After her businessman husband dies suspiciously in a Mexican plane crash, his widow begins to investigate his labyrinthine financial dealings, not all of which are legal.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro / Ruby Cairo
Dr. Fergus Lamb, Feed the World
John E. 'Johnny' Faro
Ed, Feed the World Foundation Manager
Paul Spencer ...
Johnny Faro (Boy)
Chad Power ...
Niles Faro
Monica Mikala ...
Alexandria Faro
Kaelynn Craddick ...
Cleo Faro
Sara Craddick ...
Cleo Faro
Luis Cortés ...
Hermes #1
Marge Swimmer, Faro Neighbor
Uncle Jorge
Lucy Rodriguez ...
Tia Lupe
Joe Dick (buying Baseball Cards)
Miriam Reed ...
Renee Dick


When Bessie Faro's husband Johnny dies in a plane crash in Veracruz, Mexico, she finds that his air cargo business is deeply in the red. When she visits the airline's terminal in Veracruz, she discovers her husband was pumping large amounts of money into bank accounts all over the world. As she begins systematically recovering her husband's money, she discovers that someone else has beat her to some of the accounts. Aided by Fergus Lamb, a chance acquaintance, she goes to Cairo to find some answers. But she is being followed. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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Adults play the most dangerous games.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a shooting and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deception  »

Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)


$608,866 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The actual ball hit by Bill Mazeroski was found by a 14-year-old boy named Andy Jerpe who subsequently lost it when his buddies talked him into using it for a sandlot game and it was hit into some tall grass and never found. See more »


Early in the movie, Andie MacDowell refers to a baseball as being hit by Bill Mazeroski in the top of the ninth inning of the last game of the 1960 World Series. In fact, it was hit in the bottom of the ninth inning. See more »


Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: [referring to her dead husband's business dealings] ... and what kind of business would that be, Herr Buchner?
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: Why... ink.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Ink?
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: [firmly] Ink. We make ink for ballpoint pens.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Thats all? Just ink?
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: [after Bruchner makes a shrugging motion with his hands] 34,000 marks - 25,000 marks, and look - look here's another one for fifteen.
Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive: Ink, Frau Miller... ink is the true life blood of a civilization.
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro: Good point.
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Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Cynthia Haagens, Graeme Clifford
Performed by Kristina Nichols
Produced by Kim Bullard, Gerry Tolman
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Running Errands With Andie
5 January 2014 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I've seen plenty of terrible movies in my time, but this may be in the top 5 worst of all time.

The first 50 minutes of the movie feel like you're running errands with Andie Macdowell, and boring errands at that. The remaining 40 minutes of the US version Deception are only a minor improvement. I kept waiting for the "thriller" aspect of the movie to kick in and it never did.

There are several plot holes that never get filled, and the part that was cut from the US version would have most likely made the ending make at least some sense.

I wouldn't recommend watching this if you're a die-hard Viggo or Liam fan, they don't exactly have much screen time. However, if you've always wanted to know what it was like to spend 90 minutes with Andie this might be the perfect movie for you.

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