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Second to Die (2002)

R | | Thriller | 23 April 2002 (USA)
Sara thought she'd finally found happiness when she escaped a life of poverty and abuse to marry Jim Bratchett. Sara's happiness is short-lived when she discovers that Jim has an invalid ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Sara Morgan Bratchett Scucello
Raymond 'Scooch' Scucello
Kimberly Rowe ...
Jim Bratchett
Jf Pryor ...
Amy Beth Reece ...
Det. McCoury (as Amy Reece)
Detective Grady
Insurance Agent
Brooke Davis ...
Nikki Bratchett
Rebecca Reese ...
Captain Burris (as Marshall Teague)
Acting Coach


Sara thought she'd finally found happiness when she escaped a life of poverty and abuse to marry Jim Bratchett. 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

23 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A halál pillanata  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


by Lucy Sustar and Simeon Spiegel
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Poor Ending Spoils Second to Die **
29 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mystery. An engaging, interesting storyline is killed by a ridiculous ending.

The story of a beautiful blond who does away with the image of a dumb blond by building a bomb to kill her husband. She had everything until they found out that wife #1 killed herself and a few days later, their handicapped daughter shows up to live with them. Her husband makes her a maid for this child. Enter the guy's best friend, played by Jerry Kroll, who is a definite look alike to Eddie Fisher. The two plot to kill Jim (#1) for an insurance policy. Turns out they can't do anything until she dies since the policy can only kick in then and it will be for the surviving child.

In the meantime, suspicions are aroused when Kroll weds our blond shortly after Jim's death.

The late Paul Winfield plays a widowed detective who is on the trail of the two.

Again, the ending is ridiculous as everyone comes together suggesting that everyone was in this for the money. Ridiculous.

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