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Suburban Madness (2004)

Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.


Robert Dornhelm


Skip Hollandsworth (article), Kimberlee Reed (teleplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sela Ward ... Bobbi Bacha
Elizabeth Peña ... Clara Harris
Rheagan Wallace ... Amy Harris
Kate Greenhouse ... Rebecca 'Lisa' Singer
Kirsten Bishop ... Pam Wright (as Kirsten Bishopric)
Brett Cullen ... David Harris
Janaya Stephens ... Cassie Basha
Matt Cooke Matt Cooke ... Lucas Basha
Martha MacIsaac ... Vivian Leigh Basha (as Martha Macisaac)
Paul Calderon ... Derek Basha (as Paul Calderone)
April Mullen ... Jesse James
Jayne Eastwood ... Sheila
Shari-Lyn Safir Shari-Lyn Safir ... Shannon Lewis
David Gardner David Gardner ... Monte Harris
Anna Ferguson ... Judy Harris


Bobbi Bocha, a cynical private eye who says all men cheat, narrates a story that opens in Houston with a blond purposely running over a man multiple times with her car and then cradling his head as he dies. Flash back six months to the too-exuberantly happy Harris family - Clara and David are orthodontists with a thriving practice, a big house, twin boys who love Dr. Seuss, and David's teen daughter Amy, home from college. David hires Lisa, a klutzy, teary, recently-divorced woman, as a receptionist, and an affair quickly blossoms. Clara hires Bocha. Meanwhile, Bocha pushes her own daughter, who's about to get married, to see the downside. An elephant's faithful. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Clara Harris Ran Over Her Cheating Husband Three Times. Some Call Her a Murderer, Some Call Her a Hero. You Decide.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent and sexual content | See all certifications »






Release Date:

3 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clara Harris - Verzweifelte Rache See more »

Filming Locations:

Thornhill, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Bobbi Bacha: The casserole is in the oven
Jesse James: Let's brown it!
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Entertaining Docudrama about Clara Harris!
8 May 2010 | by SylSee all my reviews

Dr. Clara Harris was a successful dentist in Houston, Texas, the loving mother of two four year old twin boys, and the wife of Dr. David Harris, the orthodontist. Professionally, they were the ideal couple but they were not only ordinary but their marriage was crumbling. David cheated on Clara with a young receptionist/divorcée, Lisa. In the beginning, we see Clara drive her car over David in a murderous rage over the affair. The film is told from the perspective of the private investigator, Bobbi Bacha, whose practice deals with catching cheating spouses. In Texas, there is a law in the divorce court to benefit those spouses who are faithful and punish those who aren't. Clara slowly destroys herself in trying to save her marriage. It's a sad tale but pretty common.

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