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Masquerade (1988)

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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Tim Whalen
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Olivia Lawrence
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Brooke Morrison
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Mike McGill
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Tony Gateworth
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Anne Briscoe
Erik Holland ...
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Granger Morrison
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Tommy McGill
Bernie McInerney ...
Harland Fitzgerald
Bill Lopatto ...
Weyburn
Pirie MacDonald ...
Theodore Cantrell
Maeve McGuire ...
Aunt Eleanor
Ira Wheeler ...
Uncle Charles
Timothy Landfield ...
Sam
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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 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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11 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Dying for Love  »

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$15,855,828 (USA)
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According to Allmovie, the film was "inspired in plot by the film noir classics of the '40s". So was the earlier movie Body Heat (1981). Composer 'John Barry' scored both films. See more »

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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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Video Discoveries (1989) See more »

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Nice little Hamptons thriller
3 July 2009 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

I liked it. Setting and script are interesting, though not always especially original-- some of the plot twists seem to be thrown in because the story starts to lag. There is one fairly steamy sex scene between Lowe and Tilly, from the days when audiences liked sex scenes that didn't look like rape scenes.

As in so many films since the 1960s, the acting is so technically skilled and low-key it can fool an audience into thinking it's not acting at all...until they see the same actors playing totally different roles in other movies. Tilly is just superb; you don't see her at all, you just see the shy heiress. Even pretty-boy Lowe is believable in an absurd role that must have been hard to play (among other things, in his opening love scene, he hides the family jewels behind a door with a slick little move). Cattrall, in a small part, is excellent-- her sloppy character just seems to have turned up. And Glover (with messed-up Caesar hairdo) is his usual effectively spooky self as the villain. Delaney doesn't have a lot to do but she's loose and convincing whenever she's on.

You can tell this one was written for the screen by the name the writer chose for the heiress: "Olivia Lawrence".


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