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Faithful (1996)

A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.

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For their 20th wedding anniversary, Jack gets Maggie a diamond necklace and a hit man. But when Tony shows up and, waiting for the signal from Jack in Connecticut to do the hit, he and Maggie begin to talk - perhaps Tony can come to value Maggie even more than her husband does. And when Jack shows up, things get very tricky. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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After 20 years of marriage, she thought she was the target of her husband's affection. She was only half right. See more »

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Rated R for language and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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3 April 1996 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,104,000 (USA)
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When asked about this film in a recent (2010) interview, Cher admitted the film was a failure. "And I was so sorry for Chazz," she went on to say. "Because it was his baby." See more »

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The sandwich that Margaret is eating. See more »

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Margaret: Does your mother know what you do for a living?
Tony: No.
Margaret: Well, she wouldn't like it.
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Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: Arthur After Hours (1995) See more »

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Performed by Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet
Written by Phillip Johnston
Published by Jedible Music (BMI)
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Cher can be a good actress - but not always
1 January 1999 | by (Surheim, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Faithful" is a worth-watching film, somewhere between comedy and drama, but not tragicomedy. It stars Cher as a rich but rejected wife who wants to take her life on her 20th anniversary. But then a hitman hired by her husband gets into her house. He ties her to a chair and they start to talk - as it's an adaption of a play - and slowly Cher's wish to live on is growing. The dialogue is quite spirited and also funny, you shouldn't miss it. And it's pretty cool when the hitman is making phone-calls to his psychiatrist and vice versa, again and again. You have to enjoy this, it's almost 'tarantinoesque', but better, because there is no celebration of violence here. Nevertheless, in the end it gets kind of disturbing and boring. Now the movie finally suffers from the fact that basically only three actors are involved. Cher's acting is very good in the beginning, her facial acting is fabulous when portraying the desperate woman meeting her killer. But from the moment when her husband (Ryan O'Neal) returns, her character is much less convincing and her face of vivid emotion turns a face of a pale mask of make-up, which - forgive me - she may think makes her look one or two decades younger. Now my vote: 7 out of 10!


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