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Deceived (1991)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Damian Harris

Writers:

Mary Agnes Donoghue (story), Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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

Gross USA:

$28,738,096
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Adrienne's hair changes length from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Adrienne Saunders: I- I really do apologize, I wouldn't bother you normally, but I just have to have that necklace tonight.
Carol Gingold: No! She said I could have this!
Mrs. Gingold: I know, honey, but the necklace isn't a toy, and...
Carol Gingold: Daddy!
[runs from the room]
Carol Gingold: She said I could have it, and now she wants it back!
Mr. Gingold: This is very confusing for Carol, Mrs. Saunders.
Adrienne Saunders: I'm sure it is Mr. Gingold, but this happens to be a very valuable piece of jewelry.
Mr. Gingold: I know how you feel, Carol. It's very confusing when grown-ups do things that aren't fair.
[...]
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Give In To Love
Written & Performed by Mark Bell
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Formulaic, but watchable...
26 October 2006 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

Goldie Hawn has never been a favorite, I must admit, but that is all the more reason to catch her in the one performance where she is not quirky, superfluous or silly.

The theme of this story has been done before, but thanks to a fine performance by John Heard, the character of Jack Saunders is intriguing and foreboding. John Heard is an underrated actor who adds a somewhat mischievous, ominous and sometimes comical overtone to his roles (You may want to watch him in the earlier 1970's film "Chilly Scenes of Winter", and there was also a film short wherein he portrayed Fortunato, in Edgar Allen Poe's "Cask of Amontillado". He was excellent).

Look for Ashley Peldon as the young daughter; Robin Bartlett, who is underused as Heard's estranged mother, and Tom Irwin, as Hawn's colleague from the art museum. The mystery is enough to keep you watching, and overall Heard's performance makes it all worthwhile. 7/10.


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