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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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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
yuck, 26 November 2004
Author: triple8 from Conn

This movie is brutal,disturbing, and certain scenes almost completely unwatchable. As television movies go, many are bad and most are not as good as motion pictures but this was a movie that really left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope it wasn't based on a true story, though I do not remember seeing that it was(they usually say). If it wasn't-what was the point of the movie? It was so unnecessarily brutal and drainingly hard to watch to the point where you're exhausted by the end of the movie.

While the ending was good "payback" the villainess in this, was so repulsive, nothing in the world could have been enough. At least, in many movies like this, there's some intrigue to go along with the bitterness but in this I saw nothing. The villainess was so disgusting it gave you a headache just to watch her for more then five minutes(for some reason I did watch the whole thing) and by the end your so thankful the movie's over you want to hug the television set.

In other words-not good. I love Rena Sofer though(she can get better scripts) and Linda Evans is always fun to watch. Too much violence though and not ENOUGH payback at the end especially with the ambiguous last 30 seconds. Just another bad TV movie.

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