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Identity Theft (2004)
"Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  1 November 2004 (USA)
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The true story of Michelle Brown who has her identity stolen and $50,000 purchased under her name.

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Michelle Brown
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Justin
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Connie Volkos
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Barry Knowland
Jennifer D'Ball ...
Salesperson
Scott Arnold ...
Gorgeous Guy
Stacey Zurburg ...
Gorgeous Woman
Kathryn Kerbes ...
Gretchen
Clare Lapinskie ...
Christine
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Peter
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Computer Delivery Man
Reamonn Joshee ...
Pizza Delivery Man
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Desk Sergeant
Mohini Cox ...
Bored Employee #1
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Every six minutes in America, someone's identity is stolen. When Michelle Brown walked into an office one day to fill out a simple rental form, then handed it to the receptionist, she never dreamed that her information would fall into the wrong hands. As Michelle keeps receiving hefty bills for services and merchandise she never purchased, it doesn't take her long to figure out that someone has stolen her identity, and is determined to take over her life, no matter the cost. But when a warrant is issued for the arrest of the imposter, the real Michelle is wrongly accused. With her life escalating out of control, Michelle must regain her own self to confront her nemesis, and appeal to the U.S. Senate for more concise identity theft laws. Written by Icedberry

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Based on the true story of Michelle Brown, whose testimony in July of 2000 on Capitol Hill signed the bill HR 1731 for tougher penalties against identity theft. See more »

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Rather Bland And Doesn't Really Get Anywhere.
2 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is based on the true story of Michelle Brown a woman who has her identity stolen and $50,000 purchased under her name. I don't really know why I watched this, I must have had a lot of free time or something like that, but when I watched this, I didn't care much for it. This made for television movie is rather bland and in the course of about two hours, it doesn't really get off the ground that much. Now wait, I am not, I repeat, I am not saying that this movie is a bad movie, it isn't but it just isn't all that good. I tried to like this movie, but it was just too bland for me, and in a few spots, it was even boring. Even though this is based on a true story, there isn't really much of a plot to this film, just some confusions and people running around and trying to solve some type of identity crisis. This movie isn't bad, but at the same time, it isn't all that good.

Along with that plot not being that good, the actors in this film aren't that good either. They weren't terrible, but they just weren't really acting all the great. In a few scenes, there were people acting way too overly dramatic, and in a few other scenes, there were people acting with absolutely zero emotion whatsoever. One of the few positive things that I can say about this film is that the cinematography was good, considering that it was made for television movie. But other than the camera work, there isn't really much else that I can say in this movie's favor. Another positive thing is the scenery, I'm glad that they shot it all on location rather than using a really cheap studio set like somebody else would. I can sometimes admire a movie with a lot of flaws if the scenery is good. The scenery and cinematography are great, the acting, script, and directing are not.

So all in all, this is a rather bland and uninteresting movie that doesn't really manage to get off the ground, I mean that it does get off the ground, but it barely manages to do so. I really tried to like this movie, but it just didn't do anything for me, I found it bland, boring, uninteresting, and dull. This movie is by no means a bad movie, it is not one of the worst movies that I have ever seen, but I just didn't care for it. On a scale from one to ten, one being the worst and ten being the best, I'll give this a rating of five stars out of ten, meaning that while it is not a bad movie, it has got many flaws in it and isn't really that good of a film. I am wondering why I watched this to begin with, as I didn't like it that much. You can go ahead and watch this movie if you please, but I wouldn't really recommend it that much, as it really isn't that good a film.

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