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Too Good to Be True (1988)

Writer Richard Harland and socialite Ellen Berent meet, fall in love, and soon marry. But her obsessive love threatens to destroy them and others around them.

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Ben Ames Williams (novel), Timothy Bradshaw (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loni Anderson ... Ellen Berent
Patrick Duffy ... Richard Harland
Glynnis O'Connor ... Ruth Berent
Larry Drake ... Glen Robie
Neil Patrick Harris ... Danny Harland
Carmen Argenziano
James Sikking ... Russell Quinton (as James B. Sikking)
Julie Harris ... Margaret Berent
Lorinne Vozoff Lorinne Vozoff
Carl Franklin
Daniel Baldwin ... Leif
Arnold F. Turner Arnold F. Turner
Ted Gehring
Areta Farrell Areta Farrell
Randy Josselyn
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Writer Richard Harland and socialite Ellen Berent meet, fall in love, and soon marry. But her obsessive love threatens to destroy them and others around them.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demasiado bueno para ser cierto See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of Leave Her to Heaven (1945) See more »

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Pale remake of "Leave Her To Heaven"
12 July 2001 | by tcfoxfanSee all my reviews

To be honest it would be hard to equal the original 1945 classic starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain and Vincent Price. This film changes the crucial plot line of the brother relationship into a father and son relationship and falls flat. Loni Anderson is a good actress, but out of her element here in a role that seems suited more for an actress such as Linda Fiorentino.

Patrick Duffy is probably the best of the cast and brings off the right amount of passion and disbelief the role calls for. Glynnis O'Connor on the other hand seems too pathetic and weak in the role of Ruth and seems like a frighten child in an adults body. Check out the original for a highly memorable film experience.


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