14-year-old Ellie Christianson wants to make her father Ben her love partner. And when her mother Karen turns up dead, Ellie has a good opportunity.

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Ellie Christianson
Louise Myrback ...
Lena Anderson
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Ben Christianson
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Karen Christianson
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Inger Christianson
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Lawson Smith
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Mrs. Potter
Casey Rion ...
Leon
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Patrick McTavish ...
Bobby Smith
Connie Blankenship ...
Mrs. Smith
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Kyle Sabihy ...
Snuffy Holmes
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Beano ...
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After the mysterious death of an upper class housewife, her oldest daughter literally takes her place, dressing in her mother's clothes and seducing the father. A quirky detective investigates the crime and finds that there are many suspects, each with something to hide. Written by Larry McGillicuddy <pcsq84f@prodigy.com>

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Evil Never Looked So Good.

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Officer: So you do think it was him?
Detective Roland: Him... or somebody else.
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Bland-but-watchable, wicked-little-girl story needs to be tougher on it's audience.
3 February 2003 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

If you're going to make a picture centering on a seductive nymphette with a fixation on keeping daddy all to herself, then do it with some courage and conviction. All you get here is slick innuendo for what's at the center of a routine murder mystery. If you're going to tackle this kind of subject matter, then TACKLE IT! On the plus side, Julia Stiles has the pouty, child-as-sex-symbol look nailed; and the rest of the cast also give some personality to their routinely drawn characters. All the ingredients for a good sleazy thriller are here, but sadly, it's all aimed at shocking only the most adolescent of sensibilities. Tasteful trash.


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