The Ex (1997)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  22 April 1997 (USA)
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In order to get her husband back, an architect's psycho ex-wife kills everybody she can get her hands on.



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Cast overview:
Deidre Kenyon
Molly Kenyon
David Kenyon
Hamish Tildesley ...
Michael Kenyon
Dr. Lillian Jonas
Claire Riley ...
Detective Lang
Sam Beltzer
Tom Pickett ...
Kenyons Doorman
Barry 'Bear' Horton ...
Arlene Belcastro ...
Next Door Neighbor
Hotel Clerk (as Allison Warren)


Even though Deidre is already certified insane, she stalks her ex-husband David and his family. Intent on wrecking their lives, Deidre kills all in her way in route to her ultimate doom. Written by Richard Jones <>

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Release Date:

22 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sombra da Vingança  »

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Did You Know?


To prepare for her role as a killer, actress Yancy Butler worked out five hours a day and also trained Judo. See more »


Each time they play the video of David and Deidre, the tape pops out of the VCR yet still plays. See more »


Deidre Kenyon: Do you see how wonderful it is having a history as a mental patient? I'm not responsible for one goddamned thing I do. I'm a certified nut. I wouldn't even stand trial, do you hear me? I wouldn't even stand trial.
David Kenyon: Are you threatening me?
Deidre Kenyon: That's my little secret.
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Yancy is Awesome!
19 March 2000 | by (Richmond, VA) – See all my reviews

The Ex is such a great addition to the legacy of THE-movies (i.e. The Nurse, The Fiancee, The Landlady). Yancy Butler is incredible as a no nonsense nut case who will do anything to get her ex-hubby back. Best part of the movie are the great oneliners she delivers after murdering each victm.

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