira Wheeler ...
Uncle Charles
Timothy Landfield ...


A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the two run into a problem the local cop, who happens to be an old friend of Olivia's, seems to be turning a blind eye to incriminating evidence. Written by Rob Hartill

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An heiress. A setup. A murder.


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Release Date:

11 March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Masquerade  »

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Box Office


$15,855,828 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's "Masquerade" title refers to the false show or pretense that represents the foggy and unclear hidden motives of certain characters in this suspense-mystery. "Masquerade" is also the name of the boat owned by Olivia Lawrence (Meg Tilly). See more »


After having had sex with Brooke Morrison, Tim Whalen has a sweat-wet back and in the next shot is dry. See more »

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One scene could have made this movie
30 December 1998 | by (Pennskavania) – See all my reviews

This movie is essentially a mystery: who really wants the rich young heiress dead? However, there is *one* scene in this movie that, if done better, could have improved this entire movie. Rob Lowe plays the impoverished sailing instructor who makes the heiress (Meg Tilly) fall in love with him. He kills her step-father, who we already know is a total jerk. But at that one scene, if Lowe had done a more convincing job of letting the viewers know how his character felt, his character wouldn't have had such questionable motives, and the movie would have had less questions and a few more answers. As it is, we never do find out what he felt at that one decisive moment in time, and all the good and bad things he does throughout the film are also questionable. And the ending, might I say, while suspenseful is awfully tacky. All in all, it could have been a better movie, but its not a *bad* movie. And it's definitely possible to play MST3K with it. So go ahead, pick it up from your local video rental place and enjoy, however guiltily.

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