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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

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. 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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatal Woman See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Colin fans only....
9 September 2005 | by Cali-lilySee all my reviews

This movie is intriguing only because Colin Firth is in it. It is one of his earlier films so he still has a baby fat face, but he also has that charming accent...so, not a total waste of time. He is the only reason I stuck it out.

Movie has thin plot that probably could have been a good, had the characters not been so superficial. Colin has all his usual passion, but seems out of place with the surrounding "ghosts" pretending to be actors. Really was let down by extent of the emptiness of the acting. The plot was too easy...first there are really bad men, then the bad men don't want to be bothered with the physicality's of killing someone. So they leave...what's with that? They are hit men without bullets, basically.

And I am so used to seeing Billy Zane as a really bad man that he seemed secondary if not less. Kinda spacey, and not really in the part of the film that he would have been best at, the supposed brutal sub-ending. I say sub-ending because the ending-ending was even more disappointing....turned into some warped fairy tale.

All in all, waste of time and space. Sorry Colin.


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