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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Unintentionally funny

Author: twisted_sista
3 July 2002

Lisa Zane is great as the nurse out to get revenge on the man she holds responsible for her familys death. I like this movie as it doesnt take itself too seriously and their are a few unintentional funny parts. Its no blockbuster but its definately worth watching.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Familiar, but watchable and competent psycho-thriller.

Author: capkronos ( from Ohio, USA
10 April 2007

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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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Once again...

Author: Mac-130 from Sala, Sweden
22 October 1999

We've have seen it all before. A person, often a female, gets angry about something that stands in her way of success or plain satisfaction. We saw that in for example "The Temp", "The Secretary", "Daddy's Girl" and "Fatal Attraction" by naming a few.

This time it's a nurse who infiltrates herself into a family where she holds the dad responsible for her own family's death. He has ended up in a wheelchair, totally invalid, still understands everything, but can't make himself heard. She plans how to kill his whole family right in front of him.

The main stars of the movie is Lisa Zane (Billy's sister) who plays the psycho-nurse. Beautiful Janet Gunn is the daughter who is the first to sense that things isn't alright with the new nurse. John Stockwell is the son who becomes attracted to the new nurse.

Even if I've seen everything before I think the movie is both exciting and fun to watch. Not a masterpiece, but also far from the opposite. An entertaining little movie.

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

A very entertaining thriller

Author: suemartin23264 from United Kingdom
3 June 2007

If you're expecting 'The Hand That Rocks The Cradle', please don't watch this, because even if it's got near enough the same plot, it Definitely isn't in the same league. That said, this is still a very gripping, and in places, darkly comical thriller.

Lisa Zane stars as a professional nurse, who gets a call from her father while working, who says that 'she has got to be strong'. However, he implies that he is going to do something terrible to himself, his wife and his son. Sure enough, he picks up a gun, loads it with bullets, and shoots his wife and his son (both whom are asleep). Lisa gets home just in time to see her father shoot himself on the stairs... Lisa blames her father's boss for these terrible events, as he has filed a case against her father for embezzling. When his boss hears about the shootings, he suffers a stroke, which leaves him totally paralysed. On being taken home, Lisa sees her opportunity to get revenge. The man needs a nurse to take care of him. However, before Lisa can scheme her way in, another Nurse is hired. The solution to the problem: kill the nurse. Soon after this death, she weasels her way into the family, and there, she begins to stage her ultimate revenge...

If you're in the UK, you can catch this on Zone Thriller some time, as I did last night. If you're in America, there is a DVD of this film which is quite cheap to buy, so no-one has an excuse for missing this.

If you get the chance, tune in!

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Mediocre at best revenge flick...

Author: dwpollar from Evansville, Indiana USA
17 October 2011

1st watched 10/16/2011 – 3 out of 10(Dir-Rob Malenfant): Mediocre at best revenge flick that although premiered as a theatrical release comes across like a "B" television production with sub-par acting, bad editing including a left-in scene that made no sense, and is also predictable from the beginning to the end. The movie starts out as a man is being charged with embezzlement and being trashed by the local media. The company's boss and family are shown not intending for this to get out, but it does. Distraught, the man charged shoots his wife, child and himself. His daughter, played by Lisa Zane, gets wind of this at her place of work where she is a nurse and blames the company and the boss who let this out to the media. The boss, has a stroke, after he finds out from a reporter about the murderous man's actions and becomes paralyzed to the point where he can only hear what's going on but can't respond. The revengeful nurse then takes on the persona of a former employee, becomes his nurse, and plots to kill him and his entire family. Zane is kind of hammy in her role, but OK as the deviant nurse and the other actors are OK as well. But that's the problem with the entire movie, it's just OK. This obviously was meant for television but apparently was too rough, so they added a couple curse words to get the R rating and released it in the theatres. It was advertised on the DVD I watched as a horror movie, but it isn't a horror movie, and it's not very enjoyable either – so skip this one if at all possible.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

I was hoping that the nurse would put ME out of my misery

Author: movieman_kev from United States
29 December 2008

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Laura Harriman is a nurse that gets so distraught that her embezzling father shot her mother & brother before killing herself that she jumps at the chance to be caregiver to Bob Martin (Michael Fairman, who ironically does the best acting in the film), the man who gave her father up & had a stroke leaving him paralyzed but fully aware. She kills the first nurse, takes her place, then...well nothing, lots and lots of talk, about the fifth time she talked to bob about what she'd do to his family out of revenge I was about ready to put myself out of my misery & when something DOES finally happen late in the movie I found myself way too bored to care. A complete boring, predictable, anti-climatic mess of a film.

My Grade: F

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Lisa Zane and Janet Gunn are cool

Author: LofA from Felton, California
26 July 2003

The interaction between Janet Gunn and Lisa Zane carry the film and make it more than a predictable nurse-hates-patient story. Sure there are major flaws, like the nurse (Zane) kills the reporter and there is no investigation. But let's skip the small stuff. The movie is worth watching on a rainy or cold winter night. I gave it a 7 because of the technical flops, but the plot is a solid 8.

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Edge Of Your Seat!

Author: selwitelsd from Wisconsin, USA
3 July 2002

I have to agree with the other commentator here! It is a good film and very entertaining. The cast really did a great job and Lisa Zane was excellent in the main role. Had to see it though because I am a fan of Billy Moses who played the stroke victims daughters boyfriend.

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plain vanilla ice cream, the store brand

Author: jeffa123 from United States
18 September 2015

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this showed up in one of those $5 horror movie sets you can get a wal- mart

it smacks of lifetime movie of the week, other than a couple of 'f' words here and there

totally vanilla horror/thriller. it's like a betty crocker cake mix version of a movie: 1. open with cursory detail-devoid back story 2. token scene to show villain started out normal, but was driven to kill by actions of others, who become the target 3. misdirected murder/suicide (why the wife and son???) 4. deus ex machina (contrived plot device) event to disable the culprit 5. materialize convenient opportunity for revenge 6. preposterous hiring/back ground checking 7. suspicious daughter, heightened by repeated gaffs from killer 8. love triangles 9. dramatic showdown where killer gets whats coming to her 10. everyone lives happily ever after

the only thing missing was the false death where they think the killer is dead and then pops back up. but other than that this follows a tried and true recipe for 'generic thriller'. you'll forget everything about it 10 minutes later


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Great Slasher Thriller Film

Author: gasmaskproductionsbooks ( from Canada
1 September 2014

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This little movie isn't the best I've seen, but it does have some very eerie scenes and sad moments, as well as suspense that keeps you watching the entire time. The plot follows a nurse whose father murders her brother, mother and kills himself, leaving the nurse questioning why. When she finds out it has to do with a businessman who has fallen into a catatonic state, she becomes his caretaker and terrorizes him directly, knowing he can't do a thing about it.

The plot was pretty generic and it was pretty obvious what was going to happen the entire way through. The soundtrack is easily forgettable but the acting is great and the film manages to be captivating so if you're a horror or mystery fan, check out The Nurse, you might be surprised that it's halfway decent.

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