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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellie Christianson
Louise Myrback ...
Lena Anderson
Ben Christianson
Karen Christianson
Inger Christianson
Lawson Smith
Mrs. Potter
Casey Rion ...
Patrick McTavish ...
Bobby Smith
Connie Blankenship ...
Mrs. Smith
Police Woman
Kyle Sabihy ...
Snuffy Holmes
Detective Ritchie (as Sterling Macer)
Beano ...
Forensic Cop


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Second Wife  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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This movie is disturbing, as is the sexual tension.
23 October 2002 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure what kind of person would write the screenplay for this movie. It's very disturbing, having to do with love (not paternal) between daughters and fathers, with a twist of mystery. If you ever wanted to marry your father, DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE. Also, I would advise, if you are a female, don't watch this movie with your father.

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