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Motives (2004)

Video  -  Thriller | Drama  -  24 February 2004 (USA)
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Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go ... See full summary »

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Constance Simms
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Emery Simms
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Allannah James
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Brandon
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Derrick Woods
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Detective Pierce
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Detective Morgan
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RAy
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Gwendolyn
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Letrice
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Kenneth Stroud
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Reyes (as David Collier)
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Anna
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Stan
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Simon (as Mike Piniewski)
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Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go dangerously awry when the thrill seeking Emery engages in an adulterous fling with the wildly free-spirited and exotic Allanah. Timing couldn't be any worse when the politics of high society, shady business deals, bad press, and a violent murder collide, they threaten to destroy more than just his shaky marriage. As police probe into his situation, they uncover a labyrinth of deception, agendas and motives, where the stakes are enormous and nothing is what it seems. Written by Rob Hardy

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There is only loyalty or betrayal. Nothing in between.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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When Allannah gets kicked out of the dorm room, she pushes the door out to leave the room (an outward swinging door). The next shot from the outside of the room shows her exiting the room with the door closing toward her as an inward swinging door. See more »

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Motives-where has it been??
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was absolutely superb!! The plot line was very interesting and kept you guessing the whole time. The acting was very well done, I can't believe we hadn't heard about this film before. The end was great and of course, completely a surprise. As I said before, it kept you guessing the whole time. By surprise, I found this film at my local video rental store, never heard of it and decided to give it a try. Boy, did I luck out!! I can't believe that this wasn't in theaters, and if it was, only for a short time with little or no publicity. Give this film a try, it would be well worth your rental fee! My husband did not get to see it all the way through and we plan to watch it again so he can see the whole thing! It would be well worth a look, I would strongly recommend this movie!


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