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With a Vengeance (1992)

Amnesiac nanny and her love-struck employer try to follow the clues leading into her past, little suspecting that a serial killer is already waiting at the end of the trail.



(as Renee Schonfeld Longstreet)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna King / Valerie Tanner (as Melissa Gilbert Brinkman)
Dixie Lee Sedgwick ...
Young Woman
Mike Barcetti
Phillip Barcetti
Arnold Bell
Fred Mitchell
Det. Max Borovey
Dr. Jesse Butler
Victoria Otto ...
Myra Tanner
Beata Jachulski Baker ...
Dr. Julie Silas
Dr. Rob Appling
Gayle Bellows ...
Greg Blanchard ...
School Official
Robert Nadir ...


Amnesiac nanny and her love-struck employer try to follow the clues leading into her past, little suspecting that a serial killer is already waiting at the end of the trail. Written by afra <asfrane@phil.uni-erlangen.de>

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Undesirable  »

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1.33 : 1
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Second TV movie Melissa Gilbert and Matthew Lawrence starred in together, the first being "Joshua's Heart" (1990). See more »


Jenna King: [finally recognizing Frank] DADDY NO
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Can't get tired of Watching It ! Haunting musical Score !
20 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

I'd already seen this on French TV a couple of times and was determined to possess the original English-language version - which I found on a DVD purchased from the United States. Unfortunately the film has 2 titles - Undesirable and With a Vengeance - God knows why but that doesn't facilitate searching for a DVD ! This is an excellent story and the actress, Melissa Gilbert is, well.......... cute ! The bad guy in the film by the name of Michael Gross is genuinely FRIGHTENING and suspense is maintained from the beginning till the very end at a constant pace. Also, the very effective and memorable music score background music sends shivers up your spine, and the use of "tinted flashbacks" is very effective. Only one negative point, picture quality, even on the DVD is not up to scratch for 1992. I would certainly recommend this film to any one who likes good suspense films and also for its very beautiful actress ! I was most enthralled by the way that love slowly blossoms between Melissa Gilbert and her new-found companion Jack Scalie and his adorable little son who is really cute when he accompanies Gilbert alone on her journey to Portland !

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