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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lynch
Christina Ford
Jonathan Ashby / Ted Ashby
Walter J. Hill
Thomas Hall ...
Norman Landis
John Matshikiza ...
Det. Lewis Stone
Warrick Grier ...
Officer Miller
Wendell Huston
Michael McCabe ...
Dr. Richard Brooks
Judge Parker
Peter Holden ...
Michael Altman
Ellia Thompson ...
Elizabeth Hill (as Elia Thompson)
James Whyle ...
1st Officer
3rd Officer (as David Lee)
Craig Urbani ...
Arnold Wells


A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence. Written by Rob Hartill

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Two men. One beautiful woman. Alone at sea.


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19 March 1994 (South Korea)  »

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A hazug szuka  »

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Christina Ford: A long time ago I decided that the key to life was pleasing men.
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Paris Hilton wannabe
16 August 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

For a trip to South Africa and a hefty paycheck the four principal players all American did Woman Of Desire. Heading the cast was that most desirable of women Bo Derek playing a Paris Hilton type who has two brothers played by Steven Bauer and Jeff Fahey panting hot and heavy after her. One fine day on the yacht that's captained by Jeff Fahey, but owned by the brothers Bauer, one of the brothers goes overboard in a storm. So does Fahey who's is found nude and alive on a beach. Derek says he killed the one brother, the one she's married to.

Bo's quite the party animal so she's not necessarily believed, but Fahey is not a sterling character either. So there is an inquest and Fahey gets Robert Mitchum to be his lawyer.

According to Lee Server's biography of Mitchum, Woman Of Desire was part of a package deal he owed the producers of African Skies, a short lived television series he did a couple of years back. So to fulfill contractual obligations and I believe to get to play a few courtroom scenes to round out his career, Mitchum did this film. His famous old rumple eyes barely registered at all, but he still outclassed the cast except when Bo Derek was running around topless.

Everyone here has the satisfied look of folks when a large paycheck cleared. Nothing to write home about. In fact with the film shot in South Africa it seems more to be located in the Caribbean. Yet the official police and courtroom parts are clearly South African. No accents from that country though. It's all kind of weird.

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