The title comes from the phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned", which itself is a paraphrase from a line in William Congreve's 1697 play The Mourning Bride, in which the original line is, "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." See more »
as bad as it sounds
To be fair, most TV movies are tawdry, disposable propositions, but this one has to win some sort of award for going above and beyond even the genre's low standards. Essentially a small-screen variation on FATAL ATTRACTION, we have Loretta Swit as a cast-off mistress who takes revenge on her married lover by taking his teen daughter hostage, then must face the wrath of Barbara Eden, her lover's jilted wife and the girl's mother. One wonders why two likeable actresses like Swit and Eden would take parts in such a clunker--had the risiduals from MASH and I DREAM OF JEANNIE run out? As far as I can tell, this mess was only broadcast once. Any flick that can't get airplay on LIFETIME(where TV movies go to die)has to be something truly atrocious.
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