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Victim of Love (1991)

A psychiatrist (Williams) and her patient (Madsen) are involved with the same man, who may or may not be a murderer.

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Jerry London

Writers:

James Desmarais (as James J. Desmarais), Alison Rosenfeld Desmarais
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pierce Brosnan ... Paul Tomlinson
JoBeth Williams ... Tess Palmer
Virginia Madsen ... Carla Simmons
Georgia Brown ... Emma
Murphy Cross ... Roz
Ruben Pla ... Carousel Attendant
Yuri Ogawa Yuri Ogawa ... Japanese Waitress
Gary Bolen Gary Bolen ... Malibu Sheriff
Terry Kohl Terry Kohl ... Fireman
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Storyline

Carla Simmons is a disturbed suicidal young woman, who can't get over her deceitful ex boyfriend. Tess Palmer is her therapist and she's truly worried about Carla's mental state and wants to help her in any way she can. One evening at a party, Tess meats Paul Tomlinson, a charming swab widowed professor with clear interest in her. They become lovers and Tess couldn't be happier. However, during one of her sessions with Carla, she realizes in shock that Carla's ex is her Paul. This is especially worrisome, since Carla claims that Paul's wife's death was no accident. Who should she trust?

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The truth isn't always clear and lies could lead to destruction... See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raw Heat See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Great modern-day film noir!
4 December 2001 | by MissCaroleSee all my reviews

I LOVE this movie!--enough to purchase the video. I've seen Vertigo, Psycho & North By Northwest many times, & I fail to see any stealing of scenes or plagiarism. I do agree with the Hitchcockian nature of it, as there are many suspenseful plot twists & turns, & the end is definitely like some of Hitchcock's endings -- you're not quite sure what to think or who to believe. JoBeth Williams & Virginia Madsen are terrific [as they both usually are]--convincing & believable. If you like modern- day film noir, as I do, this movie is for you.


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