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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 J. Don Ferguson ... Davis Vernon
Richard K. Olsen ... Journeyman
David Dwyer 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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Storyline

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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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:

Color
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Connections

Remake of Linda (1973) See more »

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Very Stupid
3 May 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

This TVM seems to have polarised opinions amongst the commentators on this page so perhaps I can settle everything by saying this is a very stupid not very well made television movie . How bad is it ? It's a teleplay that can't even decide what its name is because while everyone in America calls it LINDA it's known in Britain as LUST FOR MURDER and it's usually a bad sign when a movie has to change its name . And can I also point out that it's not a tongue in cheek spoof as somebody else claimed

I will be honest and say the plot is rather sound . Linda and Paul Cowley meet another couple called the Jeffries who they get on very well with . They get on so well that they go on holiday together ( Make up your own mind if there's some wife swapping going on ) and Paul sees his wife kill the Jeffries . After that the plot takes a shock twist

Writing the above paragraph I have suddenly realised the large amount of potential the story had and I won't say anything to put you off the premise . It's just that when the story continues after the events I've described things become more and more unlikely and bizarre . Not only that but the production values are fairly unimpressive with the actor playing Paul Cowley doing a very wooden voice over that irritates while most of the scenes - Exterior and interior - look like they've been filmed on a foggy day


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