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Sleeping with the Devil (1997)

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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Dick Strang
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Stasha Dubrovich
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Wes Dubrovich
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Dina Strang
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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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Dormindo com o Diabo  »

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Standard, cautionary TV-movie of the week
3 April 2000 | by (Newberg, Oregon) – See all my reviews

A manipulative Texas businessman (Tim Matheson) uses resources in high places to terrorize and subjugate former girlfriend Shannen Doherty ("Beverly Hills 90210") in this precautionary tale supposedly "based on a true story." Do people this rotten really exist? And, does Tim Matheson have a corner on the market for playing them in these cheap teledramas?

Doherty plays a recuperating rape victim who's also an ER nurse and a triathlete when she meets up with the suave (yet sinister) Dick Strang, the egomaniacal owner of a string of health spas. Strang, on the tail end of a bitter divorce battle, turns on the lovely Ms. Doherty with a vengeance, culminating in a hail of gunfire. Paralyzed from the neck down, Doherty makes a determined bid to walk again, convict the untouchable Strang and marry the orthopedic surgeon of her dreams.

Sounds too good to be true, eh? It's unfortunate that the provocative title effectively tips director William A. Graham's hand early, completely dispelling any element of suspense.


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