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Death Benefit (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  13 March 1996 (USA)
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Steven Keeney is a big corporate lawyer who decides to take on a small-time murder case to discover the true circumstances behind the death of a young girl. Virginia McGinnis is the one ... See full summary »

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Steven Keeney
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Virginia McGinnis
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Wynn Burkholder
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Sylvia Guzman
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LouAnne Wilkens
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Sarah West
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Mark Vandenberg
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Rod Montgomery
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Dick Coates
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Tim O'Grady
Joan McMurtrey ...
Dr. Susan Lindsay-Rhodes
Ben Slack ...
Eddie Edison
Sharen Camille ...
Melissa Wilkens
Nathan Lawrence ...
Christian Keeney
Rick Cicetti ...
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Steven Keeney is a big corporate lawyer who decides to take on a small-time murder case to discover the true circumstances behind the death of a young girl. Virginia McGinnis is the one suspected of pushing the women off the cliff to collect on a small insurance policy. The further he goes into the case the more he reveals about the background of the suspect. Keeney finds support from others who also want to find out the truth behind the case. Written by Chantel Cotterell <ynnahc@msn.com>

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Carrie Snodgress shows that acting counts more than beauty
2 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

Carrie Snodgress is,without a doubt,one of the most talented and experienced actress of the cinema.She makes the public feel something about her characters,in some moments hating them,in others,loving them.Unfortunately,Carrie Snodgress is now relegated to smaller roles as a supporting actress,wich is certainly not good for us,because it hinders her ability of creating memorable characters,and her vast experience as a well-known respectable actress.Nevertheless,in Death Benefit,Carrie is the protagonist of a tense film,which is,in some moments,sad,and in other moments,involving.The film mixes two genres,drama and suspense and,through the precise and moderate direction,please plenty in telling the story of Virginia Mcginess,a cruel and bad woman that does not hesitate in thrust a young girl from a cliff after becoming aware about the money of the insurance she might get.Peter Horton also offers an excellent interpretation(maybe his best) as the lawyer who finally finds his redemption after helping the victim's family.With a good rhythm,that sometimes,just occasionally,sins due it's morosity,the film is a good demand in the video store for the persons who want to see a good suspense movie and know more about the work of this great actress.Carrie Snodgress proves that some people are born with a natural gift for interpretation and,once you have this gift,you might play the role of a kind and caressing mother(in Pale Rider,with Clint Eastwood),or the role of a cold and seductive killer with determination and hate,who defeats,throw down and hold with an incredible calm a bigger and stronger man in a bathtub(in Murphy's Law),but you will always instigate the public in the theater.


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