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Alexandra Elston
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Dr. Carter Elston
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Sheila Feinstein
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Rosemary Monroe
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Betty Lancing
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Jane Armitage
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Nicole Allison
Bill MacDonald ...
Detective Winitsky
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Chase Woodward
Erin Chandler ...
Nancy Abbott
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Sheriff Moss
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Mrs. Phillips (as Michelle Duquet)
Pixie Bigelow ...
Mrs. George Harris
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Dr. Carter Elson is a man who finds a list of men's names among his wife Alex's possessions. When Carter discovers his own name at the bottom of the list, and that some of the other names are those of dead men, he confides in his friend/agent Betty. Time is ticking as they try and figure out what the list means before his name reaches the top. Alex, a small town girl who marries the up-and-coming doctor as an entry to the social-climbing world she always coveted, is frustrated when obstacles are placed in her path. She meets two other "unhappy wives," played by Sonja Smits and Donna Pescow, and discovers a way out that may be the answer to all of her prayers. The women conspire to 'shorten the list!' Written by BadByzPB <pavanbadal@aol.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some violent elements | See all certifications »
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Jane Armitage: I like her.
Sheila Feinstein: Oh please, you like everyone. You even like me.
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Gopher Mambo
Written by Moises Vivanco (as Moisés Vivanco) and Yma Sumac (as Emperatriz Chávarri)
Performed by Yma Sumac
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Not As Good As It Could Have Been
19 December 2002 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

DEAD HUSBANDS is a somewhat silly comedy about a bunch of wives conspiring to bump off each others husbands`. It`s by no means embarrassingly bad like some comedies I could mention but it never fufils its potential . Imagine how good this could have been if we had the Farrelly brothers directing Ben Stiller in the role of Carter Elson .

Oh is Carter based on Jerry Springer ? Just curious because the catch phrase on Dr Elson`s show is " look after each other and keep talking "


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