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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 »


Damian Harris


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


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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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final film appearance of Oscar-winning actress Beatrice Straight as Goldie Hawn's mother. However, she only appears in the film for five seconds, seen in the background and out of focus as a guest in Adrienne's daughter's birthday party. Her scenes were presumably cut. See more »


After Adrienne puts down Jack's/Daniel's wedding portrait, she covers it when she opens the photo album. When she pushes all the pictures off the table, the portrait isn't covered. See more »


[last lines]
Jack Saunders: Now, give me the necklace, Adrienne.
Adrienne Saunders: Here... take it.
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Ka Mate
Composed by Te Rauparaha
Performed by the Maori War Dancers
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Some Clunkiness and Familiarity but Worth a Watch
14 August 2016 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Goldie Hawn and John Herd aspire to make this a Thrilling Thriller but are Deceived by a Script that Promises much more than it Delivers in Terms of Storytelling or Cinematic Surprises.

Truth is the Story is Unbelievable and Unconvincing with its Contrivances Sabotaging Logic and it "Twists" so Telegraphed that the Result is a Resounding Thud.

It's a Watchable Movie with just Enough Professionalism to Propel it to its Standard Chase Ending that in the Warehouse (Yikes) goes on for ever. Hawn is up for Her Dramatic Turn and Herd is Creepy even when He isn't Playing a Certified Creep, so that Helps.

The Cute as Pie Daughter may have too much Screen Time that gets in the way of the Rhythm, but is Well Cast and She does some Fine Acting of Her Own. She is the Driving Pathos of the Narrative but it is Heavy Handed.

Worth a Watch but be Prepared for Familiarity and Clunkiness. It's all just too Average and Apparent on the Surface to be Totally Satisfying.

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