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Deceived (1991)

A man is murdered when checking authenticity of ancient Egyptian jewelry at a museum. Adrienne finds out after the death of her husband, that he was using a fake name. Are the 2 deaths linked?

Director:

Damian Harris

Writers:

Mary Agnes Donoghue (story), Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Goldie Hawn ... Adrienne Saunders
Damon Redfern ... Maitre D'
John Heard ... Jack Saunders
Charles Kassatly ... Waiter
Robin Bartlett ... Charlotte
Ashley Peldon ... Mary Saunders
Beatrice Straight ... Adrienne's Mother
George R. Robertson ... Adrienne's Father
Maia Filar ... Carol Gingold
Tom Irwin ... Harvey
Jan Rubes ... Tomasz
Anais Granofsky ... Ellen
Heidi von Palleske ... Mrs. Peabody
Stanley Anderson ... Det. Kinsella
Peter Stevens Peter Stevens ... Ron
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A marriage that seemed perfect comes crashing down after the death of Jack Saunders, husband of Adrienne Saunders. Strange developments begin to be discovered by Adrienne regarding Jack's past, developments that lead her to believe she has been deceived. Written by Joseph Toscano <shumjt@aol.com>

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Haar leven leek perfect maar die gedachte was levensgevaarlijk! (Dutch) Her life seemed perfect but that thought was life threatening!


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Trivia

This film was originally titled "The Mrs." and early promotional material (including an early version of the final poster) contained this title. It became "Deceived" because the producers wanted to further separate Goldie Hawn's association with bubbly comedy and they felt "The Mrs." didn't make the theme clear enough. See more »

Goofs

When Adrienne Tells Jack her family is from Searsport, Maine, he responds that he used to go to the beach there when he was a kid. There are no public beaches in Searsport. See more »

Quotes

Jack Saunders: Hi. There's no place to go now, Adrienne. Now there's nowhere to hide. I don't want to hurt you Adrienne. I never wanted to hurt anybody! But when I have to do something, I do it. I always do whatever comes next, no matter how difficult it is. If I have to do something then I do- I always do whatever comes next! No matter how difficult it is!
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Give In To Love
Written & Performed by Mark Bell
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Thriller starring Goldie Hawn and John Heard
5 August 2006 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Adrienne and Jack meet, fall in love, marry, have a child, and live in a wonderful New York apartment. Then Jack is killed in a car crash. Slowly, things start to unravel for Adrienne in "Deceived," a 1991 film starring Goldie Hawn and John Heard.

This is a highly derivative movie concerning fake museum pieces, fake identity, and a double life, but it manages to be exciting and occasionally scary. As other people have commented, there are plot holes aplenty. Hawn and Heard are both marvelous in their roles, Hawn for a change in a serious part. She shows she's as talented a "straight" actress as she is a comedienne. The final big scene will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the climax of it is a knockout. This could have been one of the great movies if the script had been tighter because it is very well directed and performed with some excellent camera work and great music.

Despite script holes, I still found it entertaining. I wouldn't have minded paying good money to see it in the theater, and it makes a riveting rental.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,316,719, 29 September 1991

Gross USA:

$28,738,096

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,738,096
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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