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Face of Evil (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  9 April 1996 (USA)
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On her wedding night, twenty-year-old Darcy Palmer empties her fiancé's bank account and flees to New York City. Along the way, she tries robbing Brianne Dwyer, who's heading to a New ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Darcy Palmer / Barbara Richards
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Russell Polk
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Jeanelle Polk
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Quinn Harris
Brigitta Dau ...
Sabrina
Simi Mehta ...
Zoe
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Marnie
Heather Hansen ...
Little Girl
Karen Alston ...
Dorothy Harris
David Jensen ...
Father Jerome (as Dave Jensen)
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Ticket Agent (as Susan Dolan)
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Brianne Dwyer
Charles Lynn Frost ...
Gate Attendant (as Charles Frost)
Timothy S. Shoemaker ...
Senior (as Timothy Shoemaker)
Joan Mullaney ...
Mrs. Kirkland, Dean of Students
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On her wedding night, twenty-year-old Darcy Palmer empties her fiancé's bank account and flees to New York City. Along the way, she tries robbing Brianne Dwyer, who's heading to a New England college for her freshman year, and ends up killing her. Darcy assumes Brianne's identity, enrolls in her place at college, and kills anyone who gets in her way. When Darcy becomes interested in her roommate Jeanelle's wealthy widowed father, she poisons Jeanelle so that she's too sick to spend time with him when he visits the campus, and Darcy takes her place. Suspecting her dirty deeds, Jeanelle confronts her roommate, who coolly admits to killing many people and stealing their identities. Then, Darcy attacks... Just in the nick of time, Jeanelle's father rescues her from harm. Darcy escapes but is caught just as she's about to snare her next victim... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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After the girls spend Thanksgiving at Janelle's fathers, they return to school. Darcy/Barbara is then shown looking at a lecture schedule and sees Russell Polk will be giving a lecture on 9/12. See more »

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Jeanelle Polk: Who are you?
Darcy Palmer: [softly in Jeanelle's ear] I was almost you.
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Intense lady-Hannibal thriller
18 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was drawn into this movie and probably enjoyed it more than it deserved. It is hard to be objective when you're watching a eerily accurate depiction of one of your former girlfriends. The writing, acting and direction were superb. The three main characters - Tracey Gold (the psycho artist), Perry King (the gullible dad), and Shawnee Smith (the prescient daughter and roommate) played their roles with intensity and realism. It is interesting that Tracey Gold's character bares some resemblance to the real life singer/actress Madonna (minus the violence) noting that director Mary Lambert also directed several Madonna videos. This movie has a great plot with some nice turns and an especially, creepy and Hannibal-like ending. Woman as predator is always unnerving and counter intuitive but it reinforces the truth that all people are capable of doing the nastiest things to get what they want. Fortunately most of us are not intelligent and resourceful enough to pull off the level of deception portrayed in this movie.


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