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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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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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Creepy indeed.
29 October 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Tracey Gold plays a what I can only term a "psycho", who seems to kill anyone that can help her get ahead. This is creepy stuff and no doubt benefits from the skills of director Mary Lambert. Tracey Gold plays a what I can only term a "psycho", who seems to kill anyone that can help her get ahead. This is creepy stuff and no doubt benefits from the skills of director Mary Lambert. Gold does some pretty scary stuff (but seems to be still suffering the effects of anorexia, as she's mighty thin in this) and is very effective and Shawnee Smith plays her roommate who's cottoned on to her plans. The ending is quite climactic for a telemovie thriller, however the very end piece (before the credits) is mighty lame, I mean would you let someone accused of at least three murders, be led away in a police car with one driver?? Despite this, it's worth watching for the beautiful location shots (the cinematography is good too), and Gold's performance.


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