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A Kiss So Deadly (1996)

What happens when a father falls in love with his daughter's college roommate? In this film, not only is he finally suspected by his daughter, but eventually his obsession for the young ... See full summary »


Chuck Bowman


Monica Parker (story), Nevin Schreiner (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Shaughnessy ... Tom Deese
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Catherine Deese
Tom Bresnahan ... Todd Gale
Noelle Parker ... June Stern
Kerrie Keane ... Patty Deese
Charlotte Ross ... Amanda Blake
Scott Simpson ... Stalker
Jeffrey Pillars Jeffrey Pillars ... Ray
Robert Catrini ... Craig
Paul Sincoff Paul Sincoff ... Officer Cruz
Tim Gardner Tim Gardner ... Officer Chaso
Nina Repeta ... Waitress
Jeff Hochendoner ... Bartender
William Gregory Lee ... Adam
Steve Posner Steve Posner ... Professor


What happens when a father falls in love with his daughter's college roommate? In this film, not only is he finally suspected by his daughter, but eventually his obsession for the young woman causes things to go very tragically wrong. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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He's obsessed with his roommate's daughter. And it's becoming one deadly affair. See more »


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Release Date:

14 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deep End See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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1.33 : 1
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On Days of Our Lives (1965), Charles Shaughnessy played the father of the character played by Charlotte Ross. See more »

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The problem of obsession with a beautiful woman
20 November 2017 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

RELEASED TO TV IN 1996 and directed by Chuck Bowman, "A Kiss So Deadly" is a drama with elements of romance & crime starring Charles Shaughnessy as Tom Deese, a concerned father who's concerned about his daughter who moved out to live on her own (Dedee Pfeiffer). Living with two roommates on the North Carolina coast (Charlotte Ross & Noelle Parker), the girls are sorta stalked by a creepy man (Scott Simpson); meanwhile, Deese becomes infatuated with one of the roommates (Ross). Kerrie Keane plays Deese's ignored wife while Tom Bresnahan plays the daughter's beau.

Although this is a TV movie, it breaks the threshold of greatness for what it is; and does so on a few fronts. The theme revolves around the power of a beautiful woman and the corresponding male obsession. Ross stands out as the "hottie" and her beauty is highlighted from the get-go (the father stumbles upon her in a bikini in his daughter's apartment and you can just see "Whoa, Mama!" displayed on his face).

Unfortunately, Amanda (Ross) has developed the faintly unwholesome disposition of a babe who is wont to sleep around. She is nicely contrasted by the intuitive insightfulness of the daughter (Pfeiffer) and the winsome wholesomeness of the other girl, June (Parker). Speaking of whom, I enjoyed June's subplot in the third act, which nicely contrasts Amanda's relationship with Deese. I wish it were developed more. Personally, if I were to pursue any of the three girls (not that I would, since I'm married), it would be June.

Any male who has experienced the inward upheaval that goes with a crazy crush on a beautiful woman will relate to what the father goes through in this flick. "A Kiss So Deadly" effectively shows the potential dangers of uncontrolled infatuation. Be wise, my son.

THE MOVIE RUNS 96 minutes and was shot in Wilmington, North Carolina. WRITERS: Monica Parker (story) &Nevin Schreiner (story & script).


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