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A seemingly upstanding, caring husband and father, Dr. David Farris, is accused of foul play by his ex-wife Ellen regarding the mysterious death of his subsequent wife Lorraine. To prove ... See full summary »

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Paul Schneider

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Michele Samit (story), Eric Edson (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ritter ... Dr. David Farris
Marg Helgenberger ... Ellen Farris
Megan Gallagher ... Lorraine Farris
Lawrence Dane ... Detective Rick Mauser
Jessica Bowman ... Sarah Farris
Miko Hughes ... Graham Farris
Madeline Zima ... Danielle Farris
Sandra Caldwell Sandra Caldwell ... Noreen Summers
Brenda Bazinet ... Dr. Addington
Michael Anthony Rawlins ... Asst. D.A. John Hodges
Kim Huffman ... Catherine Moray
Martin Doyle ... Tom Shelton
Ken James Ken James ... Mark Lunger
Johnie Chase ... Judge Eadie (as Johnnie Chase)
Derwin Jordan ... Detective Kendricks
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A seemingly upstanding, caring husband and father, Dr. David Farris, is accused of foul play by his ex-wife Ellen regarding the mysterious death of his subsequent wife Lorraine. To prove her suspicions, Ellen becomes determined to reveal David's sinister side by any means possible. Written by <pavanbadal@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lethal Vows See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on the true story of Richard K. Overton, convicted of poisoning his ex-wife Dorothy Boyer, and the murder of his third wife, Janet Overton. See more »

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Clever
28 December 2000 | by llihillohSee all my reviews

This is the kind of movie that, in my opinion, is good from start to finish. It is cleverly put together and with the help of a talented group of actors, this is one of the better TV movies I have seen.

The plot is very unusual and interesting. One of the things that really struck me is that the crew must have done a lot of research in order for the story to be accurate. (I'm referring to the medication side effects.) A lot of hard work and excellent writing went into this production.

The actors perform exceptionally well. Especially John Ritter, who plays the evil David Farris. Marg Helgenberger comes very close to being as good as Ritter but there's no stopping him. Helgenberger plays the part of Ellen Farris particularly good also. The rest of the cast adds their two cents to make this not so typical family shine.

The writing, cast, and idea overall is phenomenal. With the luck that CBS will decide to air this again, be prepared because you never know who you may be dealing with.


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