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Writer (WGA):
Matt Dorff (written by)
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Release Date:
7 May 1997 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Rena Sofer ... Darcy Canfield Ray

Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Melinda Harrison (as Bridgette Wilson)

Richard Joseph Paul ... Dr. Victor Ray

Donnelly Rhodes ... Professor Jeffrey Thurston

Don S. Davis ... Detective Church

Alan Rachins ... Dr. Derek Canfield

Linda Evans ... Joan Curtis Shaw Canfield
Charles Siegel ... Skolsky

Russell Porter ... Peter (as Russell B. Porter)
Alexander Pollock ... Brian Harrison

Lynda Boyd ... Margaret 'Maggie' Curtis
Freda Perry ... Sheila

Tosca Baggoo ... Officer Sanders
Cheryl Wilson ... Dr. Donna Canfield
John Tierney ... Pastor

Chris Bradford ... Jason
G. Patrick Currie ... Todd
Tessa Richards ... Angela

Kira Clavell ... Erica
Pamela MacDonald ... Mary

Camille Mitchell ... Jean Shaw
Marcy Goldberg ... Operating Room Nurse
French Tickner ... Chief of Staff
Diana Stevan ... Aunt Trish

Kevin Blatch ... Head Caterer
Robert Thurston ... Funeral Director

Michael St. John Smith ... Brian Seiler

L. Harvey Gold ... Judge

David Richard Lewis ... Orderly

Lesley Ewen ... Security Chief

Anthony Harrison ... Prison Doctor
Norma Jean Wick ... Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wally Kurth ... Man Holding Baby (uncredited)
Cameron K. Smith ... Uniformed Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Correll 
Writing credits
Matt Dorff (written by)

Produced by
Matt Dorff .... producer
Mary Eilts .... producer
Original Music by
Peter Manning Robinson 
Cinematography by
Laszlo George 
Film Editing by
Mary Jo Markey 
Casting by
Penny Ludford 
Production Design by
Roy Alan Amaral  (as Roy Amaral)
David Sinclair 
Costume Design by
Barb Nixon 
Makeup Department
Monique Venier .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Peter Dashkewytch .... unit production manager
Ed Milkovich .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Natalie Baldner .... trainee assistant director
Wayne Bennett .... second assistant director
Bill Mizel .... first assistant director
Art Department
Duane E. Martin .... on-set dresser
Dean McQuillen .... construction coordinator
Lori West .... props
Sound Department
Bob Holbrook .... boom operator
Bill Mellow .... sound re-recording mixer
Iain Pattison .... additional sound mixer
Dario DiSanto .... foley assistant (uncredited)
Megan Goudsward .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Claire Webb .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Clark .... gaffer
Keith MacCrimmon .... lamp operator
Keith Mukai .... lamp operator
Troy J. Peters .... best boy electric
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan O'Hara .... costume supervisor
Transportation Department
Chris J. Clayton .... transportation coordinator
John Coghlan .... driver
Dean Fitzpatrick .... driver
Ian-Peter Jacobi .... transportation
Fred Stephens .... transportation captain
Matt Trask .... driver: cast
Other crew
Steve Fisch .... business affairs/legal
Matthew Gross .... production executive
Bruce C. Jones .... security coordinator
Susan Murray .... production coordinator

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some sensuality
91 min
Sound Mix:
Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | UK:12 (video premiere) | USA:PG-13


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Stepsister-Ph.D Candidate Cinderella With A Twist ***1/2, 16 June 2007
Author: edwagreen from United States

A modern day Cinderella tale. In this one, a Ph.D. candidate loses her mother, a pediatrician, in what is thought of as a tragic accident. Soon, her father, also a physician, meets a woman (Linda Evans) with an interesting daughter. They marry and the fun begins.

Evans and her daughter Melinda are thieves. The twist comes when Evans actually falls in love with the doctor and tells her daughter that she is calling off their plans. When the husband is killed by Evans' daughter, mother wants to send her away but this brat has other plans-killing her mother and blaming the Ph.D candidate!

The plot twists here are excellent. The movie moves at a fast pace and is a joy to watch on the screen. The psychological trapping at the end is a delight for the viewer as well.

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