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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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I Love It!
27 September 2005 | by BreanneBSee all my reviews

Well, well, well, I must say I actually do love this movie. I thought I would give it one more chance, so I took it out from my local library. I gotta admit it was a lot better then I remembered. Although, I do not sympathize with Clara Harris, I thought this movie was great.

It also brings up a good point of the two sins that were committed here, murder and adultery. Thy Shall Not Kill and Thy Shall Not Commit Adultery. They both committed sins here. Clara should have gotten more then 20 years. That was a pretty lenient sentence for what she did.

Kudos to the cast, crew and filmmakers. Two Thumbs Way Up! 10 out of 10 stars.

Now I will give more details. Clara Harris was a 44 year old Houston Texas, wife, mother aand dentist who was betrayed by her husband David Harris. When Clara found out about she ran him over with her Mercedes and killed him. She is now serving her 20 year sentence at the Gatesville Women's Correctional Facility in Gatesville, Texas. She will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years.

David Harris' parents still side with Clara and are hoping to get her sentenced reduced. They hoped that she would only get two years in prison and even begged for probation instead. Bobbi Basch was the private investagator that Clara hired to follow her philandering husband and his mistress.

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