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Fatal Affair (1998)

Young advertising executive Mack Maddox (C. Thomas Howell) is on a career fast-track. Happily married with a young daughter, Mack seems to have it all... until a bizarre series of events make him the target for murder.

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Malcolm 'Mack' Maddox
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Laura Maddox
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Ezra Tyler
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Walt Rosenbaum
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Detective Deleone
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Jojo
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Ray Wolfson
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Atty. Penninger
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Judge Atticus Mark
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Justine Tyler
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Young advertising executive Mack Maddox (C. Thomas Howell) is on a career fast-track. Happily married with a young daughter, Mack seems to have it all... until a bizarre series of events make him the target for murder.

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Rated R for violence and some sexuality
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Okay thriller
12 February 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This Canadian made (though set in the United States) thriller does have several things going for it. While it's a low budget production, never at any point does the movie look really cheap (and, thankfully, it's missing that tacky "Canadian look" found in many Canadian movies.) The acting is also pretty good, with even C. Thomas Howell giving a decent performance. Script-wise, the movie does get you interested enough so that you'll stick to the end to see what happens. However, while the script has that aforementioned strength, it has a few weaknesses. It takes a long time to make the bad guy a significant threat - I'm not sure if the bad guy has any dialogue in the first 40 minutes, and he's hardly seen during that time! And the script is lacking in surprises and twists - much of the movie is very familiar. Still, if it's a slow night and nothing else is on, you could do worse.


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