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Faith Kelsey
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Det. Jay Jensen
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Terry Kelsey
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Walter Jefferson
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Jesse Graham
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James Merrick
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Dr. Phillip Eckhart
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Through a series of elaborate schemes, a wealthy woman arranges for the murder of her husband's mistress and then takes steps so that the crime won't be traced back to her. The detective investigating the murder soon realizes her role in it, and sets out to find a way to pin the murder on her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Based on the real-life story of Joy Aylor. She hired a hit man to kill her husband's lover, and was sentenced to life in prison. See more »

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Det. Jay Jensen: That was Terry Kelsey. Somebody at Canyon Lake just tried to kill him with a shotgun.
Det. Ron Taylor: Don't tell me. The shot bounced off his hair and killed fifteen innocent people.
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15 June 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

It was watchable, but Cybil Shepherd showed here that she really can't act. Every line she spoke sounded wooden and unconvincing, without an ounce of real feeling in it. It took me a while to realise all the guys were falling in love with her, because it seemed so unbelievable as she didn't have a personality.

The other actors were far better and saved it and the plot was quite enjoyable, just a bit too long. Kicked myself afterwards for wasting over two and a half hours on something that neither inspired nor informed.

I very much doubt it was a true story. It's a common ploy for fictional films to have a bit of text at the end saying what happened to the characters. On this occasion, I forgot to check if it was followed by the disclaimer about "not resembling anyone in real life".


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