A single and lonely woman finds the seemingly perfect man to date, but soon regrets it when his deranged and possessive other personality emerges and worst still, she cannot convince anyone else of his Jekyll/Hyde true nature.

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Martha Alston
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Whitman Crawford
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Inga Gunther
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Jack Tramonte
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Mrs. Crawford
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Walter
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Dick Braxton
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Jane
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Annie
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Bob (as Brad Henke)
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Nancy Culpepper
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Mr. Alston
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Mrs. Alston
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Martha is a single woman working at a television talk show. When her younger sister gets married, everyone's wondering when Martha is going to meet Mr. Right and tie the knot. When by chance, Martha meets a handsome stranger named Whitman, the two fall madly in love with each other. But soon Martha discovers little quirks in Whitman... little quirks that become horrifying nightmares. But by the time Martha realizes that she must break up with him, it'll take more than subtle hints to make him go away -- she'll have to get into the most outrageous predicaments to rid herself of Mr. Wrong. Written by Eric Yang <esy@netcom.com>

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He loved her from afar. It wasn't far enough.

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Rated PG-13 for crude language, some sex related scenes and drug content | See all certifications »
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16 February 1996 (USA)  »

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$12,350,030 (USA)
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Ed McMahon tested for the role of Dick Braxton. See more »

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When Martha is caught stealing beer and the owner of the store runs after her with a baseball bat, he hits the car with the bat as the drive off, and immediately you can see that the bat is bent, revealing that is not a real bat. See more »

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Jack Tramonte: OK Whitman's records. Lived with his mother until about six months ago. Had one serious relationship with an Inga... Gunther who once tried to assassinate the rock temptress... STEVIE NICKS!
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References Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) See more »

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PLEDGING MY LOVE
Written by Don Robey and Fats Washington
Performed by Robert Goulet
Produced and Arranged by Sidney James
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Rent it, Tape over it, Return it!
7 July 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Poor Ellen. She's finally getting some respect in Hollywood with excellent performances in such films as edTV, The Love Letter, etc, yet has to deal with having starred in this flop.

Talent such as herself, Bill Pullman, Joan Cusack, Dean Stockwell, Ellen Cleghorne, and the sensational Joan Plowright is wasted in this turkey.

I must admit however that it did start off promising - the typical single woman living in the shadow of recently married sister, meets nice guy, blah blah blah.. but went totally downhill soon afterwards. What caused Whitman (Pullman) to be such a hyperactive fool? And Joan Cusack and her feeb slave Bob? I love Joan, she's had some great roles (hence the 2 oscar noms) but not even her charismatic prowess can save this hairball. She has to deal with a brainless character who cuts couches and puts gum in Ellen's hair! Sheesh - and the Mexican kids?? Well, I laughed at that scene.. I found it to be quite racist also mind you.

Unfunny, unoriginal and uninspired right up to the end wedding where Ellen is in rollerblades or something and Joan is sporting a rifle. Spare me the hyperbole and give me my ninety minutes back.

2.5/10


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