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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.

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Don E. FauntLeRoy (as Don E. Fauntleroy)

Writers:

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

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 Jack Ong ... Tallahassee Doctor
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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...

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

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

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Typical Lifetime
21 May 2016 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

From Lifetime, we have "The Perfect Wife," a 2001 movie starring Perry King, Lesley-Anne Down, William R. Moses, and Michele Greene. Dr. Robert Steward, who stops at the site of an accident to help the victims. One of them, a man, is dead, but he is able to save the woman. When the man's sister, Leah Tyman (Shannon Sturges) identifies her brother's body, she vows vengeance on anyone who played a part in his death. It's a long list since it includes anyone within three feet of them.

Before we know it, Leah Tyman is now Liz Steward, married to Dr. Steward, who is divorced from Helen (Lesley-Anne Down). Leah/Liz goes to work getting rid of people, all the while going to her little jewel box and talking to a photo of her brother.

Typical Lifetime, with a psycho that several people in the story know is insane and his or her spouse has no clue, despite the bodies falling all around.

I've always loved Lesley-Anne Down and thought she was incredibly beautiful. For me she was the only saving grace here. However, I knew what I was getting into. That's one thing about Lifetime movies - they have about six plots and you know you'll get one of them.


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