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As Good as Dead (1995)

Susan switches identities with her new friend Nicole, so that Nicole can pay for her medical bills with Susan's insurance. Then Susan finds herself trapped in her new identity when Nicole ends up dead under questionable circumstances.

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Susan Warfield
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Ron Holden / Aaron Warfield
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Nicole Grace
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Eddie Garcia
George Dickerson ...
Mr. Edgar Warfield
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Thomas A. Rutherford
Scott Williamson ...
Dr. Sullivan
Jerry Bernard ...
Funeral Director
Thomas Prisco ...
Hospital Technician
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Roger
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Mrs. Connor
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Crosswell Receptionist
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Ralph Langford (as Tom Ashworth)
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Chris Corzo (as Jack Verell)
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Mexican Woman
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Susan Warfield is new to Los Angeles. Fortunately for her, she's just made a new friend, Nicole. Unfortunately Nicole doesn't have private medical insurance. You see, Nicole has a stomach ulcer which is causing her severe pain. When Susan rushes her to hospital, the doctors will not operate on her because of her insurance status. Susan has a brilliant idea - Nicole can borrow her medical card, pretend to be Susan, and have her operation immediately, whilst Susan goes on holiday's, pretending to be Nicole.. All is well, there's no way Susan could be caught cheating the system. Shockingly Nicole (whose pretending to be Susan) mysteriously dies after her operation. This means that Susan Warfield is, according to the government, dead. Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »
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10 May 1995 (USA)  »

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When Susan is leaving the phone booth at airport the taxi she gets in is a Station Wagon, when she arrives at her building the taxi is a 4 door Crown Victoria. See more »

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Desperately Seeking Desperately Seeking Susan
10 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

So much of this film reminds me of a TV version of the Madonna/Roseanna Arquette movie: the shy conventional girl who swaps life and wardrobe with the sexy, messy hip party girl, the lanky young man who gets involved with her, etc. But it's actually more of a (mild) thriller and I thought the plot was pretty neat and well worked out. The lead character was sympathetic and the logic of why she didn't just go to the police (which so many movie heroines should) was good. I also liked how Crystal Bernard quite subtly kept hoisting down her very short skirts, just showing how uncomfortable her character felt in someone else's clothes. Unfortunately a lot of the reviews here and even the cast list give away a major plot twist; maybe I was just feeling dumb tonight, but I didn't guess it in advance and was glad I hadn't been spoiled - beware. Overall, a nice entertaining little movie to kill an hour or so with.


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