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The Beneficiary (1997)

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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Rachel Holmby
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Walker
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Carol
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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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3 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Herança Fatal  »

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Clever
13 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

A cleverly written thriller, The Beneficiary shines because of its cast, particularly Stacy Haiduk who shines as the conniving lead of the film. Also great are Ron Silver and Suzy Amis, who like Stacy Haiduk, doesn't seem to be getting the quality parts that she richly deserves.

A great opportunity to see great actors in a decently made b-movie.


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