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Telling Secrets (1993)

A rich woman plots the murder of her adulterous husband's mistress through a series of elaborate schemes, but soon falls under the suspicion of the investigating detective, who must prove her involvement.

Director:

Marvin J. Chomsky

Writer:

Jennifer Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cybill Shepherd ... Faith Kelsey
Ken Olin ... Det. Jay Jensen
Christopher McDonald ... Terry Kelsey
G.D. Spradlin ... Walter Jefferson
Dylan Walsh ... Jesse Graham
Nicolas Surovy ... Marcus Hiller
James McCaffrey ... James Merrick
Andrew Robinson ... Dr. Phillip Eckhart
Gary Grubbs ... Det. Ron Taylor
Laura Innes ... Angelyn Graham
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Susan Redding
Melora Walters ... Karen Blake
Mary Kay Place ... Shelley Jefferson Carp
Anne Haney ... Grace Jefferson
Denise Gentile ... Stacey Eckhart
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Storyline

Through a series of elaborate schemes, a wealthy woman arranges for the murder of her husband's mistress and then takes steps so that the crime won't be traced back to her. The detective investigating the murder soon realizes her role in it, and sets out to find a way to pin the murder on her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Crime | Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contract for Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the real-life story of Joy Aylor. She hired a hit man to kill her husband's lover, and was sentenced to life in prison. See more »

Quotes

Det. Jay Jensen: That was Terry Kelsey. Somebody at Canyon Lake just tried to kill him with a shotgun.
Det. Ron Taylor: Don't tell me. The shot bounced off his hair and killed fifteen innocent people.
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15 June 2003 | by lakrasiaSee all my reviews

It was watchable, but Cybil Shepherd showed here that she really can't act. Every line she spoke sounded wooden and unconvincing, without an ounce of real feeling in it. It took me a while to realise all the guys were falling in love with her, because it seemed so unbelievable as she didn't have a personality.

The other actors were far better and saved it and the plot was quite enjoyable, just a bit too long. Kicked myself afterwards for wasting over two and a half hours on something that neither inspired nor informed.

I very much doubt it was a true story. It's a common ploy for fictional films to have a bit of text at the end saying what happened to the characters. On this occasion, I forgot to check if it was followed by the disclaimer about "not resembling anyone in real life".


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