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The Beneficiary (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  3 January 1997 (USA)
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A man and woman detective team investigate the murder of a corporate president, but because the deceased was a friend of the male detective, he is reluctant to believe the signs that point ... See full summary »

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A man and woman detective team investigate the murder of a corporate president, but because the deceased was a friend of the male detective, he is reluctant to believe the signs that point to the widow as the killer. Still, the team take turns watching her movements, but during the male detective's turn, his past friendship with the deceased gradually allows him access to the suspected widow, and it isn't long before they're in bed together. But when he discovers that she's the beneficiary to millions that had been meant for her husband, the detective is moved in ways quite unpredictable. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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A mildly enjoyable mediocre no-brainer with murder, sex, etc.
27 December 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Beneficiary" tells of a woman who is investigated for the murder of her husband, becomes romantically involved with one of the investigators, etc. Not a "thriller" but a drama with murder and sex and all that other good escapist stuff, this flick is mediocre at best with the only above average aspect being its tortuous and somewhat convoluted story which may be an interesting watch for those who aren't too analytical. So, if you happen across it on t.v., turn off your brain and enjoy. C+


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