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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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Cast

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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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The film's main movie poster featured a text blurb that read: "An heiress. A hustler. A setup. A murder. Masquerade. It's not a game anymore". 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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Intriguing, if shallow modern-day noir...
7 May 2016 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Rob Lowe is well-cast as a yacht racing captain/gigolo on the east coast, one who's conspiring with a sniveling con-man to get rid of a sheltered heiress worth millions, but the role isn't even one-layer deep, not requiring much from the actor (instead, the picture flatters Lowe with a series of dreamy movie star close-ups). Less a murder-mystery than a magazine-spread posing as one, this gauzy, posh affair set in the Hamptons was written by Dick Wolf as if he were trying for a potboiler novella. Meg Tilly does fine in an illogical role, John Glover once again works wonders as the proverbial hissable villain, but the other performances fall short. The movie, too, for all its mechanical twists that attempt to ratchet up the suspense, slides quickly from the mind, almost before its finished. ** from ****


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