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Wicked (1998)

14-year-old Ellie Christianson wants to make her father Ben her love partner. And when her mother Karen turns up dead, Ellie has a good opportunity.

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Michael Steinberg

Writer:

Eric Weiss
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louise Myrback Louise Myrback ... Lena Anderson
Julia Stiles ... Ellie Christianson
Chelsea Field ... Karen Christianson
William R. Moses ... Ben Christianson
Vanessa Zima ... Inger Christianson
Patrick Muldoon ... Lawson Smith
Casey Rion ... Leon
Linda Hart ... Mrs. Potter
Patrick McTavish Patrick McTavish ... Bobby Smith
Connie Blankenship Connie Blankenship ... Mrs. Smith
Venessa Verdugo ... Police Woman
Michael Parks ... Detective Boland
Kyle Sabihy Kyle Sabihy ... Snuffy Holmes
Sterling Macer Jr. ... Detective Ritchie (as Sterling Macer)
Beano ... Forensic Cop
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Storyline

After the mysterious death of an upper class housewife, her oldest daughter literally takes her place, dressing in her mother's clothes and seducing the father. A quirky detective investigates the crime and finds that there are many suspects, each with something to hide. Written by Larry McGillicuddy <pcsq84f@prodigy.com>

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Evil Never Looked So Good.

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Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Julia Stiles player a fourteen-year-old though she was sixteen at the time. See more »

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Officer: So you do think it was him?
Detective Roland: Him... or somebody else.
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Referenced in Family Guy: How the Griffin Stole Christmas (2016) See more »

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Rabbiteen
Written by Jessicka
by Jack Off Jill
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Predictable Plot, Undeveloped Characters
17 February 2002 | by elorasabineSee all my reviews

Predictable plot here. My husband & I guessed the ending half-way through the film.

There were many "huh?!" moments. For instance: When the heck did Lawson fall in love with the Julia Stiles character? I must have blinked and missed the entire development of that.

The characters competed with the plot for the "boring and predictable" prize. Julia Stiles did a pretty good job with the empty material she was given, but the other actors were not able to do much with their lame roles.

And the incest stuff . . . yuck!

The case to this DVD had some "If you enjoy this movie, you might want to check out" suggestions: The Babysitter, The Crush, etc.; ie, better-developed versions of this type of film. This movie had potential to be a crazy-girl-wreaks-havoc tour de force for Julia Stiles, as the other films were for Alicia Silverstone. It would have been really fun to see Julia Stiles chew the scenery and go on some major rampages.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Second Wife See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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