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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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Overlong, dumb, absurdly plotted thriller.
12 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sporting a ridiculous plot with unbelievable twists in the last 20 minutes, EXCEPTION TO THE RULE becomes a bore quickly because the protagonist is quite dumb and you can predict what will happen next during the first 3/4 of the film.

Kim Cattrall is stuck with a dumb villainess role, Sean Young phones in her performance (she has so little to do, who can blame her), and William Devane is his usual self. Eric McCormack works waaay too hard at times trying to be intense, and he's not a bundle of leading man charm.


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