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The Right Temptation (2000)

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A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.

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Lyndon Chubbuck

Writer:

Larry Brand
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Michael Farrow-Smith
Rebecca De Mornay ... Derian McCall (as Rebecca DeMornay)
Dana Delany ... Anthea Farrow-Smith
Adam Baldwin ... Captain Wagner
Joanna Cassidy ... Maryanne
Michael Ralph ... Falco
Robert Jayne ... Travis
Neil Flynn ... Max
Patrick O'Neal ... Carl
Donia Chiarizia Donia Chiarizia ... Geri
Scott Subiono ... Joey (as Scott Subino)
Kirk Fox ... Sharpshooter
Audra Lea Keener Audra Lea Keener ... Singer
Bill Ferrell ... Man at Bar
Melinda Renee ... Receptionist
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Storyline

Derien McCall, a nightmare-plagued ex-cop turned private investigator, takes an odd assignment from Anthea, the wife of a wealthy real-estate magnate, Michael Ferrow-Smith: to flirt with him and see if he expresses interest. Her emotions quickly take over and the flirting becomes more than that. Derien conducts an affair with Michael and breaks off the client relationship with Anthea, but a desperate call from Anthea brings Derien to Michael's house late one night. What's going on, Derien wonders, has she been set up? If so, by whom? Can she solve the crime, avoid imprisonment, and rid herself of the demons of her past? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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She's A Private Investigator Who's Found The Wrong Man But... [The Right Temptation]


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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

You Can Stop Looking, I'm Already Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA

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Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Dolby stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Derian's partner is taking photos of Michael Farrow-Smith in a restaurant from a car across the street, you see a flash going off, but no flash would be effective at this distance and, in any case, it would just bounce off the car window, so the photos would be useless. See more »

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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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BAD ATTITUDE
Written by William Pearson
Courtesy of Hearst Pearson Music (BMI)
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Decent Noirish Thriller with decent acting.
17 May 2009 | by med_1978See all my reviews

I have seen this movie a few times now. If you are looking for decent pulp film noir in the style of the old Hardboiled ones from 40' & 50's there is not too much on offer nowadays. This movie is a decent way to spend 90mins.

The love triangle has been explored many times in many films, so there is nothing fresh in that sense. However the performances are decent from all three leads in Particular the women. Kiefer Sutherland's performance is a little below par but still OK. The sexual tension is quite prevalent and simmers throughout, and other elements are handled OK.

The only problem is that the pace does tend to drag a bit and the movie did seem to feel longer than the 90 mins. However it is still worth the rental price. 6/10


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