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Typical suspense thriller that has its share of deviant dealings and heated passion as Scott Bakula becomes obsessed with his friend's (John Getz) wife (Chelsea Field) and soon a torrid affair starts with Field slowly taking control of Bakula's life. Old hat late-night cable fare all the way as the movie is so silly that it almost knows just how contrived and mediocre it is. Bakula seemed to really be going into limbo during this time period as he tried unsuccessfully to make it big in movie houses after his run on "Quantum Leap" was completed (he also starred in the stinker "Color of Night" in 1994). If nothing else though this picture brought Bakula and Field together in real life and their marriage is still ongoing. Turkey (0 stars out of 5).
Plot sound bland: Guy falls in love with friend's wife, then friend got murdered, evidence points to wife, yadda yadda yadda. But wait. Once it gets to the second half, instead of delving into a slasher cliche, it later became clear to guy: that nothing is and never was and the line between good and evil blurred. Viewers should realised there is no real villains in the end, just victims left to the society who feels no mercy to any criminals, no matter how sad their lives were in the beginning. We used to be this child, so pure and innocent like a clean cloth, only to be tainted bit by bit by life's difficulties and our inner demons. There is so many other meanings found underneath this movie's erotic thriller exterior and the ending is haunting enough to remind us of this, that many should watch it again and again. It's unfortunate that this movie was buried along with other B-grade erotic thrillers. Hopefully, some filmmaker might pick this material up and turn it into something more deserving.
This medicore murder mystry stars Scott Bakula(Major League 3,lord of illusions) as a manwho falls for a friends wife. I wont bother telling the rest of the movie as it's a forgettable movie with a B grade cast and story!!But if you like B grade movies then go check out this medicore erotic mystery!!!!
A, Passion to Kill has played several times over the years on basic cable as I remember with me getting the chance to view it. This is a strong drama/thriller type in which a psycho like female (the sexy Chelsea Field) leaves her husband and just bounces right at his best friend (Scott Bakula) only to terrorize him and cause trouble. Chelsea Field is the strongest reason to watch this movie she gives a very fine and sexy performance. Shortly after this I understand that Chelsea and Scott married in real-life, can you blame Scott he is a very lucky man to have been able to work and fall in love with the sexy Field. I wish that Chelsea would get more work in movies and TV-series she deserves them. Watch this thriller if you find it on cable the sexy performance from Chelsea Field is worth paying attention to.
The film opens with Chelsea Field stabbing her abusive husband before
jumping forward in future to find Scott Bakula's best friend John Getz has
gotten married to her on a cruise ship. As Bakula becomes more attracted to
Field she becomes increasingly erratic and it is only a matter of time
before Getz is dead, all fingers point to Field and Bakula's ex-girlfriend
Assistant DA (Kelley) begins to bring charges. But is everything what it
When the film starts you find yourself making assumptions about the
characters based on the information you have. This is quite easy as all the
characters are pretty one-dimensional. However along the way there are
several twists - some obvious, some red-herrings but the most are silly.
Bakula can't really act other than his one persona but he does manage to carry this standard of film off just about. Getz doesn't really have much to do as the film revolves around Field's character. Unfortunately Field is not a great actress and can't carry the lead - even of this. The best performance is from Kelley as Bakula's ex, she manages to create a more complex character that rises above the rest of the film.
Overall a pretty boring TV movie that seeks to excite with twists that don't have as much impact as they should. Interesting - but only just and no more.
Due mostly to the casting and the boring script. Rick King, the director, must have been in a coma to hire some of these non actor types. Namely Chelsea Field and Scott Bakula. Both to this viewer should get out of the business. Bakula goes around with a lame less expression of stupidity most of the time. Whats the big deal about this actor? And his other half, Field, does not come off as any beauty to fight over. A rather overweight bit of fluff that at times is embarrassing to watch. Shelia Kelley is good, but wasted in this as are Rex Smith (wonderful in PIRATES OF PENZANCE) John Getz and France Nuyen (good to see her again). As I said they all were wasted with most of the shots and scenes were of Bakula and Field. Mr. King, you should be ashamed of yourself. To cast those two losers.
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