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A worried artist tries to locate his wife who suddenly abandoned him only to discover that she led a secret life - or two. He proceeds to investigate her past and stirs up a hornet's nest.

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Michael Ferris, John Brancato (as John D. Brancato)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Firth ... Joseph Prince
Lisa Zane ... Cynthia
Billy Zane ... Elijah
Scott Wilson ... Dr. Beaumont
Suzanne Snyder ... Andrea
Pat Skipper ... Ted
John Lavachielli ... Ed
Lisa Blount ... Jenny Purge
Carmine Caridi ... Dino
Danny Trejo ... Toshi
Catherine E. Coulson ... Sister Mary
Tommy Morgan Jr. ... Louis
Matthew Asner Matthew Asner ... Waste Artist
Roberto Santana Roberto Santana ... Waste Artist
Perla Walter Perla Walter ... Rosa
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Joseph Price, a former artist (painter) and now nature park ranger, has fallen for a woman who he meets in the park. They get on really well and before long they're married, but Joe doesn't know much about his new bride Cynthia. One day Cynthia disappears, leaving only the briefest of goodbye notes. Joe's lost without her and heads for the big city to find her. There he unearth some strange and puzzling facts about his missing wife. Written by Rob Hartill

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A secret life. A deadly passion. What you don't know can kill you.

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References The Evil Below (1989) See more »

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Great premise is poorly executed
28 January 2007 | by highwaytouristSee all my reviews

It's interesting at first. A naive park ranger (Colin Firth) marries a pretty, mysterious woman (Lisa Zane) he's only known for a short time. They seem to be happy, then she disappears without warning. He searches for her and, after a few dead ends, stumbles upon some of her abused childhood and sleazy recent past, which may include criminal activity. And then, it seems the filmmakers didn't know what to do with the story. The beginning, while not as suspenseful as it sounds, is at least watchable. Then it ceases to be interesting or even make much sense. And the ending is so lame, so dull, and so devoid of any excitement or intelligence, you'll think the screenwriters didn't know what to do with it and got bored trying. What a sorry waste of a good idea!


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18 October 1991 (UK) See more »

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