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Sleeping with the Devil (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  22 April 1997 (USA)
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Moving Drama about a women (Shannen Doherty) recovering from a domestic violence relationship, only her former partner still wants her - even if it means killing her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Strang
Rebecca Dubrovich
Stasha Dubrovich
Wes Dubrovich
David Bowe ...
Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky
Kate McNeil ...
Det. Ken Williamson
Janet Graham ...
Dina Strang
Matthew Posey
Abraham Alvarez
Sandra Thigpen ...


Years after a molestation as student beauty queen, nurse Rebecca Dubrovich remains a frigid workaholic. Her only hobby, sports, brings the health-freak in contact with Texan gym chain CEO Dick Strang, who soon becomes her lover. Against parental advice, she marries him and moves, to discover only then his domineering side amounts to systematic abuse, yet is cleverly covered by powerful friends and various tricks. Written by KGF Vissers

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22 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dormindo com o Diabo  »

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To Survive
Music by Chris Boardman
Lyrics by Michelle Myers (as Michele Myers)
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interesting version of a true story
6 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is based on a true story that appeared on "Unsolved Mysteries" and was turned into a book by Suzanne Finstad. The real-life woman is a remarkable human being who entered into a relationship with a handsome con man, only to find out that he was already married, and everything else about him was a sham. She ultimately cannot get away from him. He stalks her and eventually puts her in a wheelchair. He then leaves the country. She goes on to pursue justice, marry her rehabilitation doctor, and enter the medical field herself. In fact, by selling her rights to her story for this TV movie, she was able to fulfill her dream of attending medical school.

The fact that this is a true story makes the movie interesting all by itself. Plus the presence of Tim Matheson, as far as I'm concerned, never hurt any movie. Here was a couple, as portrayed by the beautiful Ms. Doherty and the hunky Mr. Matheson - that looked to the outside world to be perfectly matched beautiful people, with the attendant money and social standing. Behind closed doors was something much different. The main character (whose real name is Barbara) learned the hard way that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

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