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At the Mercy of a Stranger (1999)

Elizabeth is married to Thomas, a prominent doctor. He has been abusing her. One day while out with a client, John Davis, he tells her that he was hired by her husband to kill her. It seems... See full summary »

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Graeme Campbell

Writer:

Matthew Sommer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Kerns ... Elizabeth Cooper
Tim Matheson ... John Davis
Stephen Lang ... Dr. Thomas Cooper
Bill MacDonald Bill MacDonald ... Detective Cahill (as Bill Macdonald)
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Jan Scott
Kristin Adams ... Stephanie Cooper
Shawn Ashmore ... Danny
Sally Cahill Sally Cahill ... Connie
Rick Coulter Rick Coulter ... Mike Scott
Rufus Crawford ... Warrant Cop
Shane Daly Shane Daly ... Unit 2 Cop
Nicole Dicker ... Lisa Cooper
Paul Eves Paul Eves ... Brian Wallis
Robert Haley Robert Haley ... Chief Harris
François Klanfer François Klanfer ... Maitre 'D
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Elizabeth is married to Thomas, a prominent doctor. He has been abusing her. One day while out with a client, John Davis, he tells her that he was hired by her husband to kill her. It seems that she wants a divorce and Thomas would rather see her dead than let her leave him. Now John observed her before actually doing it and discovered that she was not the woman her husband described, so he decides to help her. He wants her to pretend to be dead so that when he gets his payment, he could get Thomas to incriminate himself on tape. Though uncertain at first, she realizes that he is telling her the truth. But she finds it unbearable to be away from her children and Thomas doesn't pay John right away. So she has to pretend to be dead longer than expected. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bérgyilkos kegyelme See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Simply too simple
1 July 2001 | by F1ameSee all my reviews

This little tale starts in a nice place. Getting straight into and doing a little re-cap was a way of keeping the brain awake.

From here the story plods along, a few interesting storylines pop up during the film, but they are put back on the self too soon without a good read. I found myself thinking of many ways in which this film could be better. Even a different direction.

A sense of nothing actually happening washed over me.

Some slightly unrealistic law enforcement occurs and a slightly dull and unclimactic ending really pan this film out as mediocre. Saying all that it was enough to keep me awake, just don't expect any excitement.


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