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Exception to the Rule (1997)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  5 April 1997 (Japan)
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A married jewel trader is seduced by a beautiful woman while on a business trip. Upon returning home, he receives a video tape in the mail of his tryst and a threat to ruin his marriage if ... See full summary »

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A married jewel trader is seduced by a beautiful woman while on a business trip. Upon returning home, he receives a video tape in the mail of his tryst and a threat to ruin his marriage if he doesn't turn a shipment of diamonds over to the woman. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Her needs, his desires, a lethal combination.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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A kivétel erősíti a szabályt  »

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Not bad -- but Eric McCormack is NO leading man
14 January 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Kim Cattrall, Sean Young & William Devane are all very enjoyable in this movie, and the story is generic but not too bad. Now if only Eric McCormack could act his way out of a paper bag or had half the charm of a dishrag... Any decent actor in the male lead and this movie could have been truly "okay."


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