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Deceptions (1990)

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A detective gets involved with a suspect in a murder case.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack 'Harley' Kessler
Adrienne Erickson
Marshall Colt ...
Douglas Erickson
Kevin King ...
Marta / Paul Basque
Ben Mittleman ...
Lester Fenady
James Andronica ...
Car salesman (as Jimmy Andronica)
Bill Dunham ...
Fat cop
John Levinson ...
Annie Waterman ...
Theater manager
Dave Nicolson ...
Joseph Hardin ...
Jack Behr ...
Det. Feldman
Craig Cavanah ...
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A detective gets involved with a suspect in a murder case.

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10 June 1990 (USA)  »

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Due to Harry Hamlin's popularity at the time (thanks to L.A. Law), the movie received a theatrical release in Europe and Australia. See more »


Followed by Deceptions II: Edge of Deception (1995) See more »

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better than you expect -- nicolette sheridan can act!
15 June 2000 | by (st. louis) – See all my reviews

this movie quickly declares itself as a did-she or didn't-she detective mystery. i am not so sure about the plot, but it is worth contemplating and it has its distinctive moments (which is not easy when there are so many similar plots out there). the movie has that shot-in-l.a. look that makes it seem cheap even if the visuals are well conceived. director reuben preuss shows obvious talent. the real surprise is that nicolette sheridan can act. she is cast as "a walking wet dream" and even if you are not immediately captivated by her luscious looks, she quickly wins the viewer's affections with an intelligent portrayal of her character. there is one scene, in a hotel room, where ms. sheridan shows great strength, and one wonders whether BEVERLY HILLS NINJA is a fair place for such a capable actress to be plying her trade. robert davi also turns in a strong performance. harry hamlin is not my idea of a leading man. but he does not grate, and he wins for his role sufficient sympathy to keep the movie going, even if the script calls for an inhuman number of emotional twists from his character. the actor's guild should put a limit on the number of turnabouts that the writers can demand of a character. if you want to claim that this movie doesn't hold a candle to BASIC INSTINCT, ask yourself what this very capable crew might have done with a bigger budget, darker sets, and a little more time to work out the story line.

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