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Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)

Paul Harrington thinks he has the perfect wife, stunning, kind, and ambitious. Yet behind Lauren's pretty face (played by Madchen Amick) lies a wicked person who sent her former boyfriend ... See full summary »

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Paul Harrington thinks he has the perfect wife, stunning, kind, and ambitious. Yet behind Lauren's pretty face (played by Madchen Amick) lies a wicked person who sent her former boyfriend to jail by setting him up. Reno Adams has lost seven years of his life in Jail and wants revenge. After escaping, he tracks Lauren down and intends to make her and her husband's life a living hell. Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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5 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Amar, Trair e Roubar  »

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This was Dan O'Herlihy's final acting role before his death on February 17, 2005 at the age of 85. See more »

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Paul Harrington: So, Donald, what business are you in?
Reno Adams: Pharmaceuticals.
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Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

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Sick n' Bad
Written by 'Fran Banish'
Performed by The Elder Greens
Published by Delta Electric and M.P.C.A. Publishing Group, Inc.
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Three plots converge on a bank robbery
4 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Love, Cheat & Steal" (1993) is a neo-noir that critic John Grant has missing from his exhaustive list. This is a cleverly written tale with good acting from John Lithgow, as usual, and also from Eric Roberts. Mädchen Amick suffices in support. The better known Dan O'Herlihy and Donald Moffat also support.

The story is twisty. It involves three converging sub-plots. Lithgow is Moffat's son, a bank expert, and he's returned home to help get his dad's bank out of trouble. He discovers sub-plot two, which is that the bank is being used for money laundering. Meanwhile, in sub-plot three Lithgow's new wife, Amick, has a past with the criminal Roberts who has vowed revenge on her. He escapes prison, knowing where she is, and he's a bank robber to boot.

It looks and plays like a reasonably well-produced made-for-cable movie, which is not a criticism. The sub-plots mesh very nicely and naturally. Lithgow is first-rate in conveying his state of mind. Amick is suitably mysterious as she must be, being caught in the middle between Lithgow and Roberts.


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