Living in Fear (2001)

TV Movie  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  25 March 2002 (Spain)
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A man returning to his childhood home for the reading of a will is met by hostility. Do the townsfolk know more about him than his new wife?


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Credited cast:
Art Sinnar
Mrs. Ford
Rev. Leo Hausman
Pete Gromek
Cliff Bartok
Lyle Pointer
Donald Craig ...
John Wilkerson
Jeanine Blaylock
Ted Haler ...
Stuart Blaylock
Mary Hausman (as Cyndy Preston)
Young Chuck at 12
Young Chuck at 20
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rebecca Haussman
Chuck Hausman
Pete Sepenuk


Chuck Hausman returns with his wife Rebecca to his birthplace Deerfield, where he left 20 years ago, joining the Marine corps just to get away from his father, the then generally revered reverend Leo Hausman, who didn't spare him the belt; to her shock she learns he faked psychosis to get interred and then released but never told her. Leo's will names him the main heir, while admitting the capital of an investment fund three locals entrusted Leo is completely lost; Pete Gromek and his partners however think it might just be hidden for Chuck, knowing they would shy away from a police investigation which would also bring in the IRS. The lawyer also gives Chuck Leo's diary, which he hopes contains the answers, but is stolen by Leo's housekeeper, Mrs. Ford, who claims to have earned the money by her loyal service all those decades. She is found dead, head fatally smashed on a stone, Chuck says she must have fallen, but had opportunity to do it. Jeanine Blaylock, his teenage first love, is... Written by KGF Vissers

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Hole in the Water  »

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Did You Know?


The license plate on Chuck Hausman's blue mustang is the same as the one on the Firebird that Jim Rockford drove in _The Rockford Files (1974-1980)_. California 853 OKG. See more »


In the very beginning, the wife falls down a flight of stairs. But when William Moses carries the woman's body to the car, the house behind him is a one-story house. See more »


Rebecca Hausman: Oh, my God... what have you done?
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References The Rockford Files (1974) See more »


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I`m Not Scared
12 December 2002 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I was up watching BBC1 round about midnight so guess what was on ? That`s right an American TVM which was called LIVING IN FEAR and amazingly didn`t star Jane Seymour or Victoria Principal in a disease of the week plot . But that didn`t stop this TVM from being formuliac . As in all these type of films it starts with a dramatic flashback over the opening titles - A woman falling down a flight of steps - then a caption appears informing us that it`s now twenty years later as a newly wed couple arrive in town . And being a TVM it`s a middle American town while the newly weds - Chuck and Rebecca

  • are middle American white Anglo-Saxon protestants . Suffice to say Chuck

has a very dark secret from his past and Rebecca soon finds herself in mortal peril . The only difference between LIVING IN FEAR and most other TVMs is that this one is slightly more violent than the usual fare and contains the F word a couple of times

Oh hold on there ! If it contains the F word then it surely can`t be one of those American mainstream network TVMs . Then why is it written , directed and acted as if it is ?

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