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Writer (WGA):
Alan Hines (written by)
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Release Date:
12 March 2001 (USA) See more »
She married the man of her dreams and found herself in the nightmare of her life.
A woman (Margaret Colin) discovers that her husband faked his death and assumed a new identity, while she struggled for 10 years as a single mother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Margaret Colin ... Elizabeth 'Peachy' Welsh

Jay O. Sanders ... Patrick Hennessy Welsh / Timothy Michael Kingsbury

Aaron Ashmore ... Chris Welsh

Michael Cera ... Young Ted Welsh

Erik Knudsen ... Young Chris Welsh

Maria Ricossa ... Linda Berg

Victoria Snow ... Claire

Gary Hudson ... Bill Sellers

Will Estes ... Ted Welsh

Anna Ferguson ... Ann Welsh

George R. Robertson ... Dick Welsh
Ralph Small ... Paul
Carolyn Dunn ... Sharon Baker
Michelle Moffat ... Prosecutor (as Michelle Moffatt)
Elva Mai Hoover ... Sheila
Don Ritchie ... Detective Fred Mann
Paul De La Rosa ... Adam Novak (as Paul de la Rosa)
Derek Boyes ... Chip Carney
Mary Lu Zahalan ... Secretary
Dmitry Chepovetsky ... Rob Dusak
Maureen Kirkpatrick ... Amy

Martin Doyle ... Sam Weiner
David Gardner ... Judge Frost
David Eisner ... Robert Becker
J.C. Kenny ... News Reporter
Gene Dinovi ... Priest (as Gene DíNovi)
Peter Haworth ... Man #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Rosenthal ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Metzger 
Writing credits
Alan Hines (written by)

Produced by
Andrea Baynes .... executive producer
Terry Gould .... producer
Alan Hines .... co-producer
Original Music by
Craig Safan 
Cinematography by
Rhett Morita (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pamela Malouf 
Production Design by
Alicia Keywan 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Calderhead 
Costume Design by
Alex Reda  (as Alexander Reda)
Makeup Department
Patricia Keighran .... key makeup artist
Regan Noble .... hair stylist
Regan Noble .... wig designer (uncredited)
Regan Noble .... wig stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Gideon Amir .... executive in charge of production
Wes Irwin .... post-production supervisor
Helene C. Valinsky .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miguel Gallego .... second assistant director
David Vaughan .... first assistant director
Brian Backman .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Tamara Andrews .... scenic painter
Garry Honcharuk .... property master
Shelley Silverman .... third assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Andre Caporaso .... sound re-recording mixer (as Andre Caparoso)
Vince Gutierrez .... supervising sound editor
Thomas J. Huth .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tom Huth)
Scott C. Kolden .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Derek Liscoumb .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Genrick .... gaffer
Kevin Michael LeBlanc .... first assistant camera
Michael Soos .... a-camera / steadicam operator
Christopher J. Toudy .... key grip
Gail Harvey .... still photographer (uncredited)
Animation Department
Larry Adlon .... animator: monitor display (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jon Comerford .... casting: Toronto
Kay Denver .... extras casting
Judith Holstra .... casting: Los Angeles
Editorial Department
Sean McKinley .... assistant editor
Arlene Moelker .... colorist: dailies
Don Salerno .... post-production coordinator
Danny Kim .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Jeremy Gauthier .... location manager
Music Department
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Transportation Department
Glen Creswell .... transportation coordinator (as Glen Cresswell)
Other crew
Eric Beldowski .... production coordinator
Fred Eldridge .... film-to-tape transfer
Karen Paterson-Bowden .... script supervisor
Sheila Woodley .... production accountant
Amanda Cameron .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kelly Gilbert .... daily accounting trainee (uncredited)
Lianne Seal .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Derek Ursacki .... third assistant accountant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"My Husband's Double Life" - Australia, UK, USA (DVD title)
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91 min
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Excellent acting by all, 28 August 2004
Author: drbill-1 from Gainesville GA

At the end of this movie, I commented that the acting was excellent. I felt that I had watched a real family in action.

Margaret Colin was new to me, but I see she has numerous credits. That is understandable. She is exceptionally lovely, and her expressions come across as quite genuine.

The plot develops with all the intrigue of a mystery story, yet the melodrama is not overplayed.

This is one of those movies I just happened upon one evening on TV, and I am glad I did.

Certainly I will remain on the lookout for other Margaret Colin movies.

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