The Perfect Wife (2001)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  21 May 2001 (USA)
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A doctor fails to help the young victim of a car accident whose sister decides to seek revenge.


(as Don E. Fauntleroy)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Robert Steward
Leah Tyman / Liza Steward
Helen Coburn
Dr. Brad Steward
Michele Greene ...
Felicia Laurel
Ted Vance
Orville Gleason
Luisa Leschin ...
Greta Molina
Nora Toling
Dave Cole ...
Ruben Tyman
Maryanne Gleason (as Alex Fatovich)
Bonita Brisker ...
Head Nurse
Tallahassee Doctor


Leah has been like a mother to her brother Ruben. One day Ruben was out biking when he was struck by an inebriated motorist. Later a doctor comes across them and helps them. He first checks out Ruben and tells him not to move then goes to check on the driver. But Ruben starts to move and stand up and his condition worsens and he dies. When Leah learns of this, she goes into a rage and decides to go after everyone who is responsible for her brother's death. She begins with the driver; she goes to the hospital and turns off the life support machine. She then follows the doctor to where he lives and changes her name to Liz and manages to get him to marry her. She then begins her plan by killing his office manager and taking over. She then alters patients medications and when they begin to die the doctor is blamed. Things were going well until the driver whom she thought died shows and blackmails her. And the doctor's former wife is suspicious of her. Written by

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Drama | Thriller


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21 May 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Enjoyable TV movie
19 April 2003 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Seems some made for TV movies are enjoyable. Yes, the husband is a bit of a dim bulb but Perry King doesn't overplay his naivete. In fact, that's a large part of the movie's appeal. No one overacts. Music is kept to a minimum. The plot is driven by competent acting on all parts. Good mystery. Will have you rooting for the good guy to win.

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