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The Deadly Look of Love (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  10 July 2000 (USA)
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Janet Flanders is swept off her feet when dashing businessman Brett Becker's sports-car nearly runs her over. In no time the dream prince becomes her adored lover, without promising her ... See full summary »

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Janet Flanders
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Brett Becker
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Mrs. Murdock
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Kathleen Murdock
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District Attorney Barry Fenley
Roman Podhora ...
Jerry Singleton
Louis Di Bianco ...
Detective Marcus
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Evelyn McGinnis
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Mrs. Flanders (as Cheryl Macinnis)
Richard Blackburn ...
Mr. Flanders
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Veronica Flanders
Meg Hogarth ...
Judge Potter
Hrant Alianak ...
Dr. Dunning
Craig Gardner ...
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Lawyer Fraker
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Janet Flanders is swept off her feet when dashing businessman Brett Becker's sports-car nearly runs her over. In no time the dream prince becomes her adored lover, without promising her anything. After Janet's adulterous former lover, Jerry Singleton, discloses that he only asked Brett to get her off his back, Jerry perishes in a fire. Janet follows Brett to Chicago. Shortly after Brett ends their affair announcing his impending wedding to heiress Kathleen Murdock, the newly-wed is viciously slashed in their new home. Written by KGF Vissers

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Predictable & Cheesy TV Thriller
18 April 2004 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

"The Deadly Look of Love" is essentially "Fatal Attraction" with a couple of twists added onto the back half. The ending will not surprise anyone who has seen more than two or three Movies of the Week. It is yet another cautionary tale about succumbing to temptation, and it adds nothing fresh to the genre.

Brett (Vincent Spano) is engaged to a beautiful woman who just happens to have a sizable trust fund. Even though he has it all, he risks losing everything by starting up a steamy side affair with Janet (Jordan Ladd). Janet, a doe-eyed blonde from Cedar Falls, falls hard for Brett, and she does not take it particularly well when he comes clean about his engagement. Shortly after the wedding, Mrs. Brett turns up dead in the master bedroom of the large, luxurious home she shared with her new husband. When the police question Brett, he promptly points the finger at Janet. Following her arrest, Janet seems to get loonier by the minute - not that she was the picture of stability before. Her defense attorney (Holland Taylor) is convinced that Janet is innocent and is hell bent on proving it.

Did she do it or didn't she? How will it end? You can find out the answers to these questions the next time "The Deadly Look of Love" airs on your local station. And be sure not to miss the moral of this beautiful story: men are pigs, and women are crazy.


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