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Disgruntled wife cheats on her well off husband, who's been suffering from PTSD ever since he came home from the Vietnam War. After an incident he ends up in a catatonic state. Soon, she begins to suspect that someone is after her.

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Gilbert Cates
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Allen ... Mara McAndrew
Keith Carradine ... Reed
Jeff Fahey ... Donnie McAndrew
Bernie Casey ... Clinton James
Dean Paul Martin ... Jake
Virginia Capers ... Maxine
Philip Sterling ... Dr. Creason
Dinah Manoff ... Jill
Frances Flanagan ... Claire
Antony Holland Antony Holland ... Judge Hardin
Dwight Koss ... Deputy 'Buzz'
Gordon McIntosh Gordon McIntosh ... Big George
Wendy Van Riesen Wendy Van Riesen ... Alice
Eric Schneider Eric Schneider ... Dr. Cooper
Enid Saunders Enid Saunders ... Aunt Elizabeth
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Mara, the wife who wants more... Jake, the lover she wants more of... Donny, the husband the war almost destroyed... Reed, the stranger who answers everyone's darkest prayers. Mara and Donny are the ideal couple, young, rich and attractive. Only the horrible nightmares of Vietnam that haunt Donny flaw their perfect life. The fury of artillery, the screams of the wounded, and the ominous putt-putt of choppers rage within him and suddenly, there is blood everywhere...Betrayal, deceit and murder ignite the tension. Is that only a backfire, or is someone firing back? Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Before the night is over, someone will be rich, someone will be dead, someone will be avenged.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A sors fegyvere See more »

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ITC Entertainment Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Karen Allen often played touch football during breaks in filming. See more »

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Referenced in Madonna: A Case of Blood Ambition (1990) See more »

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Building Heartaches
Written by Willie Nelson
Tree Publishing Co., Inc. (BMI)
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Behind the scenes
5 May 2011 | by daniel-kyleSee all my reviews

I was an extra on this film, which was made in Victoria, BC, Canada in 1986, and wanted to share the "behind the scenes" stuff: most of the actors were friendly, especially Karen Allen who would play touch football while waiting for shooting; I worked in scenes with Jeff Fahey who prepared intensely, and it was interesting to see the acting process; and the Director's son hung around and was an extra as well, when he wasn't cruising the town in a rented Chrysler convertible. The director himself was extremely reserved and almost seemed to be immobile, leaving preparation to Tak Fujimoto, who has done some great work aside from this little $6 Million movie. The make-up and costume people were also great, and the set had an almost carnival atmosphere. When I finally did see the movie, I thought it wasn't too bad. It is certainly an interesting moment in the careers of the fairly well-known group of actors that were in it.


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