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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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Sam Jorgenson
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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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Excepção à Regra  »

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Tries to do too much .......... with disappointing results .............
5 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a classic example of a movie that tries to do too much. Essentially what is a simple blackmail scheme, becomes an overcooked box of silly surprises, especially relating to Kim Cattrall's accomplices. While the first third of "Exception to the Rule" is nothing more than a boring seduction of frustrated diamond dealer, Eric McCormack, the convoluted ending is what really drags on the film. Throw in some very choppy editing, a gratuitous strip club scene, the most obviously staged car chase ever, and there are few redeeming factors left. The performances of William Devane, and Kim Cattrall are acceptable, but that's about it. - MERK


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