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Lying in Wait (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  17 December 2002 (USA)
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Young bachelor Babee is looking after his dead mother's estate when married couple Keith and Vera move in. Babee becomes attracted to them by the beautiful Vera and the risk taking Keith. ... See full summary »

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Keith Miller
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Thomas Newton ...
Babee Gordon
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El
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George
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Lois
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Detective Mike
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Miss Cray
Wilson Davis ...
Dr. Sessions
Rachel Grodnik ...
Little Girl
Roger La Page ...
Mr. Horn
Craig Tolliver ...
Driver
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Megan Paul ...
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Robert Lepucki ...
Tourist (as Bob Lepucki)
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Young bachelor Babee is looking after his dead mother's estate when married couple Keith and Vera move in. Babee becomes attracted to them by the beautiful Vera and the risk taking Keith. However at a party Vera crashes her car, putting Keith into a coma. When Keith comes out he is in a semi-vegetative state and must rely on Vera to look after him. Keith can't move or speak but reveals to Babee that he can still talk and starts to kill those that wronged him with Babee's help. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo"

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for some language and violence | See all certifications »
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An Interesting Psychological Character Study

Although I'm not sure this film works as a thriller, it is an effective character study. Babee is the reclusive son of a late television star who lives alone in a large, somewhat decrepit, Hollywood mansion. His only friend is a beautiful young neighbor who grew up with him. His life changes drastically when a troubled couple (Rutger Hauer and Virginia Madsen) moves in next door. Hauer's amoral character, Keith Miller, decides to tutor Babee in the finer things in life (drinking, gambling and women). After Miller is severely brain damaged in an accident, Babee becomes his caretaker. When Miller's enemies start dying, however, Babee becomes convinced that Miller is faking his injury. Although most people could predict the ending around the beginning of the movie, "Lying in Wait" is well made and the acting is very good.


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