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Sara (Eleniak) thought she'd finally found happiness when she escaped a life of poverty and abuse to marry Jim Bratchett (Shipp). Sara?s happiness is short-lived when she discovers that Jim has an invalid daughter. Trapped as a full time caretaker, Sara considers leaving Jim until she discovers a million dollar life insurance policy. Written by Anonymous

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Sara Morgan (Erika Eleniak) thought her new husband's money would make her happy. She was dead wrong.

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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23 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Finnish distributor gave film a name "Sekunti kuolemaan" ("A Second to Death"). Unfortunately it was written wrong on the VHS cover, "Sekuntti kuolemaan" ("A Seccond to Death"). See more »

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The plane that Jim gets into is different to the one that subsequently takes off. See more »

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Interesting Thriller
23 July 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I have to give Erica Eleniac credit: she really is trying hard to shed her early career as 'eye candy' and take on more challenging and serious roles. Hollywood being what it is, she still spends a lot of time in this movie scantilly clad...but also delivers a performance of real depth as a party girl who married for money only to find herself trapped in a loveless marriage. When she starts to plot to have her husband killed, things start to go terribly wrong. The movie uses an unusual framing devise in having the action related in a series of flashbacks from the dead woman's diary as it is being read by her younger sister (also Eleniak). Paul Winfield also delivers a solid performance as an aging cop, somewhat similar to that of Gene Hackman's aging cop in the movie 'Falling Down'. While not exactly a masterpiece, and utilizing plot devises that have cropped up many times in other movies, the quality of the cast and the dead-on solid performance by Eleniak combine to lift this film over its B-movie cliches!Recomended


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