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Writer (WGA):
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Release Date:
7 March 2005 (USA) See more »
Sometimes, it's better not to know the truth.
Inspired by actual events, about a young girl and her mother, Laren Sims, a con-artist and master of disguises who steals the identities of other women and then turns to murder to protect her secrets. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
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Good drama with a good cast to boot! See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order)

Joely Richardson ... Laren Sims

Colm Feore ... Lucas Mackenzie

Hayden Panettiere ... Haylei Sims
Jasmine Berg ... Young Haylei Sims

Tim Henry ... Johnny
Judith Buchan ... Jenny
Kailin See ... Kristin

Joe Norman Shaw ... Edwards Samuels
Kira Bradley ... Tammy
Stirling Karlsen ... Jodie
Barbara Gates Wilson ... Detective Rayburn
Marty Antonini ... Guy
Rita Bozi ... Carolyn
Carrie Schiffler ... Roadside Diner Waitress

Tom Carey ... Jake
Kurtis Sanheim ... FBI Agent Brooks
Jonathan Love ... Hotel Clerk

David LeReaney ... Judge
James Dugan ... Sheriff Marx

Pete Seadon ... Vickers Deputy
Brian Stollery ... Accident Victim
George Smith ... Officer #1
Gordon Rix ... Insurance Officer
Rainer Kahl ... Ted Mitchell
Roberta Mauer-Phillips ... Vickers County Judge (as Roberta Mauer Phillips)
Kirk Heuser ... TV Reporter (as Kirk Huesser)
Greg Cox ... Used Car Salesman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chad Riley ... Sales Manager (uncredited)
Eliska Sursova ... Asia RaCeo (uncredited)

Directed by
Christian Duguay 
Writing credits
Matt Dorff (written by)

Produced by
Christian Duguay .... co-producer
Michael Frislev .... producer
Chad Oakes .... producer
Randy Robinson .... executive producer
Steve Roeder .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Normand Corbeil 
Cinematography by
Christian Duguay 
Film Editing by
Sylvain Lebel 
Casting by
Jackie Lind 
Molly Lopata 
Production Design by
Eric Fraser 
Andrew Moreau 
Set Decoration by
Dwayne Smolnicky 
Costume Design by
Christine Thomson 
Makeup Department
Caroline Dehner .... hair designer
Debbie Vandelaar .... key makeup artist
Tania El Zahr .... first assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Cathy Olshaski .... hair stylist (uncredited)
David Trainor .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Chris Danton .... unit production manager
George Jardon .... post-production supervisor (as Georges Jardon)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Ambury .... first assistant director
Martin Pedersen .... second assistant director
Cameron Chapman .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Michelle Fitzpatrick .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Olivia Barratier .... main title design
Bruce Gammell .... property master
Mark Glasgow .... on-set dresser
Pat Goettler .... assistant art director
Tori James .... assistant art director
Jürgen Lutze .... construction coordinator (as Jurgen Lutze)
Denise Nadredre .... assistant set decorator (as Denise Buza)
Laura Cuthill-Luft .... co-props master (uncredited)
Kieran Gelfand .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Tom Johnson .... paint coordinator (uncredited)
Melodi Petrigo .... clearance and placement coordinator (uncredited)
Brent Strosher .... set decorating coordinator (uncredited)
James Weeks .... greens head (uncredited)
Sound Department
Per Asplund .... sound mixer
Michel B. Bordeleau .... supervising sound editor
David Brown .... boom operator
Nicolas Gagnon .... foley artist assistant
Hans Peter Strobl .... re-recording mixer
Lise Wedlock .... foley artist (as Lisa Wedlock)
Natalie Fleurant .... adr supervisor (uncredited)
Marc Gagnon .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Bernard Gariépy Strobl .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Patrick Lalonde .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Martin Lemieux .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Mireille Morin .... adr editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robert Sheridan .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Viktor Muller .... visual effects supervisor (as Viktor Miller)
Jan Vseticek .... visual effects producer
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Petr Masek .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Robert Pik .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Cindy Swensen .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Bako .... still photographer
Chris Banting .... dolly grip
Roch Daigle .... key grip (as Rock Daigle)
Christian Duguay .... Steadicam operator
Christian Duguay .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mark Hoffman .... first assistant camera
Christopher G. Sprague .... gaffer (as Chris Sprague)
Rob Turko .... best boy electric
Craig Wrobleski .... director of photography: second unit
Allan Belyea .... best person grip (uncredited)
Tim Dutchak .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Jim Gregor .... electrician (uncredited)
Dennis Head .... generator operator (uncredited)
Shane Head .... generator operator (uncredited)
Keith Marion .... electrician (uncredited)
Craig Wrobleski .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Marcy Dichter .... extras casting
Jackie Lind .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lizzie McGovern .... assistant costume designer
Mary Hyde-Kerr .... costume set supervisor (uncredited)
Leslie Tufts .... costume buyer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Carina Baccanale .... additional editor
Pascale Dubé .... post-production coordinator (as Pascale Dube)
Mathieu Berube .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Edsel Hilchie .... location manager
Ed Huery .... assistant location manager
Ted Cowart .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dwight Beard .... driver
Other crew
Jay Daniel Beechinor .... assistant to producers (as Jay Beechinor)
Tim Blundell .... assistant to producers
Gwendolyn Dobson .... production accountant (as Wendy Dobson)
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Jill Heather .... production coordinator
Patricia Jagger .... script supervisor (as Trish Jagger)
Valerie McCaffrey .... production executive
Duncan Morin .... legal services
Samantha Nottingham-Carew .... first assistant accountant
Carol Pederson .... production accountant
Thom Richardson .... assistant to producers
Sheena Ross .... assistant production coordinator
Rob Doak .... video coordinator (uncredited)
Christopher Lawrence Evans .... production assistant (uncredited)
Steven Hanulik .... trainee production coordinator (uncredited)
Krista Johnston .... clearance (uncredited)
Michael Leder .... production assistant (uncredited)

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87 min | Canada:99 min (Ontario)
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Based on the real-life murder of Sacramento attorney Larry McNabney, poisoned by his wife Elisa McNabney, and her young accomplice, Sarah Dutra.See more »
Laren Sims:[getting ready for her date with Lucas] I'm cooking dinner.
Haylei Sims:Yeah, I saw the food containers...
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Good drama with a good cast to boot!, 8 March 2005
Author: Bob Peterson from Kettering, Ohio, U.S.A.

This movie was directed by Christian Duguay who also directed "The Art of War." I heard that this movie was "inspired by true events." Which I thought was pretty interesting! It had Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck) and Hayden Panettierre who, at a very young age, has been in a lot of movies! I found myself into the characters pretty good. At first, I liked the mom but I didn't like the fact that she lied all the time. Later on in the movie, you really kind of hated the mom who turns on her daughter and ends up lying to her as well! This is one movie that I thought was going to be awful but actually ended up being decent enough to watch! If you like a good drama, watch this one!!

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