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Dead by Dawn (1998)

R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
It was the best of times... When Tim Marsh has a chance encounter with old high school buddy Don White, his life changes forever. Tim and his wife Wendy quickly find themselves drawn into ... See full summary »

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James Salisbury

Writer:

Stephen Downing (as Stephen J. Downing)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jodie Fisher ... Kim White
Shannon Tweed ... Wendy Marsh
Bill Ferrell ... Tim Marsh
Ted Prior Ted Prior ... Don White
Ron Robbins Ron Robbins ... Lieutenant Jack Matthews
Cassandra Gava ... Liz
John Timmons John Timmons ... Jimmy
Robin Joi Brown Robin Joi Brown ... Sharon
Aaron McPherson ... Cop #2
Rosemary Beldon Rosemary Beldon ... Caterer
David Joe Garcia David Joe Garcia ... Gardener
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It was the best of times... When Tim Marsh has a chance encounter with old high school buddy Don White, his life changes forever. Tim and his wife Wendy quickly find themselves drawn into Don's world, a dizzying orgy of exclusive parties, exotic cars and beautiful women. In the hills high above Hollywood, life is a party that never stops. For Tim, who has struggled since high school, the good times are alluring and seductive. But the good times are not what they seem. As the Marsh's are sucked deeper and deeper into Don's world, they soon discover that they cannot go back. Manipulation and seduction lead to blackmail, deception, and before long, a brutal murder. Tim finds himself at the center of a murder investigation and elaborate insurance scheme involving Don's wife. Dead By Dawn is a cautionary tale about the intoxicating effects of power, money and sex. Written by Anonymous

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They were once the best of friends, but tonight someone will be... Dead by Dawn


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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and brief violence
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color
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Psychological Mystery Thriller
22 November 2000 | by squareday987See all my reviews

I throughly enjoyed watching Dead by Dawn on HBO Cinemax. As a someone who has read over 500 mystery novels this year alone, I was impressed by how involved I became with the characters of this psychological mystery.

It was mostly because the characters were so well formed. They were very much like real people you might know socially in your neighborhood. The film is a must for those who love good dramatic acting. My wife and I have watched this film five times and we still enjoy picking out new clues.

And although the film was very racy in some places it was tastefully done and was not sexist or offensive to my wife.


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