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Linda (1993)

Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective... See full summary »

Director:

Nathaniel Gutman

Writers:

John D. MacDonald (novel), Nevin Schreiner (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Virginia Madsen ... Linda / Paul's wife
Richard Thomas ... Paul / Linda's husband
Ted McGinley ... Brandon / Stella's husband
Laura Harrington ... Stella / Brandon's wife
T.E. Russell ... David Hill
J. Don Ferguson ... Davis Vernon
Richard K. Olsen ... Journeyman
David Dwyer ... Dike Matthews
Michael Goodwin ... Carl Shepp
Maria Howell ... Shirley
Vito Mirabella Vito Mirabella ... Vito
Mary Lynn Riner Mary Lynn Riner ... Lotte Jethro
John Keenan John Keenan ... Deputy
Winston Hemingway Winston Hemingway ... Guard
Charles McLawhorn Charles McLawhorn ... Judge
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Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective spouses, Paul and Stella. Written by Rob Hartill

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Connections

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I've watched this over 10 times and my heart still aches
22 March 2002 | by queenofthe9nileSee all my reviews

I have watched this movie at least ten times. I do not agree with the previous comments. This is a tongue in cheek movie and some of the acting is meant to be stilted. Men like Paul Cowley are few and far between, women like Linda, unfortunately, are a dime a dozen. The sad thing here is that although similiar relationships like this rarely lead to murder and frame ups, it is an all to familiar scenario. Boy worships girl, girl doesn't know he exists, they grow up, man sees woman he fantasized about down and out and rescues her. Bottom line, she never did love him-he came along at the right time and she used him. Thomas is excellent as the nerdy but adequate Paul. His portrayal is sensitive and touching. Madsen is perfect as the femme-fatale. What really moved me was the final scene. Paul says he eventually cried, but not for Linda, his wife, but for the unknown girl he had watched from a distance so many years ago..and longed for..and loved. And I loved the close-up of Thomas at the end.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lust for Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Color
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