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Motives (2004)

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Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go ... See full summary »

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Craig Ross Jr.

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Kelsey Scott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivica A. Fox ... Constance Simms
Shemar Moore ... Emery Simms
Golden Brooks ... Allannah James
Sean Blakemore ... Brandon
Joe Torry ... Derrick Woods
Victoria Rowell ... Detective Pierce
Mel Jackson ... Detective Morgan
William L. Johnson ... Ray
Caryn Ward Caryn Ward ... Gwendolyn
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Letrice
Brian Hite Brian Hite ... Kenneth Stroud
David E. Collier ... Reyes (as David Collier)
Candice Carbo Candice Carbo ... Anna
Antwan Mills ... Stan
Mike Pniewski ... Simon (as Mike Piniewski)
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Storyline

Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go dangerously awry when the thrill seeking Emery engages in an adulterous fling with the wildly free-spirited and exotic Allanah. Timing couldn't be any worse when the politics of high society, shady business deals, bad press, and a violent murder collide, they threaten to destroy more than just his shaky marriage. As police probe into his situation, they uncover a labyrinth of deception, agendas and motives, where the stakes are enormous and nothing is what it seems. Written by Rob Hardy

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There is only loyalty or betrayal. Nothing in between.

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Thriller | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Motive See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Except for the one Caucasian secretary, this film features an all African American cast. See more »

Goofs

Emery goes home after being punched, and while speaking to his wife, the blood on his chin changes from shot to shot. See more »

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Referenced in The Making of 'Motives' (2004) See more »

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Motives-where has it been??
8 October 2006 | by trina1979See all my reviews

This movie was absolutely superb!! The plot line was very interesting and kept you guessing the whole time. The acting was very well done, I can't believe we hadn't heard about this film before. The end was great and of course, completely a surprise. As I said before, it kept you guessing the whole time. By surprise, I found this film at my local video rental store, never heard of it and decided to give it a try. Boy, did I luck out!! I can't believe that this wasn't in theaters, and if it was, only for a short time with little or no publicity. Give this film a try, it would be well worth your rental fee! My husband did not get to see it all the way through and we plan to watch it again so he can see the whole thing! It would be well worth a look, I would strongly recommend this movie!


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