Linda (1993)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  8 October 1993 (USA)
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Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Paul Cowley
Brandon 'Jeff' Jeffries
Laura Harrington ...
Stella Jeffries
David Hill
J. Don Ferguson ...
Davis Vernon
Dike Matthews
Carl Shepp
Vito Mirabella ...
Mary Lynn Riner ...
Lotte Jethro
John Keenan ...
Winston Hemingway ...
Charles McLawhorn ...


Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective spouses, Paul and Stella. Written by Rob Hartill

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I've watched this over 10 times and my heart still aches

I have watched this movie at least ten times. I do not agree with the previous comments. This is a tongue in cheek movie and some of the acting is meant to be stilted. Men like Paul Cowley are few and far between, women like Linda, unfortunately, are a dime a dozen. The sad thing here is that although similiar relationships like this rarely lead to murder and frame ups, it is an all to familiar scenario. Boy worships girl, girl doesn't know he exists, they grow up, man sees woman he fantasized about down and out and rescues her. Bottom line, she never did love him-he came along at the right time and she used him. Thomas is excellent as the nerdy but adequate Paul. His portrayal is sensitive and touching. Madsen is perfect as the femme-fatale. What really moved me was the final scene. Paul says he eventually cried, but not for Linda, his wife, but for the unknown girl he had watched from a distance so many years ago..and longed for..and loved. And I loved the close-up of Thomas at the end.

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