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Desperate Motive (1993)

Distant Cousins (original title)
After not seeing him since he was a child, a successful advertising executive with the ideal family is visited by his cousin. He soon finds that his cousin and his cousin's fiance are ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Lane

Writers:

Pierre David (story), C. Courtney Joyner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Harris ... Katherine June Sullivan
David Keith ... Harry Young
William Katt ... Richard Sullivan
Mary Crosby ... Marcie
Brian Bonsall ... Alex Sullivan
Marg Helgenberger ... Connie
Cyndi Pass Cyndi Pass ... Mrs. Simms
John O'Leary John O'Leary ... Mr. Williams
Edward Bunker ... Mr. Benson
Stacey Nelkin ... Bank Teller
Christopher Kriesa ... 1st Policeman
James Welch James Welch ... Police Officer #3
Jack Bannon ... Bill Curtis
Perla Walter Perla Walter ... DMV Clerk
Peter Ferrari Peter Ferrari ... Teenage Boy
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Storyline

After not seeing him since he was a child, a successful advertising executive with the ideal family is visited by his cousin. He soon finds that his cousin and his cousin's fiance are taking over his and his wife's life and winning the affection of his son. Written by Matthew Mosca

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Don't let them into your house. See more »

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Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1993 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Desperate Motive See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

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Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw
Written by Chris Farren and Andy Lane
Courtesy of Farren Square Music
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A dumb sick violent movie
9 April 2001 | by timmaukSee all my reviews

I had nothing to do during a raining Sunday, so I watched this abomination. It was either this or figure skating, so I decided this would cause less suffering. I was wrong.

This follows the "Lets kidnap someone and assume their identities" plot line. Of course if it had a good script it could have been more interesting, but noooooooo. It was a stupid unbelievable story full of holes and mindless violence. The acting was not that great, or maybe they were just there for the paychecks. Mel Harris and William Katt were alright, but David "Hotstud" Keith and Marge "I think I'm the best actress that ever lived" Helgenberger overacted like crazy. The scene when the two were trying to get the kid to forget about his parents and enjoy being with them was almost sick. Marge was practically molesting the kid!

If you see this movie on, MOVE ON!!


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