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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

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!


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El engaño See more »

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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Runtime:

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[last lines]
Jack Saunders: Now, give me the necklace, Adrienne.
Adrienne Saunders: Here... take it.
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Happy Birthday
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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A Fatal Attraction for Goldie
30 June 2013 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

New York art restorer Goldie Hawn (as Adrienne) is seemingly stood-up on a blind date. This works out well, however, because Ms. Hawn eventually hooks up with likewise attractive museum curator John Heard (as Jack Saunders). He happened to be at the location, then shows up in her workplace. It's a whirlwind romance. Hawn's character appears to be smart, but love is blind. If you stop and think about this set-up, it doesn't make sense. Prepare yourself for even greater stretches of the imagination. Five years (at least) pass quickly and without much incident. With a sudden death at the museum, the plot thickens...

Instead of "explaining" the coincidental nature of the co-stars getting together, we suspend disbelief and proceed. To fill missing plot details in "Deceived" might take another hour. This well-produced, formula thriller requires leaving part of your brain at the door. The intricate story, by Mary Agnes Donoghue, is better than it plays; it might have been more intriguing and suspenseful to play down a pivotal character's status as a jewel thief and play up his status as a psychopath. Also, Hawn needs stabbing target practice. Kate Reid has a marvelous cameo, but Beatrice Straight barely appears. Damian Harris keeps you alert.

****** Deceived (9/27/91) Damian Harris ~ Goldie Hawn, John Heard, Ashley Peldon, Robin Bartlett


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