Housewife Annie Marsh suspects her husband might be The Hawk, a brutal serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact that she once was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. When she ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Webster ...
Woman Driver
Thomas Taplin ...
Boy in Car
Joshua Taplin ...
Boy in Car
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Sergeant Streete
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Chief Inspector Daybury
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WPC Clarke
Marie Hamer ...
Jackie Marsh
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Annie Marsh
Christopher Madin ...
Matthew Marsh
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Stephen Marsh
Rosemary Leach ...
Mrs. Marsh
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Ken Marsh
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Norma
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Mrs. Crowther
John Duttine ...
John
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Housewife Annie Marsh suspects her husband might be The Hawk, a brutal serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact that she once was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. When she discovers she does not have the happy marriage she always believed and begins to piece together the times and dates of her husband's frequent absences, her fears begin to take hold, and her sanity deteriorates. Written by Winona Kent

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Rated R for language and terror | See all certifications »
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10 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Der Falke des Schreckens  »

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[repeated line]
Annie Marsh: Stephen... Stephen... STEPHEN
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LOVE IS FOR SALE
Composed by Paul A. Campbell
Copyright B.D.M. Music Ltd.
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A dark and taut thriller.
12 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I found the taut atmosphere of this film, present from the very outset, set the scene perfectly for the dark content of the film. Although obviously shot on a relatively low budget, I found that the tension kept me uneasy throughout.

Mirren's performance as the uncertain housewife becomes all the more intriguing when the characters history of mental illness is revealed. This leads to a real conflict between her and her husband, and the viewer is never sure who to side with.

Overall I think this is a great bit of British cinema, and for tension and a realistic darkness, matches any Hollywood blockbuster.


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