When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...
Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But she needs more than simply the role of dazzling accessory. Brilliant in her own right, she works at the U.N. and is involved with a struggling artist who fulfills her emotional needs. When her husband discovers her indiscretion, he sets out to commit the perfect murder and inherit her considerable trust fund in the bargain. Written by
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When Gwyneth opens the door to apt. 219 - sealed with yellow crime scene tape - she inserts the key into the deadbolt and turns it counterclockwise. Based on the door configuration this would have LOCKED the deadbolt but it opens smoothly... See more »
[in David's loft, sitting on his bed]
Fucking my wife.
[sitting in a stool]
I don't know...
I think it's about time you called me Steven.
We're in love, sir.
That's it? You steal the crown jewel of a man's soul, and your only excuse is some candy ass Hallmark card sentiment? Even if it were true, that's not good enough!
What weren't true?
She is in love with you, buddy. You're in business.
What the hell are saying?
I'm saying you did not meet my wife by chance, I'm saying is you didn't study at ...
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The movie has a low rating because it's a remake. And because it's a remake of a Hitchcock movie. It's kinda like when a rock band tries to cover Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. Nobody will accept it, no matter what it's like. It' doomed to fail. I saw this before I saw Hitchcock's version and I really loved this movie. I'd say it stands on it's own. The plot is not the same as in "Dial M for Murder", so should be interesting also for those who saw the original. Dialog is witty, the plot is complicated and full of surprises, yet it all makes sense. Michael Douglas is terrific as this cynical, cold-blooded businessman who decides to get his unfaithful wife murdered. Cheating is very very wrong, so he has an understandable motive. It's not an excuse to murder anyone, but Douglas's character believes he has this perfect plan, with no risk of getting caught..
I really recommend this. I'd give it 7.5 but since there is no half points in IMDb, I gave it an eight.
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