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In 1979, in Toledo, Ohio, the naive Shannon Mohr goes to a wedding party where she meets the charming Dave Davis, who tells that is a former football player and Vietnam veteran that studied pharmacology, and seduces her. Two months later, they get married in a little chapel in Las Vegas and move to a farm in Michigan. Soon Shannon learns that Dave was married and he is a liar. When her parents Lucille and Bob Mohr visit them in their farm, Dave has an argument with Shannon and invites her to horseback riding. Then he goes to the farm of his neighbor and friend Dick Britton telling that Shannon felt from the horse and hit her head on a stone. Shannon dies and there is a poor investigation of the local police and no autopsy, and Dave tells that Shannon wanted to be cremated. However Lucille and Bob oppose and Shannon is buried. Soon they discover that Dave has six life insurance policies and will receive a large amount with the death of Shannon. Further, that Dave is a liar. They decide... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
As with quite a few true life films, the title gives a lot away. Nonetheless I found this film quite watchable as Dwight Schultz is quite an underrated actor. What placed this killer slightly above average (if such a thing can be said) was his ability to lie and lie and lie and lie. Please do not watch this movie looking for the meaning of life to be revealed and do not expect car chases and gun fights. Just watch this movie that shows how unrequited love can meet its most tragic end and the satisfaction of at least seeing the killer being brought to justice. All in all a watchable film although it will probably have a remembrance factor of about 1 day. This is not a film that many will be searching the DVD stores for but you might watch it again if you spotted it in the TV listings.
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