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Masquerade (1988)

A recently orphaned heiress meets a young racing yacht captain on Long Island. He shows interest in her and, being heiress to $200,000,000, love may not be the reason.

Director:

Bob Swaim

Writer:

Dick Wolf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Tim Whalen
Meg Tilly ... Olivia Lawrence
Kim Cattrall ... Brooke Morrison
Doug Savant ... Mike McGill
John Glover ... Tony Gateworth
Dana Delany ... Anne Briscoe
Erik Holland Erik Holland ... Chief of Police
Brian Davies ... Granger Morrison
Barton Heyman ... Tommy McGill
Bernie McInerney Bernie McInerney ... Harland Fitzgerald
Bill Lopatto Bill Lopatto ... Weyburn
Pirie MacDonald Pirie MacDonald ... Theodore Cantrell
Maeve McGuire Maeve McGuire ... Aunt Eleanor
Ira Wheeler Ira Wheeler ... Uncle Charles
Timothy Landfield ... Sam
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Storyline

Young heiress Olivia Lawrence seems to have them all: good-breeding and a two-hundred-million-dollar fortune. But behind the serene façade of her Easthampton seaside estate, something is missing: passion. Enter Timothy Whalen, the young sailing instructor and playboy who isn't ashamed of sleeping with his boss' insatiable wife or social climbing for sport. And when he sets his sights on Olivia, she falls under the spell of this handsome stranger, unaware that he has his eye on more than just his beauty - and his mind on something unimaginable. When the two run into a problem the local policeman, who happens to be a childhood friend of Olivia's, seems to be turning a blind eye to incriminating evidence. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An heiress. A setup. A murder.


Certificate:

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Trivia

The film's main movie poster featured a text blurb that read: "An heiress. A hustler. A setup. A murder. Masquerade. It's not a game anymore". See more »

Goofs

After having had sex with Brooke Morrison, Tim Whalen has a sweat-wet back and in the next shot is dry. See more »

Quotes

Olivia Lawrence: Marry me.
Tim Whalen: What did you say?
Olivia Lawrence: You heard me.
Tim Whalen: Olivia.
Olivia Lawrence: A simple yes would be fine.
Tim Whalen: You know I love you.
Olivia Lawrence: Oh Jesus, forget it. Pretend I never said it. I didn't mean it.
Tim Whalen: No, there's nothing in the world I'd rather do than marry you but I - I just don't think you know enough about me.
Olivia Lawrence: You rob banks or something?
Tim Whalen: Bounce checks.
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Alternate Versions

A TV version exists where there is a much longer conversation between Tim Whalen (Rob Lowe) and Brooke Morrison (Kim Cattrall) in bed in which they discuss her numerous affairs with other men. Secondly, Olivia Lawrence (Meg Tilly) discusses with Tim about their past summer before they met. This scene is in her Manhattan apartment either before or after Olivia's meeting with her attorneys. Thirdly, Olivia approaches Tim overlooking the window and starts to kiss him passionately. See more »

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Nice little Hamptons thriller
3 July 2009 | by n_r_kochSee all my reviews

I liked it. Setting and script are interesting, though not always especially original-- some of the plot twists seem to be thrown in because the story starts to lag. There is one fairly steamy sex scene between Lowe and Tilly, from the days when audiences liked sex scenes that didn't look like rape scenes.

As in so many films since the 1960s, the acting is so technically skilled and low-key it can fool an audience into thinking it's not acting at all...until they see the same actors playing totally different roles in other movies. Tilly is just superb; you don't see her at all, you just see the shy heiress. Even pretty-boy Lowe is believable in an absurd role that must have been hard to play (among other things, in his opening love scene, he hides the family jewels behind a door with a slick little move). Cattrall, in a small part, is excellent-- her sloppy character just seems to have turned up. And Glover (with messed-up Caesar hairdo) is his usual effectively spooky self as the villain. Delaney doesn't have a lot to do but she's loose and convincing whenever she's on.

You can tell this one was written for the screen by the name the writer chose for the heiress: "Olivia Lawrence".


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dying for Love See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,500,259, 13 March 1988

Gross USA:

$15,855,828

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,855,828
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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