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Unholy Matrimony (1988)

Torrid, low-brow drama based on the true story of a police detective's relentless investigation into an insurance fraud involving a woman's murder. He's soon convinced he's hot on the trail... See full summary »


Jerrold Freedman


John Dillman (book), John McGreevey (teleplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Duffy ... John Dillman
Charles Durning ... Reverend Samuel Corey
Michael O'Keefe ... Dr. Cassius William 'Bill' Sander
Lisa Blount ... Karen Sader
Jacqueline Brookes Jacqueline Brookes ... Doris
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Frank Sweeny (as Fred Thompson)
Ron Canada ... Lt. Jack Tolliver
Michael C. Gwynne ... Lt. Al Kerns
Richard Cox ... Irvin Dymond
Julie Fulton
Alexandra Powers ... Patricia 'Trish' Jaworsky
Amparo Kassens Amparo Kassens ... Giselle
Lindeigh Scotte Lindeigh Scotte ... Miyoshi
Coquina Dunn Coquina Dunn ... Peaches
Ron Chapman Ron Chapman ... Client


Torrid, low-brow drama based on the true story of a police detective's relentless investigation into an insurance fraud involving a woman's murder. He's soon convinced he's hot on the trail of those responsible - a doctor and a minister - but his attempts to prove his suspicions look set to be foiled. Written by morroviolet

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He's after a man who married for money. Insurance money.


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Release Date:

3 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Vows See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Now and Then - Two different Jim Giesicks
29 July 2006 | by mw78624See all my reviews

After listening to ugly comments by the owner of an Austin computer store with a location here in Fredericksburg, several of us purchased this book and read it. We know Jim Giesick and enjoy his warm smile and open sense of humor. He's brought promptness and honesty for computer people back to our area. This owner from Austin has repeatedly made appointments and not shown up, crashed computer systems and made us pay for both his error and for someone to return and repair it. Jim Giesick may have been the monster in this book at one time, but today he's a generous, funny, talented, and WELCOME citizen of Fredericksburg. Jim openly speaks of this incident and you can see the remorse in his eyes. He's served his time and is now giving his time to help others. We love him here.

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