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False Pretenses (2004)

Randal 'Randy' Ackers looses his family savings and the company's reserve funds in an 'easy profit scheme' and commits suicide. His widow Dianne hopes to build a new life in California but ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peta Wilson ... Dianne / Dee Dee Martin
Stewart Bick Stewart Bick ... Mitchell Thomson
Melanie Nicholls-King ... Cerise
Conrad Pla ... Nando
Francis X. McCarthy ... Chasen Boggs (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
Anthony Lemke ... Randal Ackers
David Gow David Gow ... Norm
Jennifer Morehouse Jennifer Morehouse ... Paige Segal (as Jennifer Moorehouse)
Brian D. Wright ... Fred The Manager (as Brian Wright)
Miranda Handford ... Laura
Andrew Johnston ... Detective Wallace
Lois Dellar ... Vault Clerk
Cas Anvar ... Nabil
Brian Wrench Brian Wrench ... Rand's Laywer
Liz MacRae Liz MacRae ... Art Gallery Owner
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Randal 'Randy' Ackers looses his family savings and the company's reserve funds in an 'easy profit scheme' and commits suicide. His widow Dianne hopes to build a new life in California but gets stuck with car trouble in Texas. To pay for the repairs, she becomes waitress Dee Dee in a diner. There the swindler, who apparently doesn't recognize Diane, recruits 'Dee Dee' as investment sales pitch assistant. Friendly local sheriff Nando, who has a crush on her, promises to help catch the trickster under his new name, unofficially as he has no cause for legal action. But more is not what is seems. Written by KGF Vissers

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aljas játszma See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Not great -but nice to see Peta Wilson again
23 October 2014 | by juneebuggySee all my reviews

I caught this on the W network the other night and stuck with it because I was such a huge fan of 'La Femme Nikita' back in the day and Peta Wilson plays the vengeful wife here. She spends the movie seeking revenge against a con artist who finagled her husband out of all of their money, an event that later prompts him to commit suicide.

I'll be honest, this is not a great movie even for Lifetime. The acting is okay but it feels kinda choppy and rushed (Wilson's character didn't appear to mourn her husband at all before she hit the road to revenge) and there's also some with super boring parts involving the "Ponzi scheme". There were a couple twists I didn't see coming towards the end but still a very forgettable movie. 02.14.14


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