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The Nurse (1997)

A traumatized nurse plots revenge against a catatonic businessman, whom she blames for the death of her father. She integrates herself in to his family as his personal nurse and plots revenge by killing off his family members one by one.

Director:

Robert Malenfant (as Rob Malenfant)

Writer:

Richard Brandes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Zane ... Laura Harriman
Janet Gunn ... Karen Martin
John Stockwell ... Jack Martin
Michael Fairman ... Bob Martin
Nancy Dussault ... Carol Martin
William R. Moses ... Michael
Lou Felder Lou Felder ... George Harriman
Nancy Linehan Charles ... Betty James
Lisa Comshaw Lisa Comshaw ... Linda Henley
Sherrie Rose ... Brooke Martin
Jay Underwood ... John Beecher
Tracy Spaulding Tracy Spaulding ... Susan Lang
Steven R. Barnett Steven R. Barnett ... Lieutenant
Kathryn Kates ... Marsha Harriman
Richard Penn ... Police Officer
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Storyline

When her father kills himself and his family after being named in an embezzlement scandal, nurse Laura Harriman vows revenge on the man responsible. She soon gets her chance when his accuser suffers a stroke that leaves him paralyzed and mute - the perfect victim. After becoming his private nurse, the "angel of death" sets out on a psychotic killing spree that will complete her descent into madness and destroy an innocent family...one by one. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Registered to Kill See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for terror/violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La enfermera See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Laura Harriman: Carol.
[Carol turns around startled by Laura]
Laura Harriman: Did I startle you?
Carol Martin: What's the matter with Bob?
Laura Harriman: He's about to lose another wife.
Carol Martin: What?
[Carol is confused by Laura's remark and Laura violently pushes Carol down the stairs, Laura walks down the stairs and opens Bob's medical pouch and takes out a insulin syringe]
Laura Harriman: Poor thing, don't she know that too much insulin could make her dizzy?
[Laura flicks the syringe]
Laura Harriman: Even kill her?
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Familiar, but watchable and competent psycho-thriller.
10 April 2007 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

Nurse Laura Harriman (Lisa Zane) is out to get revenge on Bob Martin (Michael Fairman) and his family. See Laura's dad was so distraught over an embezzlement charge that he killed himself and the rest of the family, leaving poor Laura alone, confused and mentally unstable. Fortunately for her, Bob has a stroke, leaving him completely incapacitated (his fully alert self inside an expressionless body), so he's in need of full time care, so Laura quits her job at the hospital and signs on as the live-in nurse. She seduces the son (John Stockwell), arouses suspicion in the daughter (Janet Gunn) and starts to do away with everyone (often right before the father's eyes). Good acting, particularly from the deliciously wicked Zane, and an overall air of nastiness save this oft-clichéd bitch-from-hell flick (with a rather poor ending) from boredom.


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