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Exception to the Rule (1997)

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A married jewel trader is seduced by a beautiful woman while on a business trip. Upon returning home, he receives a video tape in the mail of his tryst and a threat to ruin his marriage if ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Young ... Angela Bayer
Kim Cattrall ... Carla Rainer
Eric McCormack ... Timothy Bayer
William Devane ... Lawrence Kellerman
Diego Wallraff ... Detective Garcia
Stephen Mendel ... Dr. Harold Beeson
Robert Lujan Robert Lujan ... Ron Lansing (as Bob Lujan)
Mark Acheson ... Burt Ramsey
Rob Daprocida ... Bruno
Michael Cram ... Paramedic
Ernie Prentice ... Old Man
Bethoe Shirkoff ... Old Woman
Donald Adams Donald Adams ... Sam Jorgenson
Terri Lo Terri Lo ... Porn Star #1
J.J. McGowan J.J. McGowan ... Porn Star #2
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A married jewel trader is seduced by a beautiful woman while on a business trip. Upon returning home, he receives a video tape in the mail of his tryst and a threat to ruin his marriage if he doesn't turn a shipment of diamonds over to the woman. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Her needs, his desires, a lethal combination.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Canada | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A kivétel erősíti a szabályt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Overlong, dumb, absurdly plotted thriller.
12 August 1999 | by baker-9See all my reviews

Sporting a ridiculous plot with unbelievable twists in the last 20 minutes, EXCEPTION TO THE RULE becomes a bore quickly because the protagonist is quite dumb and you can predict what will happen next during the first 3/4 of the film.

Kim Cattrall is stuck with a dumb villainess role, Sean Young phones in her performance (she has so little to do, who can blame her), and William Devane is his usual self. Eric McCormack works waaay too hard at times trying to be intense, and he's not a bundle of leading man charm.


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