The Nurse (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  17 June 1997 (USA)
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A traumatized nurse plots revenge against a catatonic businessman, whom she blames for the death of her family, by integrated herself as his personal nurse and plots revenge by killing off his family members one by one.


(as Rob Malenfant)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Harriman
Karen Martin
Jack Martin
Bob Martin
Carol Martin
Lou Felder ...
George Harriman
Betty James
Lisa Comshaw ...
Linda Henley
Brooke Martin
John Beecher
Tracy Spaulding ...
Susan Lang
Steven R. Barnett ...
Marsha Harriman
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When her father kills himself and his family after being named in an embezzlement scandal, nurse Laura Harriman vows revenge on the man responsible. She soon gets her chance when his accuser suffers a stroke that leaves him paralyzed and mute - the perfect victim. After becoming his private nurse, the "angel of death" sets out on a psychotic killing spree that will complete her descent into madness and destroy an innocent by one. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Rated R for terror/violence and brief language | See all certifications »





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Familiar, but watchable and competent psycho-thriller.
10 April 2007 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Nurse Laura Harriman (Lisa Zane) is out to get revenge on Bob Martin (Michael Fairman) and his family. See Laura's dad was so distraught over an embezzlement charge that he killed himself and the rest of the family, leaving poor Laura alone, confused and mentally unstable. Fortunately for her, Bob has a stroke, leaving him completely incapacitated (his fully alert self inside an expressionless body), so he's in need of full time care, so Laura quits her job at the hospital and signs on as the live-in nurse. She seduces the son (John Stockwell), arouses suspicion in the daughter (Janet Gunn) and starts to do away with everyone (often right before the father's eyes). Good acting, particularly from the deliciously wicked Zane, and an overall air of nastiness save this oft-clichéd bitch-from-hell flick (with a rather poor ending) from boredom.

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