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The Perfect Wife (2001)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 21 May 2001
A doctor fails to help the young victim of a car accident whose sister decides to seek revenge.


Don E. FauntLeRoy (as Don E. Fauntleroy)


George Saunders (screenplay), Richard Dana Smith (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Perry King ... Dr. Robert Steward
Shannon Sturges ... Leah Tyman / Liza Steward
Lesley-Anne Down ... Helen Coburn
William R. Moses ... Dr. Brad Steward
Michele Greene ... Felicia Laurel
Max Gail ... Ted Vance
Michael Fairman ... Orville Gleason
Luisa Leschin Luisa Leschin ... Greta Molina
Sondra Currie ... Nora Toling
Khadijah Karriem ... Judith
Dave Cole Dave Cole ... Ruben Tyman
Alexandra Fatovich ... Maryanne Gleason (as Alex Fatovich)
Bonita Brisker Bonita Brisker ... Head Nurse
Christopher Kriesa ... McGovern
Jack Ong ... Tallahassee Doctor


Leah has been like a mother to her brother Ruben. One day Ruben was out biking when he was struck by an inebriated motorist. Later a doctor comes across them and helps them. He first checks out Ruben and tells him not to move then goes to check on the driver. But Ruben starts to move and stand up and his condition worsens and he dies. When Leah learns of this, she goes into a rage and decides to go after everyone who is responsible for her brother's death. She begins with the driver; she goes to the hospital and turns off the life support machine. She then follows the doctor to where he lives and changes her name to Liz and manages to get him to marry her. She then begins her plan by killing his office manager and taking over. She then alters patients medications and when they begin to die the doctor is blamed. Things were going well until the driver whom she thought died shows and blackmails her. And the doctor's former wife is suspicious of her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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He married for love...she married for revenge...


Drama | Thriller


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Time killer
3 March 2008 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

In THE PERFECT WIFE, Lesley Anne Down stars as a divorcée whose ex-husband has married a gal half his age and with something more in mind than matrimony. Turns out the new wife is seeking revenge in the death of her brother, and she believes the doctor had something to do with his death. Down starts to figure things out about halfway through, but no one will listen to her. Perry King plays the doctor, and Shannon Sturges is the new wife. No one exactly knocks themselves out in the acting department, and the plot tends to drag. Save this one for a rainy night. If you're me, you sometimes watch these things to see how much a given actor has aged.

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Release Date:

21 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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