The Right Temptation (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  May 2001 (Germany)
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A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Derian McCall (as Rebecca DeMornay)
Anthea Farrow-Smith
Captain Wagner
Donia Chiarizia ...
Joey (as Scott Subino)
Audra Lea Keener ...
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Derien McCall, a nightmare-plagued ex-cop turned private investigator, takes an odd assignment from Anthea, the wife of a wealthy real-estate magnate, Michael Ferrow-Smith: to flirt with him and see if he expresses interest. Her emotions quickly take over and the flirting becomes more than that. Derien conducts an affair with Michael and breaks off the client relationship with Anthea, but a desperate call from Anthea brings Derien to Michael's house late one night. What's going on, Derien wonders, has she been set up? If so, by whom? Can she solve the crime, avoid imprisonment, and rid herself of the demons of her past? Written by <>

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She's A Private Investigator Who's Found The Wrong Man But... [The Right Temptation]

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

May 2001 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

You Can Stop Looking, I'm Already Dead  »

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Sound Mix:

(Dolby stereo)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Morgan that Michael drives alternates between wire wheels and alloys. See more »


Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »


Written by Phil Marshall
Courtesy of Slash Back Music (BMI)
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Decent Noirish Thriller with decent acting.
17 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie a few times now. If you are looking for decent pulp film noir in the style of the old Hardboiled ones from 40' & 50's there is not too much on offer nowadays. This movie is a decent way to spend 90mins.

The love triangle has been explored many times in many films, so there is nothing fresh in that sense. However the performances are decent from all three leads in Particular the women. Kiefer Sutherland's performance is a little below par but still OK. The sexual tension is quite prevalent and simmers throughout, and other elements are handled OK.

The only problem is that the pace does tend to drag a bit and the movie did seem to feel longer than the 90 mins. However it is still worth the rental price. 6/10

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