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The Waiting Game (2001)

An engaged woman, who has an art gallery with a friend, receives a package from Mexico sent by her uncle. A lot of people seem to be interested in this package, including a handsome man. Who can be trusted?

Director:

Vic Sarin

Writers:

Jane Ann Krentz (novel), Barbara O'Kelly (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chris Potter ... Tim / Adrian
Chandra West ... Sarah Frazer
Paula Abdul ... Amy Fuentes
Art Hindle ... Lowell Kincaid
Jonathan Crombie ... Matt
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Carl
Shaun R. Clarke Shaun R. Clarke ... Bobby (as Shaun Clarke)
Pedro Salvín Pedro Salvín ... Ricardo (as Pedro Salvin)
Christine Munroe Christine Munroe ... Ticket Agent
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An engaged woman, who has an art gallery with a friend, receives a package from Mexico sent by her uncle. A lot of people seem to be interested in this package, including a handsome man. Who can be trusted?

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Harlequin's The Waiting Game See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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When Tim brings breakfast in bed to Sarah, he is sporting shorter hair and blonder highlights than when he'd gone to sleep on her couch the night before. Evidently, Chris Potter had a hair trim and coloring in between these two scenes were filmed. Throughout the film, Potter's hair distractingly changes from short to longer and back to short and with different degrees of blond highlights, unmistakably revealing that the scenes were filmed out of order. See more »

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Enjoyable but does not follow the plot of Krentz's book
27 January 2007 | by sharhockSee all my reviews

"The Waiting Game" is based on a thoroughly enjoyable romantic novel of the same name (1985) by Jayne Ann Krentz who also writes historical novels as Amanda Quick and futuristic novels as Jayne Castle. The movie uses the book's characters' names and their essential personalities, but the plot is totally different. Both the book and movie are enjoyable in their own genres, although I originally watched this Canadian-produced Showtime Harlequin-romance series production just to be able to see Ms. Krentz's work put on the screen. She is probably one of the best writers of dialog in the business, and I thought this book (and many others she has written) would translate well into a movie on its own merits. In that I was disappointed.

However, the movie producers made excellent choices in actors and actresses and is notable as an early work of American Idol's Paula Abdul, who does a good job playing the main character's sidekick. Good suspense, gorgeous cast, a surprising plot twist, and a happy ending make it an excellent movie to see on a rainy afternoon with a couple of gal pals.


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