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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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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Julia Stiles player a 14 year old though she was 17 at the time. See more »

Quotes

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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When I am Queen
Written by Jessicka
by Jack Off Jill
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Evil Never Looked so boring
15 April 2004 | by jay_hall2002See all my reviews

Wicked is a extremely bizzare film, there is such a varied mix of ideas that it is very hard to keep track of the story, the ideas are good ones there's a bit of who dunnit, murder, intrigue, sex, deception, being physcotic, dealing with you dad getting a new girlfriend and much more but Wicked just cant seem to link them altogether to make a good strong cohirent plot. The main story is after a women has a huge row with her daughter she is murdered in a very brutal manner, the police are trying to track down the killer but are having very little luck. All the way through the film the tension is very high and the atmosphere is very good, there a immense who dunnit as the writers throw in suspects left, right and centre. There is also a very intriguing plot twist when the daughter becomes ever obsessed with her dad. The gorey scenes are also very brutal for a 15 certificate. Julia Stiles puts in a good performance as a character who through the course of the film you see slowly going over the edge, the rest of the cast are very good to its just a shame that the poor writing let them down. Most of the film is quite good, going along at a good pace and adding more and more plot twists, but the ending is just the most ludicrous thing I have ever seen, you never really find out who killed the mum and its just a excuse for the to be a total blood bath, where people get there heads smashed in, their feet cut and a hole blasted through their heart.


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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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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